It never occurred to me until recently that I might need a notice on my website concerning my position on the free exchange of ideas through literature and writing; yet, here we are. Once Upon a Pen is a place where students can explore the literary arts. That's it. My political views have no place here, and I would never "cancel" anyone for a viewpoint I dislike. While I reserve the right to be true to my Christian identity in what I say and do, I do not teach or push religion, politics, "wokeness", or morality. I am here to celebrate and teach writing, grammar, reading, and literature. When I teach, I welcome the free exchange of ideas in true American style. All parents and students--and their opinions--are welcome here.