Author Archives: sheilawill

Wounded Beast Starts War

“Trump is like a wounded beast careering around in his cage. Starting a war to shift attention away from his disgrace and disgraceful behavior,” my Maine writer friend emailed me this morning. She’s worried. I am, too. Iran’s supreme leader, … Continue reading

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Save the Blue Dot

Welcome to this new decade! What will Earth be like when my darling grandchildren (now 3 and 3 months old) turn 80? Will the next century arrive safely? Gazing at Earth from space must be a surreal and magnificent experience. … Continue reading

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“I Am Not Your Enemy”

In my rush to read fifty books in 2019, about an hour ago I turned the last page of “Life Undercover. Coming of Age in the CIA” by Amaryllis Fox. Fox, 38, asks in the NYTimes article above, “Is our … Continue reading

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Gone Are Normal Republicans

Trumpism is a cult. Many of his supporters, especially Republican U.S. House members, no longer believe in a balanced budget. They no longer care about what used to be one of their major talking points, reducing the deficit, which is … Continue reading

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Spunky Writing Hints

You asked. I listened. Here’s my latest blog post, Spunky Writing Hints, a new category. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR AUDIENCE. What do you most want them to get from this writing? Practice saying it in one sentence: “This is the … Continue reading

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Howard Zinn is remembered everywhere!

  Bicycling for five miles with no cars, that’s Cyclovia Tucson. Check out cyclists with small dogs in baskets, reminiscent of Dorothy carrying Toto in the Wizard of OZ. Listen to a top-notch youth Mariachi band with young girls belting out … Continue reading

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Grandbaby Justice!

My darling, delightful grandson, Foss, was born on Jan. 21, 2017, the day of the imposter president’s Inauguration. Nothing curtailed our family’s happiness. But it was too bad that horrible historical anomaly overlapped with our glorious family occasion. This Saturday, … Continue reading

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