• There is always a great balance in your posts. I think that is fantastic that your books are continuing to sell and be recognized as material worth teaching! That is the magic of writing and creating. One day your physical body will be elsewhere, but your words will remain to inspire the next generations of writers! Just as you were saying about Ursula. Cool!

    I am also glad that many abusers and users of women and children are being nabbed! The realization of the magnitude of all the hurt, confusion, women hating their bodies because some cruddy, lowlifes wanted to get a thrill is staggering. As a gentle person I feel really sad about this. Nearly every girlfriend I’ve ever had has revealed to me a rape or abuse they suffered earlier in life. I did my best to empathize and really listen, give hugs but the rage I felt inside at those creeps was/is fiery! No one has the right to make use another person’s body against their will! None!

    January 26, 2018
  • […] I am very sad to note the death this week of Ursula Le Guin, whose books I read in high school and who was an inspiration for speculative writers everywhere. She demanded – I saw her speak a couple of times, most memorably on the Oregon Coast during a giant storm where the windows were rattling with wind and thunder – that speculative writing not be put in a separate and lesser category, that women’s writing get equal considerations as men’s, and that poetry be given equal attention as fiction. She didn’t act like any of those demands were unusual or impossible. I still hope to one day gain her bravery and refusal to put with nonsense as well as her ability to imagine a better world. Jeannine Hall Gailey, What is the Lifespan of a Poetry Book, Saying Goodbye to Ursula Le Guin, and the Value of Little Gir… […]

    January 28, 2018

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