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A Thanksgiving Romp through Parisian Phoenix Updates

It’s a quiet, crisp and very sunny Thursday morning, a particular Thursday morning known here in the United States as Thanksgiving, a holiday with some controversial history. Does the holiday celebrate the survival of the colonial settlers? Does it glorify the annihilation of the indigenous population? Was it merely an attempt to unite battling politicalContinue reading “A Thanksgiving Romp through Parisian Phoenix Updates”

I think it’s the poppet’s fault

The transition to in-person teaching is not going as well as I anticipated. I thought it would be a no-brainer. But in reality, it’s only a 50% … I think it’s the poppet’s fault

Exploring whether or not my art features ‘enough’ disability

Last May, I appeared as a featured reader for the online event Spofest (which stands for spoken word fest). Among Spofest’s many segments was a Q and A where the host asks participants three questions about writing. The first two are the same for all three presenters, but the third is a question that theContinue reading “Exploring whether or not my art features ‘enough’ disability”

The Accidental Podcast

The staff at Parisian Phoenix Publishing tentatively announces their new, and quite accidental podcast, Parisian Phoenix Publishing Presents with Angel Ackerman. Thanks to the automated integration between WordPress and Anchor, Parisian Phoenix experimentally and quite accidentally started a podcast. Founder and Publisher Angel Ackerman and Editor Nancy Scott have been reading blogs together for years.Continue reading “The Accidental Podcast”

Reflection: Orwell & the trajectory of “isms”

By Johann Strauss George Orwell’s writings have experienced a spike in popularity during the past decade and for a simple reason. Modern societies are becoming ever more like the dystopia depicted in Orwell’s most famous book, 1984. Whether it be mass surveillance, the incessant use of propaganda, perpetual wars or the cult of personalities surroundingContinue reading “Reflection: Orwell & the trajectory of “isms””

Chasing a dream in the autumn chill

Originally posted on Angel Ackerman:
Sometimes, as members of the human race, we have days that are full of delights from sun-up to sundown. Those days are rare, but often involve a leisurely day with the family, a vacation or a holiday. Then there are days that are good despite— or perhaps because of —…

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