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Michael Robert Dyet

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David Payne, Barbara Kingsolver, Katherine Govier

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January 2009


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I am The Metaphor Guy. Award winning novelist, closet philosopher, chronicler of life’s mysteries – all through the lens of metaphor.

Author of “METAPHORS OF LIFE JOURNAL aka Things That Make Me Go Hmmm”. Follow my journal postings at this site or at its permanent home www.mdyetmetaphor.com/blog2 where you can subscribe to the RSS feed. Metaphors of life Journal categories: Shifting Winds, Sudden Light, Deep Dive, Songs of Nature.

Author of “UNTIL THE DEEP WATER STILLS: AN INTERNET-ENHANCED NOVEL” - a double winner in the Reader Views Literary Awards:

* Canada East Region Winner
* Writers in the Sky Award for the Best Creative Writing of the Year

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Hmmm, are we closer to the world of The Hunger Games than we care to admit?


$26 billion is the net worth of the wealthiest person in Canada – David Thomson of the Thomson family. The family owns multinational publishing and multimedia giant Thomson Reuters which operates in more than 60 countries.


I worked for Thomson Reuters for a number of years. I admit to being a bit equivocal about that part...

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Published on November 22, 2014 09:01
Average rating: 4.44 · 9 ratings · 3 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
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Dancing with Ghosts (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 12, 2011 05:06PM
Description: Short Story which appears in the Writers and Editors Network anthology "Canadian Imprints".
Incorrigble (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 30, 2010 11:21AM
Description: Short story which appears in Canadian Voices Volume 2: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Emerging Canadian Writers
Until the Deep Water Stills: An Internet-enhanced Novel (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 18, 2009 01:13PM
Description: Literary fiction novel with unique Online Companion featuring text, photographs and professional quality audio recordings.
Until the Deep Water Stills: An Internet-enhanced Novel (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 18, 2009 01:13PM
Description: Literary fiction novel with unique Online Companion featuring text, photographs and professional quality audio recordings
Until the Deep Water Stills: An Internet-enhanced Novel (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 18, 2009 01:12PM
Description: Literary fiction novel with unique Online Companion featuring text, photographs and professional quality audio recordings.
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In Paradise Revisited, Shane Joseph returns to the psychological landscape he knows so well – the never-quite-home world of the immigrant. These seven stories trace the journeys, literal and figurative, of displaced men trying to find their way out o ...more
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“Oh, the strawberries don't taste as they used to and the thighs of women have lost their clutch!”
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Shalonda Williams Thank you so much for the invitation to friendship. I do know the difficulty in striking that balance you mentioned. And that's the point where I am. Well, I want to master having peace in this world of... everything but!

Peace,
Shalonda


Michael Hi Jennifer:

Thanks for the insight into your life story. No doubt you had to be very dedicated and very determined to accomplish what you did. I can identify with you to some degree. I was born in a small town and couldn't have gone to university without the government grants and loans that were available at the time. I immersed myself in the academic world and managed to get a couple of small, in-course scholarships that helped pay a few bills along the way.

I'm sure you'll enjoy David Adams Richards. He's a great storyteller who really draws you in to his creations.

Michael


Jennifer Brown Hi, again, Michael,
Please read my comments on Alan Bennett's "Untold Stories".
You'll get an idea of my background.
And why I think David Adams Richards would appeal to me.


Michael Ben:

Thanks, Ben. Hopefully this message gets to you. I'm still a little vague on the ins and outs of goodreads. I'm not quite a technophobe but it does take me a bit of time to figure out how things work.

I plan to post a review of your "Living on the Market" which I finished about a week ago. It was an interesting read. It occurred to me that Doug's addiction to playing the market comes from the same place as the current craze of buying lottery tickets. The lure of easy money when lightening strikes.

Michael


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Ben Glad to see your photo, Michael.

Ben


message 1: by Shane

Shane Good to be able to be able to put a face to a name, Michael. Glad you put your picture up on Goodreads.
Hope you have a pleasant experience on this site. regards!
Shane


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