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Banned Books and Other Ways to Eliminate Free Speech

As Banned Book Week draws to a close, I’ve reflecting on all the other ways we attempt to limit free speech. We’ve seen banned movies, banned art, blacklists, cancellations, and … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why I Wrote Mary Dyer, Friend of Freedom

“My life not availeth me in comparison to the liberty of the truth.” “Why did you write about Mary Dyer?” is a question I often get. It usually comes right … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

75th Anniversary of The Wizard of OZ

Today is the 75th anniversary of the release  of the most famous version of The Wizard of Oz — the one starring Judy Garland. Two months from now will see … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Makes Non-Fiction Read Like Fiction?

Turning facts and figures into a compelling story. It’s been said that the best non-fiction reads like a fast-paced thriller. And it should read like solid fiction with one exception … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Writing Someone Else’s Idea

It’s no secret my favorite thing to read and write is history. It was my favorite subject in school and remains my favorite casual read to this day. I can … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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