Posts Tagged ‘Humanity’
Mindless Metaphors: Don’t Militarize Covid-19
With the constant research that goes into writing my “MASKS”-themed trilogy, I recently read an article in Scientific American titled, “Military Metaphors Distort the Reality of Covid-19.” It was written by Adina Wise, M.D., and neurology resident of Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. And although this was one of many profound…Read More
The Myth of the “Good War.” (WWII)
Writing my novels takes a lot of time, especially research. For every chapter written, likely over ten hours of research goes into the efforts, even more time than getting the words on paper. One thing I’ve grappled with is how our nation and others involved with WWII, forever use the narrative that WWII was “necessary”…Read More
The word “terrorism” conjures up mixed emotion. On the one hand, anyone dreaming up dropping bombs or shooting down masses of innocent people anywhere certainly is a terrorist act. Yet, isn’t this what happens with war? To me, the word is an oxymoron, it has lost any meaning or fear tactic associated with it. I…Read More
Masks of Morality (Book 1)
Has America normalized violence as a way of life? MASKS OF MORALITY is a contemporary rollercoaster about a woman who goes from a high-tech marketing executive to becoming obsessed with changing the world after becoming a mother. It’s a story of moral conscience and using positive energy in every choice we make. A message to look…Read More
Humanity Before Hegemony!
HUMANITY BEFORE HEGEMONY! A simple excerpt that I feel speaks for the underlying message behind the story in MASKS OF MORALITY: Humanity has such incredible talent and abilities, such vast beauty within each of ourselves. If we only carry in our hearts the awareness of unity among individual forms, we could eliminate so much pointless…Read More
Books: Where Words can Change the World.
“Each woman who never wrote a word…still lives.” ~Virginia Woolf Every year since its launch in 2015, I’ve attended the Bay Area Book Festival in downtown Berkeley. I love it, not because of my bookworm ways but the festival’s theme fits the values I hold dear to my heart. It’s a socially conscious…Read More
Thanksgiving “His”- story: Whose Story?
THANKSGIVING “HIS”-STORY: WHO’S STORY? This past weekend, I attended a community fundraising event at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley. This vibrant venue promotes social justice, arts participation, and intercultural understanding. The event I attended, Thangs Taken: Rethinking Thanksgiving, brought together artist, activist, and community to acknowledge the genocide of ten to thirty million Native Americans and…Read More
Interesting and Relevant Read while I Write!
Hello Fans, As I attend more writer circle meetings to get feedback on my debut novel, as well as make my first attempt at securing a traditional book deal (wish me luck on that one!), I’ve been reading this book—Corpalism, by Arun D Ellis. Set in the UK, Ellis dives into much of what my…Read More