Life, Death & More: Coco

Coco is about the human desire to believe in an afterlife, and our quest to have our life mean something. It explores these themes through the eyes of Miguel, whose desire to become a “famous musician” leads him to steal a guitar on the Day of the Dead and fall into the afterlife. When he... Continue Reading →

The Crown: Smoke & Mirrors

I read a book on relationships that said what people most desire from others is acceptance, the ability to be loved for who (or in spite of what) they are. When others reject us, it hurts. It causes us to lash out, or withdraw, or feel unworthy. The truly terrible thing is, I see this... Continue Reading →

The Crown: Act of God

I wonder, when was the first time someone blamed God for a horrific act against humanity? And when will be the last time, when He finally shows up (again) to roll His divine eyes and say, “Honestly, mortals, must you blame everything on me? I gave you brains for a reason. You could use them... Continue Reading →

The Crown: Windsor

I’ve never known a Brit without an opinion on the Duke of Windsor, also known as the “abdicated king.” And I cannot guess what the writer thinks of him, either, since he makes him in turns, dreadful and pitiable. “David” enters an England glad to see him (if you ask the wrong people), and loathe... Continue Reading →

The Crown: Hyde Park Corner

Death is the inevitability of life, the one thing that links people across the globe, for no one can escape it. The second episode of The Crown is a study in death, loss, and the change it brings. While England and the royal family, the Prime Minister, and the Cabinet mourn the loss of a... Continue Reading →

The Crown: Wolferton Splash

I’m an Anglophile. Maybe it’s my mostly-British blood, or that I dig the English and their outward emotional constipation while a storm brews underneath, or just that I’m kinda, sorta, okay a lot, obsessed with the  English monarchies; the up and coming king and his wife, not so much. Could not care less. Have they... Continue Reading →

How’s the Writing Going?

I found this on Rachel's blog, and it looked like fun so I'm going to do it too. 🙂 Right now, I'm working on the next book in my Tudor Throne series  (book one is out next week!), which takes place in the Welsh Marches and follows the thread of Sir Richard, Margaret Pole, Lady... Continue Reading →

The Symbolism of Wonder Woman

The new Wonder Woman is a lesson in the ancient myth of femininity and a forward in the feminist revolution. Much to my consternation, ‘feminism’ doesn’t mean ‘equality among the sexes’ in modern language; it more often means ‘man-hater.’ When Diana turned up in this film not only sporting a good attitude toward Steve and... Continue Reading →

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