I am a Pirate King!

1950sI saw another article (Yahoo, you disappoint me again) about women dressing age appropriately. It seems one of these comes out every other week. It made me think about how in many ways our society is still stuck in the 1950’s, a time when everything was supposed to be, or at least look, appropriate. But appearances aren’t everything, and there are still so many inequalities despite the fact that we speak with political correctness.

In fact, political correctness works to mask a lot of problems by creating the illusion that everyone is equal. Just because we speak “appropriately” doesn’t mean everything is fine and dandy.

Removing gendered language from professional titles, for instance, doesn’t seem to do any good and just sounds plain weird. Instead of a chairman or a chairwoman you are now simply a chair. Why would you call a person a chair? Seems kind of rude. And what are female actresses supposed to call themselves? Actors.

On the other hand, this is good news for me. If a woman can be an actor, then a woman can also be a king… and I’ve always wanted to be a Pirate King. Or at least ever since I saw this!


Swashbuckler’s Tales is One Year Old!

toddler-blog-swashbucklerMy blog is now a toddler! Pretty soon it will start running about the house and rummaging through drawers.  It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year that I’ve been posting my weird thoughts and swashbuckling dreams… and promising to release Count Morelli, my swashbuckling novel.

I’m a lot closer to actually making good on that promise now that there’s an illustrator working on the cover and I am tackling the formatting and the final edits. Please keep checking back and one day you will see the novel finally arrive (I hope)!

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to find new followers and new blogs for me to follow. I didn’t know this would happen since I’m something of a technophobe, but I’m enjoying all this blogging and online socializing in the blogging community… Many people will say the internet makes the world feel smaller, but the world feels bigger to me since I’ve started discovering the multitude of poets, writers, and thinkers out there in the blogosphere. So much to explore! And I’m still amazed at how many people from different countries all over the world have checked out my blog… Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, El Salvador, Greece, Croatia, Armenia, Mexico, Romania, Italy, Lebanon, Turkey, Spain and many others.

Thanks for visiting and have an awesome day!