Happy National Handwriting Day!

Every January 23rd, we celebrate National Handwriting Day. I know, what the heck is this national holiday about? In a modern context, it’s a day for us to encourage each other to step away from our screens and return to simpler times of pen and paper. It’s also a day we pay respect to John…

Happy Edgar Allan Poe Day 2021!

Poe is an enduring literary master whose work has been intriguing the world since the 1800s. He hasn’t just taught us how to embrace the darker elements of ourselves, he’s put into words the pain, fear, and all-consuming love we all experience. He lived an imperfect, controversial life marred by drug abuse, alcoholism, gambling, scandalous…

Happy Don Quixote Day! 1-16-2021

I wasn’t able to get this post out fast enough in the US but, I’m taking the time to pay homage, anyway; it’s a book every booklover should read at least once. It’s the second-most-translated book after the Bible for a reason! January 16, 1605 was the day Miguel de Cervantes gifted the world his…

The Cultural Social Media Rat Race Isn’t Everything

I have people ask me why I don’t update my profile pictures or post pictures of myself on social media. Sometimes it feels like being invited to a party and being reminded that I never show up. This says a lot about the world we live in today: people today are “oversharers,”  misleaders, and misdirected….

Say, “Yes.”

From time to time, I enjoy exploring the vast collection of questions on Quora written by people around the world. There, you’ll find out that people have secrets, cousins aren’t always just cousins, and ghosts might be real, but most important, Quora will teach you that everyone wants something. We’re tethered together by a common…

Best 40 Graphic Novel Bloggers

Just wanted to share some cool news! I’m on Feedspot’s “Top 40 Graphic Novel Blogs, Websites and Newsletters To Follow in 2018” List. Number 24; not too shabby. Pretty cool. And in my best Eeyore voice, thanks for noticing. Happy Friday! -E