Tag Archives: hope

Shotgun Gravy is Spot On

Yesterday, I read a novella Chuck Wendig wrote called Shotgun Gravy. He calls it maybe noir, maybe YA. I thought, “Really? YA noir? I’ll believe it when I see it, Mr. Wendig.” I believe it. Not only is Shotgun Gravy … Continue reading

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But for hope

I woke this morning to this heartbreaking news. A 15-year-old boy in Ottawa killed himself, because of the struggles of being gay in high school. If you don’t want to cry this morning, don’t read the story, just add Jamie … Continue reading

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Living Out

Today is National Coming Out Day. I’ve written about this kind of thing a lot, so I don’t know that I have much more to say, except perhaps a few pieces of advice, after Maureen Johnson sent out a call … Continue reading

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Speaking Out — Drawn from Life

Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up was released last week from Bold Stroke Books. It’s an anthology of stories about young queer kids dealing with and overcoming homophobia and transphobia. And I wrote one of the stories in it. “Subtle … Continue reading

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YA Saves, could have saved, and will save

On Monday I discussed the #YASaves phenomenon of last week, mostly showcasing the many things other people have said about Young Adult fiction and how it can help people — both those who struggle with darkness and those who know … Continue reading

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The YA Saves Phenomenon

If you follow book-related news, you may have heard of the Wall Street Journal article published last week about the horror that is YA books these days and how dangerous they are. If not, please read it. It’s hilarious. Because … Continue reading

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So close, and yet

This week, Canada’s House of Commons passed a bill that would add gender identity to the list of things protected in the Canadian Human Rights Act. The same bill has been introduced two previous times, and voted down each time, … Continue reading

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Christmas thoughts, 2010

To those who celebrate Christmas in any form, Merry Christmas to you. To those who don’t, Happy Winter Holidays. I’ve always enjoyed this time of year, filled with family and joy and music and way too much food. But there’s … Continue reading

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For what to be thankful

Today is Thanksgiving Monday here in Canada, the obligatory holiday after Thanksgiving weekend. And today is also National Coming Out Day around the world. For me, of course, the ideas inherent in these two occasions mesh quite nicely. If I … Continue reading

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A Year's Difference

As of yesterday, this blog is one year old. It amazes me, sometimes, just how much can happen in a year. You think about it in terms of ages, in terms of history, and a year is nothing. You look … Continue reading

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