by jonetta rose barras
I had just pulled from my bookshelf two of his novels–“Chronicle of a Death Foretold” and “The General in His Labyrinth”—two days before his death. Whenever I consider beginning a major project, I always consult Gabriel Garcia Marquez, knowing that regardless of which book I choose, I will be reminded that writing is a serious business, with the power to change perceptions and lives. It, therefore, demands unwavering commitment, a sort of obsession perhaps.[continue reading...]
For the fifth year, Antioch Writers’ Workshop–a nationally recognized creative writing workshop since 1986–offers an opportunity for young writers (those entering 10th-12th grades in fall 2014, or ages 15-18) to attend the workshop held at Antioch University Midwest in Yellow Springs, July 12-18.
By Richard Hébert
I have long held that the Second Amendment outlived its usefulness (if ever it had any) years ago and should be repealed, expecting nothing at all to come from such wishful thinking. (My expectations were met.) Now comes a mind far wiser than mine with an idea that may actually have a chance: let’s amend the amendment.
By jonetta rose barras
Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) is about to become the Rodney Dangerfield of District politics. He won’t get much respect over the next eight months as the city’s lame-duck chief executive — quack, quack. Some D.C. Council members suggested they would give due deference to him and his position. But that was polite rhetoric, destined for the nearest trash heap.