In yesterday’s post, I asked whether the entertainment value documentaries offer will begin to outweigh their informative and social value, as they gradually become more and more popular. As I work on my draft for this week’s writing prompt, I feel that this is a fundamental question to consider. Essentially: are documentaries supposed to be subjective or objective? Or perhaps a little bit of both? Are they forms of journalism, art, or something else?(more…)
In yesterday’s post, I wrote a little bit about what’s stressing me out, as I work on this week’s writing prompt: Write About What Is Stressing You Out. And I immediately started to feel a little better about the things that are stressing me out. It feels like I’m making a small start in the right direction, or at least, a less stressful direction. But after I was done writing yesterday’s post, I still needed a little bit of an emotional and motivational boost too.
The first quote below, Rumi’s quote, helped me gain perspective yesterday and alleviated some of the stress I was having about the state of the world. It came to mind as I was writing yesterday’s post and encouraged me to look for other quotes about stress and reducing stress.(more…)
In yesterday’s post, I asked a BIG question: What Is Justice? And while we all have our intuition and sense about what it is, and can certainly intuit when it’s missing… how should we define justice and talk about it when we’re talking with others? Especially those who may not agree with us? Is there common ground to be found here?
To get this dialogue rolling, let’s consider some of the notable quotes about justice below.(more…)
I’ve never been really good at writing in a journal or diary on a consistent basis. I’m good at keeping 500 notebooks that are filled with random ideas, notes, and doodles though… although I’m not sure that counts. Somehow I seem to get my ideas down in a chaotic albeit effective manner. But it sure is an adventure trying to go through them later on…
In an odd way then, while I think that I know what I should be writing for this week’s writing prompt, Write a Journal Entry About Your COVID-19 Year, I’m also not very familiar with what I should be writing at all because I’m not exactly familiar with writing in a journal on a consistent basis.(more…)
In yesterday’s post, I barely scratched the surface of what feminism is and isn’t. Yet, even so, it’s becoming more and more obvious that the “dirty F word”, “feminism,” needs to be considered more intently, and with a fresh set of eyes. Especially in the twenty-first century.
Below are some notable feminist statements. Do they match your own view of feminism in the twenty-first century? Do you think they represent how most people view feminism in the twenty-first century?(more…)
Below are some notable things that Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter, Mary Shelley said and or wrote when they were alive. These two women were so similar in their ideals and personalities that the attributions for these quotes are often confused and inaccurately attributed to the Mary who didn’t actually say or write it. Or perhaps… Mary Shelley said or wrote similar things, often copying or emulating her mother.(more…)
Today’s post will be short. In it I want to feature Jennifer Weiner’s conversations about “Chick Lit,” “Women’s Fiction,” and women authors and their work that are spread across different media outlets.(more…)
I still have about half of Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019 left to read this week. But I’m still thinking about one particular passage from one particular piece included within its choir of voices, “Whipped for Lying with a Black Woman” by Ijeoma Oluo. This piece holds a passage that illustrates a part of Black History we so often willfully forget or purposefully neglect to remember: how racism was codified into the very laws of our nation since its very inception, as far back as 1630 when the colonies were still taking shape.(more…)
Today I’m considering two passages from one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S. Constitution, Alexander Hamilton, as I draft this week’s writing prompt: Write an Unbiased Essay on Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial.(more…)