Damn right I do!
Hey there, hello and welcome to MY WEEKEND!
Adam might eventually regret it, but until he takes it away, I'm running the show on Sundays!
Did I just giggle?
I think I did.
I don't usually think of myself as someone who giggles.
Right, stay on track.
If you also get the newsletter, you'll see the news in today's, but I'll add it here.
I've taken over the newsletters, too!
Yup. And what's more, I'm cutting back on the number that go out. Over the next month or so, you'll see it go from two every two weeks (Sunday, Adam's boring sales and support newsletter, and Wednesday, my fun and story-filled newsletter!) to one every two weeks (my new and improved SUNDAY newsletter, with stories and some advertising), to one a month. YES!
I know, it means less of me in your mailbox, but look at it this way: you can find me here every Sunday! You can also get me Tuesday through Friday with the chapter introductions (at least until the chapters run out), plus I'll be introducing Taylor's posts on Saturday.
All Kendra, all the time!
Now, I've got to bring up something a bit more serious.
A few days ago, a school board in Tennessee - the link to the news story is Tennessee school board bans Holocaust comic 'Maus' by Art Spiegelman (cnbc.com) - banned a book. The exact reason? Here's the quote: [we banned] “the graphic novel Maus from McMinn County Schools because of its unnecessary use of profanity and nudity and its depiction of violence and suicide. Taken as a whole the board felt this work was simply too adult-oriented for use in our schools.”
People, this is wrong. It's adult-oriented because the attempted murder of a group of people is an adult subject! But it also is something that your young people - and the youngsters of my time - need to be made aware of early, not late.
I personally fought against inhumanity towards other humans. I know what it's like to be seen as less than human because of your genes, your history. I had an advantage in that I had a family who loves me and stands behind me. Plus I don't know how to give up, so I fought the bastards and I won.
And then I made damn sure that nobody who can think would ever be put into that situation in my Terran Federation.
Human is human.
This book tells, better than I ever can, why you can't allow "the other" to be demonized, marginalized, and subjected to unequal treatment.
So what can you do, if you don't live in Tennessee?
Vote with your wallet.
Here's a link. Go buy a copy of Maus. Buy two or three. Share them with your friends and family, with people you don't know, with the Little Free Libraries that pop up all over the place.
Let those people know they screwed up. Click on the cover below.