AlphaSmart – My Newest Little Friend!

I’ve expressed in a few previous posts that life changed dramatically when I married and almost immediately thereafter, began raising my then infant granddaughter. Needless to say, finding time to write had become a real challenge. Besides a short story … Continue reading

Mirage – Free Weekend!

Mirage and all of my books are available for download free this weekend in honor of my birthday!

4 Stars

Mirage by D. L. Teamor

D. L. Teamor’s novel Mirage spans an extraordinary number of years, traveling across barriers of time, race, and gender to paint a portrait of the “mirage” that is the difference between colors of skin. Mirage begins in the era of American slavery, planting its readers into the story of a woman afflicted by her status as a slave and the lecherously amorous affections of her white master. This is where the tale begins, and it spirals out through generations of couples resulting from that one initial beginning, making its way so far into the future that “Martin King” makes a brief appearance. Teamor takes on complex and sensitive topics of the stereotypes and injustices inflicted upon not only those of a darker skin but also those of the feminine gender. Mirage refuses to shy away from difficult subjects of racism and sexism throughout the decades and instead tackles them headlong through her powerful and single-minded female characters. The story evokes devastating scenes of violence, tearful scenes of romance, inspiring scenes of integrity, and haunting scenes of heartbreak to carry the readers along a heart-wrenching and ultimately optimistic and thought-provoking ride.

Teamor offers a look at race with her Mirage that muddies previously distinctly drawn lines, blurring boundaries that once could get a man or a woman killed for being on the wrong side. A powerful statement about the science behind race and the emotions behind racism, Mirage is a useful text in the study of modern work on the culture behind racism.

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Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” Is Our Most Misread Poem

Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.Frost in 1913.A young man hiking through a forest is abruptly confronted with a fork in the path. He pauses, his hands in his pockets, and looks back and forth between his options. As he hesitates, images from possible futures flicker past: the… Read More »

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