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””

Reflection: Rules of Driving Applied to Life

By Rachel C. Thompson Who remembers drivers education? It appears, as I drive, that few people have. How may remember that crusty, perpetually annoyed instructor or that first day we got to drive without a learner’s permit? But didn’t we quickly forget the actual rules. Some of them were important then as now. What IContinue reading “Reflection: Rules of Driving Applied to Life”

Unexpected beauty

It’s Friday. I hear Mercury is in retrograde or was in retrograde so many communications aren’t happening clearly, or your technology is on the fritz. In my case, my body joins the chaos but such is life with a disability. This week had it’s high points and some lows. Coworkers are expressing interest in myContinue reading “Unexpected beauty”

Launch of Parisian Phoenix Reflections

Greetings, everyone! If you’ve looked at this site as we’ve been building it, you will note it is slow going. If you’re a writer, I’d like you to absorb the appropriateness of that. Some writing is inspired. But even when inspired, editing never comes quickly and painlessly. At Parisian Phoenix, we have an amazing team.Continue reading “Launch of Parisian Phoenix Reflections”