- Daniel E. Sharpe
Daniel E. Sharpe
I am 60 years of age, a proud father of two sons and one daughter, and a grandfather of three. I am a Veteran of Vietnam: U.S. Navy, 1967–1970.
I have been a dishwasher, prep cook, busboy, service station attendant, carpenter, carpet cleaner, shoe salesman, department store manager, and now prisoner. I write of which I know.
Thank God my life’s not over.
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In an interview conducted two weeks ago with Germany’s @sternde, Salman Rushdie said his life was now “relatively normal.” Rushdie talked in the interview with about the threats he sees to U.S. democracy. He also called himself an optimist. https://indianexpress.com/article/world/salman-rushdie-stabbing-new-york-live-updates-8087417/
“A poem cannot stop a bullet. A novel can’t defuse a bomb... But we are not helpless... We can sing the truth and name the liars... stories are at the heart of what’s happening... we must work to overturn the false narrative of tyrants... by telling better stories” Salman Rushdie
"Free expression is not something we can take for granted, and must be at the heart of our battle to defend democracy against its enemies." @PENamerica CEO @SuzanneNossel on Salman Rushdie, who stands at the forefront of this fight https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/13/salman-rushdies-entire-life-has-been-an-act-of-defiance