NaNoWriMo, Round 2

I just signed up on the official NaNoWriMo site. One of the things that they encourage you to do after sign up is put the title and a brief synopsis of the novel that you’ll be attempting over the next thirty days on your NaNoWriMo profile. Ive done that. You can practically see me agonizing…

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,…

Lights Left on Our Path

When a great (wo)man dies, for years the light (s)he leaves behind him her, lies on the paths of men us all. I mangled that Longfellow quote for a reason. Anne McCaffrey, Myth-maker and one of the direct influence of my childhood fantasy worlds has died. From NPR: Her books — particularly the iconic Dragonriders…