The housewarming party went really well yesterday. Most people were able to attend despite the poxy child, and in a fortuitous combination of good weather and me just not being up to trying to otherwise entertain said poxy child, basically the adults spent the entire afternoon and evening outside...Read more of this blog post »
During a three-month summer ango, or training period, a novice monk is selected to serve as the head trainee at the monastery. He or she will monitor the practice inside the meditation hall, acting as a model and mentor for those who join in. The monk maintains order, harmony, motivation, and...Read more of this blog post »
The Played! blog tour isn’t over yet, but already several kind people have said they’re hoping for more Shamwell Tales – and in particular, one with a starring role for Patrick from Played! So I thought I’d let you know that yes, it’s going to happen!
Out! – #3 in The Shamwell Tales
When the...Read more of this blog post »
• How Kazuo Ishiguro wrote the award-winning Remains of the Day in only four weeks.Depressing, isn’t it?
Links forflâneursthrough history…
•The French Revolution Network. It’s always a thrill to discover discussions on topics of interest.
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My little novelette, “Mimes” is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com for 99¢. The little ebook will be available to download July 17th, 2015. So if you want to help push it in the rankings and help me out, go ahead an...Read more of this blog post »
Gonna be at SDCC?
Here’s where to find me:
Thursday, 11am, Inkshares panel on publishing with the legendary Gary Whitta
Friday, 1pm, a panel on adaptations with Nicole Perlman, Gary Whitta, and Jimmy Palmiotti in Room 29AB
Friday, 2:45pm, book signing at booth AA18
Saturday, 2pm, book signing at Rando... Read more of this blog post »
The new teaser for Netflix and Lemony Snicket’s “A Series Of Unfortunate Events” is the most important36 seconds of your day:
A detailed timeline of my reaction to this video:
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“Anyone who knew Violet well could tell she was thinking hard, because her lo...
‘A cappella’: The term means to sing in the manner of the church (that would be the Medieval Church) without the accompaniment of any instrument.
In the late fifties and early sixties…before The Beatles invaded America…young men would congregate on the side streets adjacent to... Read more of this blog post »
"Every call... Read more of this blog post »
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Being a respected leader doesn’t mean ruling with an iron first.
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Showing compassion as a leader can be highly effective. . .according to Bill George, a Harvard professor, the leader must think about the “we” instead of the “I.” In other words, the leader doesn’t think about him/herself, but about...
This will shock many, but contrary to popular belief, Yeshûa, popularly known as Jesus, refused to recognize any ‘external’ divinity. He repeated that his ‘father’ is in heaven, AND that “heaven is within you”. Within you and me. Within all of us. Everywhere. Enter religions:People need gods. Th... Read more of this blog post »
Steve Baxter and I delivered our collaborative novel - the sequel to Arthur C Clarke's "A Meeting with Medusa" - at the start of June. At the moment we're to-ing and f... Read more of this blog post »
If we happen to be home on the 4th of July, we hike along the street to the houseless hillside on that street that affords a panoramic view of the city—and the downtown fireworks display, which is quite something.
We are not alone in this. The police block the street, and a crowd of a hundred or m...Read more of this blog post »
Some novels just don't happen when you expect them to. That was the case in mid to late 2013. I was supposed to be working on The Lambda Functionary, a third book in a thematic trilogy that started with Halting State and Rule 34, but it was turning out to be tough—much tougher than I expected. Pa...Read more of this blog post »
The Unwanteds: ISLAND OF LEGENDS comes out in paperback this week (July 7, 2015)! That’s book 4 in the Unwanteds series. Book 5 (Island of Shipwrecks) is available in hardcover, and book 6 (Island of Graves) will be out September 15, 2015. The 7th and final book in the series will be co...Read more of this blog post »
I walked into Half Price Books, because Kid 2 decided to lighten her load of YA. We dropped off roughly a dozen novels and were told that it would take half an hour to get them into the system. It took an hour and a half. Being trapped in the Half Price books for an hour and a half and growing mo...Read more of this blog post »
Today is a national holiday here in America, we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and becoming an independent country, though declaring ourselves so didn’t make it true. There would be several more years of fighting before England gave up its rights to the colony that would...Read more of this blog post »
A SOMEWHAT BELATED WEDDING PRESENT
When we were first married many, many, many years ago, my husband Courtney and I were driving back to our teaching jobs in Connecticut, and as we drove through Indiana, I saw on the map that we were only a few miles from the Limberlost Swamp, the location of one...Read more of this blog post »
“…I found the July days fly fast, and it was not until I felt myself confronted with too great pride and pleasure in the display, one night, of two dollars and twenty-seven cents which I had taken in during the day, that I remembered a long piece of writing, sadly belated now, which I was bound t...Read more of this blog post »
Here's a little more background that may hel... Read more of this blog post »
Of course we got to talking about Telling. A couple... Read more of this blog post »
Blinknott also seems to have calmed and things appear to be getting back to normal, Though I am sure we all missed group on Tuesday?
I do wonder what normal really means, one... Read more of this blog post »
Yesterday I was the MOB- Mother of the Bride.
My daughter married her guy in a lovely ceremony and a fun reception followed with family and friends enjoying good food, music, laughter, and lots of dancing.
As the first of our children to marry, I’ve discovered it is bittersweet. On the... Read more of this blog post »
The Clo... Read more of this blog post »
Author: Michael McCarthy
• Publisher: 30 Cubits Press; 1 edition (August 12, 2014)
• ISBN-10: 0692276394
• ISBN-13: 978-0692276396
For the millions who have read and been seriously affected by Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged, reading Michael McCarthy’s The Rainbow Optio... Read more of this blog post »
Later that day, as the French shore became just visible to the port side of the boat, the ship’s master drew his passengers’ attention to a small boat in the distance that was coming closer.
“Mr. Harford, Mr. Douglas – please be alert. There can be problems along this coas... Read more of this blog post »
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