Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Mitch McConnell returned the copies of Anne Frank I gave them

Shortly after the president signed his (first) disastrous travel ban, I sent copies of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank to three people I felt could benefit from reading it, or at least remembering the author:

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
  • Senator Marco Rubio

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Let’s talk about street harassment

Let’s talk about street harassment

I had a great day yesterday.  Really.

I spent all day with writers of all ages at a conference.  My main job was to make sure the teen writers were getting as much out of the conference as they wanted.  They were all thrilled to be there and learn from established industry professionals (and so was I)!  These young writers reminded me that the future of literature is in enthusiastic and talented hands.

All in all, a pretty great and inspiring day.

So this is my question: As I fall asleep tonight, why am I so distracted? Why am I not just happy with how the day went? Continue reading “Let’s talk about street harassment”