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Have We No Shame?

It is the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and there’s another “don’t say the killer’s name” story making the rounds. One of the victims refused to appear on an anniversary edition of Meet

3 days ago

Author Laura Lee (Site / Info)

Culture success Social Status

Everything is a War. The Culture of Agonism.

Yesterday I came across an article in the New York Times called “Wounded by the Language of War” by Paula Span. Span wanted to know why the language we use to talk about dealing with illness seems to

5 days ago

Author Laura Lee (Site / Info)

Culture politics Language

The Happy End vs. The Noble End Part II

Last November, I wrote a long post, The Happy End vs. The Noble End about how many 19th Century works are altered to give them more “happy ends” when they are adapted to appeal to a modern audience. 

1 week ago

Author Laura Lee (Site / Info)

Culture Writing Literature Single Story

Thoughts on the Latest Mass Shooting

A few months ago I went to my local library to hear a speaker who had worked for the secret service for many years, including on the detail of President Kennedy.  One of the things that he mentioned i

1 week ago

Author Laura Lee (Site / Info)

Culture mental illness

No Such Thing as Self-Expression

One of the blogs that I follow in my Word Press reader is Daily Post.  Today they posted this writing prompt: Do you love to dance, sing, write, sculpt, paint, or debate? What’s your favorite way to e

1 week ago

Author Laura Lee (Site / Info)

Fiction Writing Failure Language publishing

 
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