Writers are people who presume to think they have something to say worth saying.
These days (and perhaps 'twas ever thus!), it's hard to find traditional
publication outlets for "op-ed" pieces on political and cultural issues.
So I'm making my own space here in which I can ruminate on such issues
from time to time. (Click on the commentary title links above and below if you're interested. You can
find print publication credits for my op-ed work by clicking on the "My Resume"
I think it's especially important to have outlets for expressing minority
views in a time when "going against the flow" (AKA "dissent") has increasingly
come to be treated by the powers-that-be not as a time-honored
democratic tradition consistent with American history and values but
rather as some sort of treason. Having these pages on my web site is one way
that I can go on record as saying, "No!" to the suppression of thought.
Photo of an amaryllis in full flower
(© Peggy Whiteneck).
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