FEBRUARY 2, 2019
I adopted my pen name Grace Laine years ago when I taught college students and saw that professors were fired for their online content. I’ve grown fond of the name and it has a personal connection to my identity so I’ve held onto it.
Wrting about myself is one of those things I avoid. It ends up sounding too fluffy or too boastful or too formulaic. And frankly, it doesn’t make much sense to cloak my identity and then reveal my identity.
I’ll just say that I have my share of experience in the world and that equity among all is a principle that moves me. I’ve written a lot of words, many have been published but I stopped sending out my work some years back (Publication / is the Auction / of the Mind). I have my degrees including an MFA in Poetry from Antioch University – Los Angeles. The really curious can find me in Letters to the World (Red Hen Press, 2008), an anthology of feminist women poets, writing about a certain Mexican artist.
This blog has evolved into a treatise for the removal of Donald Trump, whom I consider a threat to our democracy and a catalyst for global catastrophe.
Readers will need patience. My articles have become longer, more factually developed pieces that require time to read and digest. I realize this is the antithesis to much of today’s digital media but it’s needed. I often spend days and sometimes months completing a post, pausing for research, the news cycle, interrupting myself with briefer articles, losing interest and then resuming enthusiasm. And of course, there’s life.
I thank my loyal followers who’ve made me feel I wasn’t screaming into the void.
If you reprint any of my posts, please use “Grace Laine” for purposes of attribution.