Guest Lana Cooper: Can Fiction Really Tell It Like It Is?: What Inspired Me to Write “Bad Taste In Men”

There’s a common ground writers and readers share — the operative word in this case being “share.” Both love sharing a good story and losing (and finding) themselves in something that seems larger, or at least a little more exciting, than everyday life. The act of telling a story and listening to a story is…

The World Is Hard, We Need To Be Nice

For weeks it seems like the news has been bad, bad, bad. War, famine, plagues. The news is filled with death and destruction and the loss of things that we love, care about, or need. Instead of bringing us together and making people nicer, it seems to be making some people meaner than ever. Seriously?! If…

Why Women Matter In November

Long ago a woman politician who was quite old told me that the women who fought for Roe v Wade were watching it being chipped away and didn’t think younger women were aware of what was happening. Guess what? We weren’t fighting hard enough and now we’re going to have to fight harder. Those women…