“It becomes wearying, conflict after conflict, but it is necessary, nonetheless, to urge policy-makers and opinion-shapers overseas to make just a modicum of effort, to look just a little closer, to exercise just a smidgen of intellectual honesty. And to recognize the bottom line: If there was no rocket fire from this non-disputed enclave, there would be no Israeli response, and nobody would be dying.”
Source: David Horovitz, “Why Are We Fighting with Gaza, Again?” – a must-read piece in The Times of Israel
Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction). Continue reading ›
In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”
“It is terrible to carry a doomed child beneath your heart.”
Source: Kate Maloy, “A Normal Woman,” in Choice: True Stories of Birth, Contraception, Infertility, Adoption, Single Parenthood, & Abortion, edited by Karen E. Bender & Nina de Gramont.