Storyteller, teacher, author of “Perfect Solution” (2009) and “Dire Requisite” (2012). I am lost in the aftermath of the war on literacy. Sadly, creativity and inquisitiveness have been replaced in the contemporary “minds” by on-demand maxims, video clips, and soundbites that are taken for truth simply because they are readily accessible ones and zeros – eliminating the need for independent analysis and deeper thought. The only thing worse than someone who cannot read is someone who doesn’t; there is always hope for the former.