In Memoriam

When you teased others, it was never Schadenfreude, but teasing from a place of genuine appreciation for another’s quirks. When you treated others, it was never vanity, but sharing what you had just because you had it. When you gathered friends together, it was never to receive more attention yourself, but to celebrate each other. I don’t […]

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August 18th, 2012 by Wanda

Female Role Models: What Year is It?

Am I wrong, or is this not one of the most taboo topics in feminism? Some professional women who don’t have children hold it against professional women who do. Or to be more exact, they expect us all to share the same understanding of what we should be putting into our jobs. I remember one of […]

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August 2nd, 2012 by Wanda

Empathy is the Secret

“Empathy is the secret to most things in life–including magic.” Deborah Harkness has the father of her protagonist, the modern witch Diana Bishop, say this in her newly published Shadow of the Night. I stumbled on her first work of fiction, A Discovery of Witches, while researching the history of witches and witch hunts. At any rate, […]

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August 1st, 2012 by Wanda