Why I <No Longer> Write?

(with apologies to George Orwell)

I get ideas for blog entries sometimes– perhaps when reading that Salon piece about Jessica Williams and the “impostor syndrome” flap, you know?

And because something there resonates within me because of my past experiences, a voice inside of me says: “You should write about this.”

Then, a moment later, a different voice inside of me says:

“Best not. You are a white man, which means you will be accused of ‘mansplaining’ at best . . . if not much worse.”

And that second voice has become much louder than the first one over the years.

And so, I don’t write.