Many Eagle Scouts including myself have been fighting for this for years. While it is disappointing that BSA has not changed its adult leader policy, this is a big step towards full inclusion and we will continue to advocate for it until we get there. The Boy Scouts of America Statement: “For 103 years, the […]

This is the fourth post in the Reading Women Writers series. Isabel Allende’s Daughter of Fortune tells the story of Eliza Sommers, an orphan that was left at the doorstep of an English brother and sister in Valparaiso, Chile. She is raised by Miss Rose Sommers — a “spinster” who lives with her emotionally cold […]

Guatemala in the News and The Bean Trees

Last week I wrote about Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees as the second novel in my Reading Women Writers series. I wanted to briefly revisit it because of the recent news from Guatemala: On Monday, a Guatemalan court ordered the country’s government to apologize to the Ixil population for the crimes of José Efraín Ríos […]

This is the third post in the Reading Women Writers series. From now on the posts will be somewhat less formal and won’t be using MLA citations. Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions is set in 1960-70s Rhodesia and is narrated by Tambudzai (Tambu), a young African girl who dreams of continuing her education. The novel begins […]

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