The Right to Marry and Childrearing

The Right to Marry and Childrearing By Leneé Cobb This article was prompted after reading Ivaberanek’s very thoughtful article titled Whatever you say, say nothing. I began to write my feelings into her comment section and it didn’t take me long to conclude I had more to say than would be feasible to merely comment about. I’ve also read this subject covered by a couple other bloggers here on WordPress. It is a divisive subject, a private and yet public and political subject. Nevertheless, for those willing and brave enough to tread deep waters, here’s my take. First, though, know … Continue reading The Right to Marry and Childrearing

The Writer’s Need for Approval and Reasons Why It’s Often Unattainable

3/10/15 by Leneé Cobb One day, I overheard my new mother-in-law talking to someone on the phone: “She’s one of those artsy fartsy types. Fancies herself a painter or writer or some damned thing.” Perhaps some of you can relate. But I must say this upfront and now: If all of us waited for approval from others for what we’re writing, how many manuscripts would ever get finished? For the record, the relationship with my mother-in-law improved only slightly when I mentioned transcribing some of her family stories. The need for approval is strong in us. It’s tougher, I think, … Continue reading The Writer’s Need for Approval and Reasons Why It’s Often Unattainable