Everyday People by Veronica Jorge

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While there is so much concern and controversy over climate change, I am more fearful about the future of our own environment: that of words, writing and speaking.

Nowadays, it seems that one must be a meteorologist; able to gauge and predict social climatic conditions, because you never know who you might offend if your views run contrary to the prevailing winds. A particular topic might heat things up. A storm rages. The dissenting voice is silenced.

It seems we are still living the lyrics to the popular 1968 song by Sly and the Family Stone, Everyday People:

“…There is a blue one who can’t accept the green one
For living with a fat one, trying to be a skinny one…

The news, social media, college campuses, and politics will most likely continue their tug of war. But I hope that the writing community will elevate itself above that fray and be able to provide a safe haven where every voice lifts up on the wings of freedom, and where every voice is welcomed and heard.

See you next time on March 22nd.
Veronica Jorge


Author Bio
Author Bio
Manager, Educator, and former High School Social Studies teacher, Veronica credits her love of history to the potpourri of cultures that make up her own life and to her upbringing in diverse Brooklyn, New York. Her genres of choice are Historical Fiction where she always makes new discoveries and Children’s Picture Books because there are so many wonderful worlds yet to be imagined and visited. She currently resides in Macungie, PA.
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Manager, Educator, and former High School Social Studies teacher, Veronica credits her love of history to the potpourri of cultures that make up her own life and to her upbringing in diverse Brooklyn, New York. Her genres of choice are Historical Fiction where she always makes new discoveries and Children’s Picture Books because there are so many wonderful worlds yet to be imagined and visited. She currently resides in Macungie, PA.
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  • Neetu Malik says:

    Good reminder, Veronica. Let’s all hope, as writers, we can transcend the narrow mindedness growing around us.

  • Veronica Jorge says:

    Thank you for your comments Neetu and Marianne!

  • jenny jensen says:

    Hear hear Veronica! Beautifully said. I’m hoping with you.

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