The Socialist who finds his children playing with soldiers is usually upset, but he is never able to think of a substitute for the tin soldiers; tin pacifists somehow won’t do. Hitler, because in his own joyless mind he feels it with exceptional strength, knows that human beings don’t only want comfort, safety, short working-hours,… Continue reading Orwell…again.

On finishing some writing

waiting for the ferry

“Let us never cease from thinking—what is this ‘civilisation’ in which we find ourselves? What are these ceremonies and why should we take part in them? What are these professions and why should we make money out of them?”— From her anti-war essay “Three Guineas” (1938) Virginia Woolf “I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for… Continue reading On finishing some writing

Will there be more books?

Hello and good evening, or good morning, or whatever wherever. A brief update. I noticed that someone out there was searching for “alice severin will there be more books”, which I thought was very kind. This is especially true considering a lot of people put out books every few months, and it’s been a year… Continue reading Will there be more books?

Happy New Year and Book Update!

Happy New Year to all of you! I hope 2015 brings us all the space to forget fear, find new connections, and explore our own unique paths. Much love to all of you. It’s a grey day in NYC, but the conversations on the street speak of hope and any attempt to go a different… Continue reading Happy New Year and Book Update!

Book Update

Book update. Just received a fantastic email from a fan/reader/great person with a “desperate request” – they want another book in the Access series! They quoted Tristan to me! It made me miss that terrible foursome of Lily, Tristan, AC, and Trevor. Very much. I think there will have to be a fourth book at… Continue reading Book Update

Review of Sakura by Big Deal

Another review – have a read! 8.5 Big Deal Sakura EP TwitterPinterestPocketReddiFacebooEm In this world of Tumblrs and selfies, it’s quick and easy to display emotions. Not quite as simple to find something that stands out, rings true. One in the morning then, facing down the rest of the night, of life, should be the… Continue reading Review of Sakura by Big Deal