Before getting into my post, I feel I should explain why I have been so silent for the past six months. In January, I began a project—writing a memoir. Now, nine months later I have completed the 300+ page, first draft. After a number of rewrites and editing, I hope to find a literary agent
In just about six days, the world will experience a royally induced economic blip, because every television channel will be tuned into the royal wedding. The sponsors of channels that will not be carrying the wedding will shell out millions for unwatched television ads. Shoppers will not be spending money in malls or grocery stores.
A few years ago I read a wonderful book called The Book of Salt by Monique Truong. In this novel, a Vietnamese servant named Binh recalls his experiences of living in French colonized Vietnam. His employers are the writers Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. There comes a point when the writers presume to narrate
Now that the war effort has shifted in focus to Afghanistan, it gives us a chance to stand back and look at Iraq through a different lens. When American troops first landed in Iraq, I remember the accounts about the poor conditions of the Iraqi soldiers and the suffering of the people. At first glance