As long as you are watching.
“Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking.” ~ J.C. Watts (and others) Conversely, what about doing the right thing especially when others are watching? Most of us have had moments (too many, in my experience) when it was easier to not do the right thing, to not speak up when the vulgar/racist/sexist joke…
The journey, not the destination (Yeah, right!)
Persistence: firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition Another whirlwind week on the writing/campaign journey, and the parallels continue to astound me. As any writer knows, persistence is key to this life we’ve chosen. Persistence to actually finish a piece, whether it’s a poem, flash fiction, or a…
Parallel journeys: writing and politics
As an introverted (if opinionated) writer, I have never imagined myself taking the bizarre leap I was offered this week. Of course, I said that about teaching, too, and I’ve been doing that for seven years now. But this is different: I took out petitions to run for political office. And not just local school…