A Wisdom School, Overview

This post starts out talking about a character in my writing, but it’s not about my writing, or writing, or even science fiction. Bear with me. In my Casitian Universe Series, I have a character named Jal’end’a. She’s Casitian (from another planet, for those of you who aren’t familiar,) and before she arrived on Earth, […]

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Why Do We Still Have Zoos?

The uproar around what happened in Cincinnati reminded me of my extremely ambivalent relationship to zoos. When I was a kid, I loved going to the zoo. I really enjoyed watching the animals, and learning about animals I’d probably never see elsewhere. As I got older, I got more and more uncomfortable about zoos, and […]

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