Lessons About Story Crafting From Avatar: The Legend of Korra

WARNING: This post is NOT spoiler free, so if you haven’t watched Avatar: The Legend of Korra yet and you care about spoilers, stay back. Back, I say! If you’ve read this blog faithfully (or even sporadically), you might’ve picked up that I am a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender. This next bit I say with…

Long Hidden

Update: This post is being written LIVE in Daegu, South Korea. After a lot of hand-wringing and gnome-slapping, my wife and I have finally made it across the world. It’s a wonderful experience, even now at the beginning, and I thank you in advance for your well wishes and prayers. Because it’s been such a…

What You Don’t Know, Believe the Ghetto Knows

I’m really a fan of Ibi Zoboi‘s work. I love her writing, the lens through which she tells stories. I appreciate the way Zoboi juxtaposes the magic inherent in the world with the reality of life as an immigrant, the child of immigrants, and how hard it is to live within that culture while wanting to, simultaneously,…