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5 Steps to Making Minor Historical Figures Exciting

(This is the first of two parts. The second focuses on fiction – Five Steps to Making Your Minor Characters Exciting) Everybody has a story to tell, but some stories … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

Mary Dyer’s Impact on the First Amendment

Sunday, May 25th, was the 227th anniversary of the Constitutional Convention. It’s not one of those anniversaries that’s easy to remember, like the 200th (1987), but it’s worth remembering because … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment