Hilary Mantel on CS Lewis’s A Grief Observed
How does grief work? Your former life still seems to exist, but you can’t get back to... Read more of this blog post »
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While much of Curb Your Enthusiasm’s humor is derived from the predicaments that Larry David gets himself into as a result of his inability to keep quite when in the presence of a faux pas, we should take note that the world needs more people like him. Too often, we find the internet to be a dump...Read more of this blog post »
Many years ago I told a friend I wanted to be a writer but was scared, I didn’t write like Dickens, nor expressed myself like Keats. ‘Boss,’ he said, ‘you don’t need a great vocabulary to write books. All you need is empathy.’ He was right, and of course, I... Read more of this blog post »
I’ve recently started watching a new anime. It’s called Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions. It about dealing with the delusion that at a certain age many people feel they are somehow more important than anyone else. That they perhaps have magical powers, and this leads them to behave abnormally...Read more of this blog post »
"Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe."
Notice this is in present tense. The kingdom is not someth... Read more of this blog post »
OCCUPATION: Medicine Woman
CANON: Dungeons & Dragons: The Middlesex Campaign
Have you heard George Carlin’s latest idea for world peace? It’s simple: every person in the world has to get in a parallel line and shake the hands of the people in the other line. In other... Read more of this blog post »
The Babadook is one of those movies that you expect to be disappointed in. A creepy, atmospheric trailer seems to be a recipe for disaster, as proved by movies like The Conjuring, Sinister, Insidious 2, Mama and so on. Your mileage may vary on those flicks, but I was ultimately disappointed in al...Read more of this blog post »
For me to able to do this is pretty rad because for quite some time I haven’t been able to look back at an entire year and say; “This was a kick ass year!” The downside is that people will read this and get butt hurt because I have managed to have 365 days that didn’t suck. Sure, I got sick, and...Read more of this blog post »
"Merle Temple weaves another totally captivating tale of intrigue and treachery! The demons he faces are completely unexpected...truly A RENTED WORLD!"—Jim Clemente, Writer-Criminal... Read more of this blog post »
I would have described myself as the least lonely person alive until yesterday. Yet this Christmas week loneliness is coming at me from all angles. It came in on a trojan nutcracker and is dumping out its solders at a furious rate.
First of all my memoir, COMING ASHORE was very favourably reviewe... Read more of this blog post »
Welcome to Kick Back Saturday! In my opinion, one of the best ways to spend a Saturday is to curl up with a book, a delicious cup of coffee or cocktail, and hang out with my writing partner, my sweet pup, Kelly!
Join me every Saturday for a book blurb and a new, tasty drink recipe - co... Read more of this blog post »
Maybe it’s because I know more about Ben Lerner and his career than I do about Karl Ove Knausgaard and Elena Ferrante, but Leslie Jamison’s observation that the allure of memoir fiction lies in “the space of uncertainty where we don’t know what has been invented and what hasn’t” seems to apply mo...Read more of this blog post »
Earlier this week I received this blog post about not selling to unhappy customers. It is poignant and very sound advice.
Last week my smartphone was stolen. It was brand new – only in my...Read more of this blog post »
"An engrossing view into the world of 'beautiful people' with an ending that will leave you wanting more." - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Meli... Read more of this blog post »
It is now com... Read more of this blog post »
During GOT season (which is criminally short, in my opinion), I plan my Sundays around the show. I need to be on my couch, lights dimmed, ready to watch five minutes before 9pm (wouldn’t want to miss the opening theme... Read more of this blog post »
You guys, 2015 is right around the corner! I am making plans and dreaming dreams.
A few months ago, I posted a picture on Instagram of a stack of discarded library catalogue cards. Hey, librarian occupational hazard: when libraries ditch their old card catalogues (as they have been doing for the l...Read more of this blog post »
Inside this twisting plot, the story is all about coming home and leaving the past behind, but when the past becomes the present, danger will follow her. Caitlin Harrington’s family drama, lack of welcome home f...Read more of this blog post »
Lo notaba en sus ojos. Era así de obvio. Sin embargo intentaba convencerse de que era su imaginación. Pero una capa por debajo de eso sabía que era en vano incluso intentarlo. ¿La quería? ¿La estaba utilizando? Él: un sueño adolecente en su vida. La perfección... Read more of this blog post »
First obvious advice is “Do not buy ULIPs”. This obviously falls on deaf years. “Subra I knew you would say NO, so I did not ask you” is a classmate’s confession – in a different context of course!
So you should not buy a ulip. However if you have bought it, how long should you pay the premia? 30...Read more of this blog post »
Visited the spiritual adventure land of Pastor Pillow lately? You have no idea what you’re missing.
July 6, 2014 / Forward Progressives (The “Christian Right Weekly Round-...Read more of this blog post »
Life Drawing is a very special, very meaningful story to me... a story paralleling my personal journey in discovering a love of women.
The lines of the model’s arms, crossed over her bent knees, run so smoothly, so perfectly up to her elegant naked shoulders. She lays her head sideways on her el... Read more of this blog post »
Accepting your SHAPE — the unique way that God made you that brings glory to him — means to believe that God knows best. It all comes down to the matter of trust. Do... Read more of this blog post »
One of my blog posts got picked by Digital Book Today as a guest post!
Check it out: http://digitalbooktoday.com/2014/12/2...
Kinda surreal and very exciting!
I hope everyone had a great Christmas! New Year is coming!
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-Zen Master and Master Strategist Ranbir Roshan, 1998.
From Dorian’s Journal of Memorable Quotes to Live By
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I feel like lately Tracy Verdugo has become the patron artist of this Facebook page. I just love everything she makes…
By the way, she's teaching an e-course in painting soon, if anyone wants to sign up!
I'm thinking of taking the course myself — both be...Read more of this blog post »
It's bad enough when Xmas decorations and displays are set up in stores in October which pulls focus from Halloween and almost comple... Read more of this blog post »
What New Year's resolutions do you want to transform into reality?
Dreams to Action Trailblazer's Guide provides the tools you need to dream big, plan well, and celebrate the success you deserve!
Get your copy of Dreams to Action Trailblazer's Guide and transfo... Read more of this blog post »
Here’s a timely and exciting post reblogged from fabulous writer and blogger Terry Tyler. If you’re looking for a thoughtful, well-reviewed list of great reads, check out Terry’s recommendations.
And while you’re at it, do yourself a favor and get one of Terry’s wonderful novels here. I can’t dec...Read more of this blog post »
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