WWSD? The first in a series of “What Would Shamra Do?” blogs.

I recently asked someone for topics for future blogs (okay, I asked my daughter, Dara, who was named after the main character in The Shamra Chronicles. As usual she came up with a great idea). She wondered how characters in … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week Overhyped?: I Think Not

In a recent column in USA Today Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large of National Review Online, skewered Banned Books Week as being overhyped. He backed up his belief stating that last year there were a mere 348 challenges to books in school … Continue reading

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Facebook = Perfect Scapegoat for the Irresponsible Parent

In an article in the HuffPost Tech (September 7) “A Northern Ireland man is suing [Facebook], claiming that Facebook is “guilty of negligence” and had created “a risk of sexual and physical harm” after his 12-year-old daughter uploaded provocative pictures … Continue reading

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My List of Strong Female Characters on Current TV Shows

There are many who consider this a golden age of television. The writing on TV shows (especially dramas) is far better than the majority of feature films. As a result many actors and actresses who would never have considered starring … Continue reading

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