There was once a time when I did not live without the specter of illness around every corner? I lived a life that wasn’t conditional on the spread of a virus? I spent almost five decades making plans that weren’t likely to be cancelled anywhere, any time, with little notice, because of a nasal-swabbed test result? Could it be true?
So You Want to Talk to Your Racist Loved One About #BLM? Here’s How.
Ten steps to help non-Black activists disrupt and diamante systematic racism through the power of conversation.
Five Things Driving Has Taught Me About How to Take Things Less Personally
When I drive, I tend not to take things personally. Interestingly, my practice in doing this on the road translates very well into how not to take things personally in my life.
Expertina responds to questions about life, love, work, and relationships. Readers may submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dear Expertina, For the first time in my life, I feel seriously depressed and enraged due […]
A Short Interview with Christi Clancy
Recently, my friend Christi Clancy, an amazing writer and Assistant Visiting Professor of English at Beloit College, has accepted a two-book publishing deal with St Martin’s publishing house, a well-deserved accomplishment that’s […]
Advice for Writers Getting the MFA
First of all: yes, your professors are right when they tell you it is very difficult to get a tenure track teaching job at a college or university. It is very, very […]
Sirens Answer: “Is ‘Ask a Siren’ Only for Females?”
In response to a really interesting question on our initial “Ask a Siren” call, here’s our first “Ask a Siren” answer! Question: Is it for only females or open to all? From Leslie: […]