I love what Jay Smooth has to say about language, communication, the “N-word,” our society’s rules about the use of that word, what a double standard is, and what a double standard isn’t. Thanks to Jay Smooth for seeing the complications and expressing them well — as he always does.
If you’ve got 12 minutes today, consider watching Jay Smooth’s TEDx Talk, called “How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Discussing Race,” presented at Hampshire College (yay Hampshire! My sister, codename: Apocalyptica the Flimflammer, went there). Transcript and related links coming soon to Jay Smooth’s website.
So, am I insane if after traveling from Vail to Denver to Seattle to Palo Alto to San Jose to Austin to Houston to Miami to Jacksonville all in one week and doing lots of events and not getting enough sleep, I’m ecstatic that today I’ll be spending the day in a very small house… Read more »
It’s possible that I have not entirely recovered from BEA. Maybe it’ll help if I share some of the goodness with you: I got to spend a quiet minute with Suzanne Collins. I treasure that minute. She is definitely a kindred spirit. I had a lovely time answering questions and signing books at Books of… Read more »
I can do it! I can lift it! Just give me a minute and I will crush you! I am fierce! I will squash you with giggles! 1. At long last, here are the images I promised from the School Library Journal photo shoot, all photos by the wonderful Jensen Hande. Some of you may… Read more »