Bookmarking Beverly Cleary’s 100th Birthday

Take Ramona Quimby. Ramona’s a character that everyone seems to know. She goes through stages like most little girls but it’s an adventure with consequences and celebrations. Beezus doesn’t quite understand her little sister’s reactions, finding the antics annoying, but the bond doesn’t change. Family life is strange and full of conflict. It’s how you grow up and what you learn that matters.

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We Deserve Better Endings

The same exhaustion we feel when we have to go through the motions of once again being told that we’re going to get a happy ending. We should trust the showrunner, trust the authors, the creators or the storytellers. Only to find ourselves back in the same place we were when we started, the feeling of being used as bait.

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