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Great Debates and Moral Dilemmas

GREAT DEBATES AND MORAL DILEMMAS   By   Vicki Hinze     They’re everywhere and on everything—great debates and moral dilemmas.  I expected to run into a few when I tackled human trafficking in DEADLY TIES, [...]

Mastering the Craft of Writing

    Mastering the Craft of Writing   By   Vicki Hinze     By nature, writers are interested in many things. They’re observant, reasoning, seek motivations for actions and weigh reactions. Typically, they [...]

Peace in Tumultuous Times

Peace in Tumultuous Times by Vicki Hinze       We are living in tumultuous times. If you’ve been awake, you’re well aware of this and don’t need a primer to be advised. We’re all seeing a lot of things [...]

Getting It Right: Fake News Fake Fiction

  GETTING IT RIGHT  By  Vicki Hinze     We’ve all heard a lot about Fake News lately, though it isn’t really anything new, and its claim to fame is not restricted to any group or entity.  We see fake [...]

A New Year, A New Beginning

  A New Year, A New Beginning   By   Vicki Hinze     Twenty sixteen is drawing to a close.  That closing is an opportunity for us to look back, see what happened during the year, and to decide how we want to go [...]

Little Christmas Traditions

    Little Christmas Traditions   By   Vicki Hinze     When the children grew up and had families of their own, one of the big changes for us was not having Christmas at home with them on Christmas day.  Instead, [...]

Holiday Blues: When You’ve Lost Everything (or Feel You Have)

Holiday   HOLIDAY BLUES:  WHEN YOU’VE LOST EVERYTHING  By  Vicki Hinze   This year, more than most, I’m hearing from people who have lost everything.  They’re feeling hopeless and helpless.  [...]

Censorship

    CENSORSHIP By Vicki Hinze     Censorship is quickly becoming a trend in America.  And it is a trend authors cannot afford to ignore. I heard this after the recent election but blew it off as discontent. Then I saw [...]

A Little Less Emotion and A Little More Logic

A Little Less Emotion and A Little More Logic   By   Vicki Hinze   A content life requires balance. A content life requires both logic and emotion. When imbalance occurs, we end up miserable, fearful, and frustrated. No one wants [...]

IT IS WHAT IT IS: POLITICALLY (IN)CORRECT

IT IS WHAT IT IS:  POLITICALLY (IN)CORRECT by Vicki Hinze   Politically correct. We’ve been lectured on it, taken to task, borne accusations and been confused by it. It’s been used as a weapon against us, intended to nudge [...]