Books as Salvation

Every reader I know uses words like “escape” when they describe why they love books. I have always looked at books with loftier expectations— searching for wisdom, philosophy, artfully crafted phrases, and an emotional punch. Here at Parisian Phoenix, we have three books available, two deep in production and one in preproduction. And I knewContinue reading “Books as Salvation”

Marginalized Identities, Disability and Vulnerability

Greetings friends, writers and readers! It’s the first Saturday in December and Christmas is three weeks away. It’s crisp. It’s sunny. Chanukah is coming to a close. The winter solstice approaches. Today, photographer Joan Zachary took a walk with Parisian Phoenix authors Angel Ackerman and Eva Parry at the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton,Continue reading “Marginalized Identities, Disability and Vulnerability”

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”