The idea for this story is fairly straightforward. The local Islamic Center offered a screening of the documentary, “Salam Neighbor,” and I was curious, so I went. Watching the film, I began to wonder: how would my son, then 10, cope with living in a refugee camp?
The last year has seen a rather contentious debate over whether sensitivity reading — the practice of having stories critiqued or edited by people who represent the marginalized communities from which characters might come — constitutes censorship. This actually isn’t a new issue. Nearly 20 years ago, Debbie Reese, a […]
I was always a long-distance person. Whether running, biking, or swimming, I found I lacked stamina, interest, and/or fast-twitch muscles for sprints. My favorite exercise was to spend hours on the side of the road or in the pool, getting into “the zone,” meditating on my own rhythm. Perhaps because […]