Author Archives: A. L. Kaplan

About A. L. Kaplan

I am a writer, artist, and parent.

Global Priorities

Originally posted on America the Beautiful:
Alan Zendell, February 6, 2023 If you read my recent post, Connectedness, you’ll recall that I ended it by suggesting that we, as Americans and citizens of Earth may have our priorities upside down.…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: An American Hero

Martin Luther King Jr. January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 Today we honor Martin Luther King Jr., an American hero of the Civil Rights Movement. Before his life was cut short, King won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. “Let … Continue reading

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Republican Book Bans

Originally posted on Tom Glenn, Writer:
Republican and conservative efforts to ban books they disagree with are taking off. PEN America, an organization devoted to protecting free expression in literature, reports that there are at least 50 groups across the…

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Cabbages Not Kings

Originally posted on Jane Lindskold: Wednesday Wanderings:
Two Great Tastes This week has shaped up busier than I expected, even as I wrote about my busy start of the year last week.? The page proofs for A New Clan in…

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Brady PAC Data on Gun Violence

Originally posted on Tom Glenn, Writer:
The Brady PAC was formed leading up to the 2018 midterm elections. It was created to serve as a counterweight to “dark money” Super PACs created by the gun industry. It upholds the policy…

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The Power of Magical Thinking

Originally posted on rachelmankowitz:
??????????? In this season of miracles (for Hanukah) and magic (for Christmas) I’m always inspired, and a little bit confused, about what’s possible and what’s not. I don’t think Santa is going to come down my…

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The Barnett Menorah

The first day of Hannukah sounds like the perfect time to share a small bit of my family history. I remember the beautiful silver menorah pictured above from my great grandma Celia Barnett’s apartment. Fast forward several decades, and the … Continue reading

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Reading Fantasy and Science Fiction

Originally posted on Andrew McDowell:
Many thanks to author Jamie Adams for this opportunity to discuss the appeal of reading fantasy and science fiction stories. I enjoyed his work The Fathers, The Sons, and The Anxious Ghost. Reading Fantasy and…

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Book Review: Sons of Darkness – Gail Z. Martin

Ex-priest Travis Dominick, and ex-special ops soldier Brent Lawson have both been disillusioned by their former employers and struck out on their own to battle demons, monsters, and nasty things that go bump in the night — Until they discover … Continue reading

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Spotlight

Originally posted on Andrew McDowell:
When a writer’s work is published, it not only goes out into the spotlight, but so does the writer. People who read books are pretty much guaranteed to be interested in learning more about the…

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