I've been working on a novel, again, that examines the role of gender politics in the 2008 Presidential election cycle, so these thought have been on my mind a lot lately. It's disheartening to see that, at some level, the problematic sexism that existed in 2008 is still with us in the Hillary v. Bernie campaign. There's a really good Vox article about this that I just came across.
ERRATA #1: I was thrilled that Entropy chose to publish a piece I wrote about when Hurricane Isabel plundered through my neighborhood. If you'd like to read "Hurricane Night, 2003," the link is here.
ERRATA #2: So this novel I'm working on (see above). I've been working on it for years upon years. Different drafts have examined the material from a variety of different angles. I've added characters, emphasized different things, but the second half of the novel has remained fairly consistent throughout the many drafts I've churned out. Someone who's seen two of these different drafts has asked me to pursue the material further. Last night, it finally occurred to me that the entire second half of the novel (i.e., the part of the novel from which the rest of the novel developed) just ought to be jettisoned. I just wished I had come to this realization, say, a few years earlier!