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Scott Lax Blog

Freedom for Egypt

Finn on his one-month birthday. (Sorry for the poor camera phone quality; you can't see the color of his ever-changing eyes)
If Finn could speak, I think he might say to the people of Egypt, "Let freedom ring - hear me roar." (That's what his outfit says, "Hear me roar.")

You have roared peacefully. We're all with you, people of Egypt. You have done this for yourselves and for your children. I applaud you; virtually all Americans applaud you. Freedom is a beautiful thing and what every man, women and child deserves.  Read More 

Writing New Worlds

I'm on assignment now to write a document for a very large, international institution, one that is dedicated to peace and justice. (I don't divulge private clients of this sort, so that will have to do.)

What being a freelance writer may lack in job security, it sometimes makes up for in finding and writing about noble and important people and entities. Sometimes, words we write, often in collaboration with great minds and good people, as I am doing now, can even makes a difference in thousands of lives, if not more.

If you're a writer, maybe that's some small comfort. Words have changed literature and education, of course, but also religion, justice movements, history. Once in a while, as writers, we can be a small part of that. And sometimes that is enough.  Read More