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1. Helder Guimarães

You have to see this…

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2. All Treble @LSQ

My latest column is ready to read at Luna Station Quarterly.

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3. Making+Doing=Being

Toys are important to a child but too many of them can be a handicap. A child who has a chest full of ready-made playthings often becomes indifferent to them. Eventually none amuse or please and the toy-owner becomes restless, dissatisfied, and frequently difficult to live with. Such a child urgently needs a wholesome release … Continue reading Making+Doing=Being

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4. Weightless Books Interview with Jennifer Lyn Parsons

Jennifer Lyn Parsons is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Luna Station Quarterly, a magazine that publishes speculative fiction by emerging women authors. LSQ is celebrating its 5-year anniversary, and what better way to get things started than with a wonderful interview by the fine folks at Weightless Books. Click here for the interview.

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5. “Chandelier”

I’m not too old to be deeply moved by Sia’s “Chandelier.” It makes me think of someone I once knew well and lost, for various reasons, one of them being her lifestyle choices. She died before she could break free. Kristen Wiig and Maddie Ziegler were outstanding in their Grammy performance piece of this song. … Continue reading “Chandelier”

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6. Salon.com on a “rediscovered stash” of fairy tales

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7. ADDitude Magazine Post

ADDitude Magazine provides “strategies and support for ADHD and LD.” They reprinted my Huffington Post essay about my daughter’s struggle with Tourette Syndrome. The magazine is a wonderful resource, and I hope you’ll pass it along to anyone you know who could benefit from it. Thank you! Move Therapy: How Frozen Gave My Daughter Hope

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8. For Better or for Wolf

My latest column is available at Luna Station Quarterly.

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“The individual fairy tale is not itself a myth, but it presupposes a mythic framework of surprise, dependence or vulnerability, the balancing of anxiety with expectation: a thumbnail sketch of human experience in a bewildering natural and emotional environment.” (“why we need fairy tales now more than ever” by Rowan Williams, New Statesman, December 22, […]

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10. Ayn Rand reviews “Bambi,” “Willy Wonka,” and more (spoof)

  Click on the image below to read Mallory Ortberg’s adroit piece.

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11. Merry Christmas

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12. Michael Meade on stories

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13. Sisters and Brothers at Luna Station

“Sisters and Brothers,” my post in honor of the UN commemoration of the international day to end violence against women is up at Luna Station Quarterly.

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14. To grandmother’s house we go

Image by doodlemachine/iStockphoto What do Robin Hood, Red Riding Hood, Hansel & Gretel, The Wind in the Willows and countless other novels, legends, fairy tales, fables and myths have in common? They have woods, of course–deep, dark, primeval, archetypal woods. It’s where the heart and soul of the story reside, and, not coincidentally, it’s where our hearts […]

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15. LSQ News

I’m happy to announce that I’m one of the new assistant editors at Luna Station Quarterly, a speculative fiction zine for emerging women writers founded and headed by Jennifer Lyn Parsons. This is in addition to my LSQ column, “What’s in a Fairy Tale?” The LSQ Website offers daily features, including reviews and interviews, as […]

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16. “The top 10 fairytales”

Marina Warner’s new piece in The Guardian is a must read for fairy tale aficionados…

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17. Under My Bark

The second instalment of my fairy tale  column has just been posted at Luna Station Quarterly. I hope you’ll enjoy “Under My Bark.”

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18. Secret Doors and Other Wonders

One of the commenters following Mac Barnett’s Ted Talk “Why a good book is a secret door” quoted Antoine de Saint-Exupéry from The Little Prince: “Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.” The essence of this statement is a perfect way […]

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19. Pure Joy

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20. Wee folk, not twee folk

From the wee folk of long ago (fairies, leprechauns, pixies…) to Hans Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina, and to Mary Norton’s The Borrowers, sentient beings of very small size have fascinated, delighted, and horrified us, but they never fail to capture our attention. In writing this piece I discovered there are far more books about wee folk […]

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21. Wild At Heart

The sentimentalization of bears began with “Teddy’s Bear,” that cute and cuddly version of the powerful predator that was first manufactured following President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt’s refusal to shoot a malnourished and frightened she-bear who had been tied to a tree for him to “hunt” at his leisure. It’s a fascinating story, one that I […]

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22. What’s in a Fairy Tale?

I’m very proud to announce the first instalment of my new column at Luna Station Quarterly. The column title is “What’s in a Fairy Tale.” My first essay is “Dark Side of the Fruit,” which takes a closer look at the evil queen’s poisoned apple. LSQ has a brand new format. I hope you’ll stop by […]

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23. Primal Questions, Uneasy Answers

Fairy tale author and scholar Kate Bernheimer on “Surviving An Adult World in Fairy Tales, and Real Life.”

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24. Short and brief and to the point…

In truth, I have more time for writing right now than I have had in a long time. This scares me. It scares me because the more time I have for something, the more I fear wasting it. And the more I fear something, anything, the less productive I am. So instead of spinning off into […]

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Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told me in my childhood than in any truth that is taught in life. ~ Johann Christoph Friedrich v. Schiller, German Poet (1759-1805) Using fairy tales, fables, and other story forms to guide and nurture our children. I’m very excited to announce the launch of my publishing site […]

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