…Have A Spine

It’s Banned Books Week, which provides the perfect opportunity to discuss censorship. (Sounds riveting, right?) Books and reading are near and dear to my heart. The idea that anyone would be threatened by a book used to be laughable (emphasis on the “used to”). In the past few years, we’ve all become all too well…

…Fight the Dragons

“So I fight the dragons and I storm the castles and I win a battle or two. Then comes the day it’s time, I’m packing up and I am bringing all my stories home to you.” Fight the Dragons, “Big Fish” Happy Father’s Day to all the super dads, super moms who are dads too,…

…Still Surprise You

‘Hobbits really are amazing creatures…You can learn all that there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you at a pinch.” Gandalf, “The Fellowship of the Ring” Take a moment and think of your favorite fantasy novel or novels. Now think about what…

…Work Around

Well, it’s Monday again. This one feels a bit different. Maybe it’s the spring weather. Perhaps it’s the looming Tax Day deadline. Or it could be the fact that “Game of Thrones” finally returned last night. This is a spoiler-free zone, so if you were trapped under something heavy or were otherwise engaged last night…

…rally

When a world is as convincing, intricate, and engrossing as the magical world of Harry Potter and his wizarding community, it can be a challenge to remember that one woman created it. Of course, since those books laid the groundwork, many creative minds have touched and shaped the wizarding world, but at its heart still…

…Wake Up

If today feels like just another Monday you may want to take another look at your calendar. It’s October! It’s time to wake up and welcome a new week and a new month. If October snuck up on you then you haven’t been following the 2WC closely enough. It’s cool, you’re here now and we…