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Michael  Gross Michael Gross's blog:

science news 17.10.2019

Today's selection of science news. Links are normally to press releases on EurekAlert (at the bottom end I may also add a couple of newspaper stories). I include quotes from the summary in italics in cases where the title alone doesn't reveal what the story is about. My own thoughts appear without ita... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 17, 2019 08:14
Eric E. Wright Eric E. Wright's blog:

Interrupted Plans

Over a month ago we blocked out two weeks to do nothing but enjoy the delights of autumn colours and have[image error] thanksgiving with our family. During last week’s wonderful sunshine, we had two delightful drives through the slowly changing countryside. Last weekend we were to gather with family for thanksgi...have[image

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Published on October 17, 2019 09:14
Caridad Piñeiro Caridad Piñeiro's blog:

#ThrowbackThursday – Counting Down and Our First Halloween

Two weeks from today we’ll be having the Rehearsal Dinner for the bridal party and some overnight guests! It also happens to be Halloween so we’re going to dress in costumes for the dinner and I plan on having some treats for our guests since they miss out on trick-or-treating. Then the next day...

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Published on October 17, 2019 05:52
James Gurney James Gurney's blog:

J.M. Bergling and the Golden Age of Penmanship, Part 3

Lettering project inspired by the Bergling bookFor most of us, hand lettering is reserved for sentimental or ceremonial occasions, such as this announcement that I made for my son's graduation party.

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Published on October 17, 2019 09:15
Chris Hedges Chris Hedges's blog:

Trump’s Ending of Wars Could Derail the Democrats

I hate to say I told you so, but well … as predicted, in the wake of Trump’s commanded military withdrawal from northeast Syria, the once U.S.-backed Kurds cut a deal with the Assad regime. (And Vice President Mike Pence has now brokered a five-day cease-fire.) Admittedly, Trump the “dealmaker” ought to...

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Published on October 17, 2019 16:21
Lois Winston Lois Winston's blog:

CHARACTER INTERVIEW--ROTHGAR, NORSEMAN HERO OF KELLI A. WILKINS' THE VIKING WITCH

Today we sit down for a chat with Rothgar, the hero from award-winning author Kelli A. Wilkins’ The Viking’s Witch.
What was your life like before your author started pulling your strings?Before Kelli brought me and my fellow Norsemen to Stronsay, I was living a very different life. Once upon a time, I was known as “Rothgar the Ruthless”...WitchWhatthe hero Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 17, 2019 21:30
Donna Fletcher Crow Donna Fletcher Crow's blog:

Amanda Fino, Cerebral Palsy Advocate and Author

Today I offer an Author Spotlight, introducing Amanda Fino. One meets the most interesting people in the writersphere and Amanda Fino ���Author and CP Gal��� is most certainly one of them.

Amanda is a Cerebral Palsy advocate who speaks for the voiceless... Read More at DonnaFletcherCrow.com Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 05, 2019 13:19
Riley Adams Riley Adams's blog:

Switching Things Up When Life Changes


by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig


A quick note that some of my blog readers may have seen this post pop up early on my beta website that’s being designed. :)  Sorry for the duplication! I’m posting it here for everyone who hasn’t seen it yet. Have a great weekend!


If there’s one thing I’ve learned about...

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Published on October 17, 2019 21:02
Josie Brown Josie Brown's blog:

Fantastic Beasts, and were to find them on TV.

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As the days get cooler, the nights grow longer, our imaginations run even wilder, especially with All Hallows' Eve right around the corner.


No better time to discover some new fantasy TV series.


Amazon Prime has created a beautiful alternate universe—Burgue, akin to 1880 London— in which humans relu...

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Published on October 17, 2019 11:49
Jorge Candeias Jorge Candeias's blog:

Falaram da Dieselpunk

Fruto sobretudo da longa travessia do deserto por que a minha escrita passou depois de perder o meu pai, já não publico nada desde 2015 (e em 2015 foram só duas coisinhas para deixar num pousio condigno o Infinitamente Improvável; o último ano com publicações que se vissem foi 2013), se descontarmos uma v... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 17, 2019 12:56
Lucy Felthouse Lucy Felthouse's blog:

Chasing the Chambermaid Now Available At All Retailers! #reverseharem #rh #whychoose #kobo #ibooks #bandn

Hi everyone,


I’m happy to announce that Chasing the Chambermaid, having been exclusive to Amazon for a few months, is now also available at Barnes & Noble, Eden Books, Kobo, Google, iBooks and Smashwords. So if you shop at those places, now you can get your hands on this standalone contemporary reverse harem romance...everyone,


I’m

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Published on October 17, 2019 03:24
Dina James Dina James's blog:

Shiny Things and Summer Sign-Off

Originally published at Dina James. Please leave any comments there.

It&http://www.dinajames.com/dinablog/htt... that time, all. You know the time. The bright thing is in the sky for way longer than I&Read more of this blog post »

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Published on May 17, 2017 19:21
Gary Ponzo Gary Ponzo's blog:

WHY THRILLERS ARE SO POPULAR IN TODAY'S POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT


According to the Pew Research center, 26% of those who had read a book in the past 12 months said that what they enjoyed most was learning, gaining knowledge, and discovering information, while 12% said they liked the entertainment value of reading, the drama of good stories, the suspense of watc... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 17, 2019 06:46
Stuart Jeanne Bramhall Stuart Jeanne Bramhall's blog:

US will continue illegal occupation of Syria and its oil fields in violation of international law

Damascus has wanted the Al-‘Umar and Conoco oil fields to be returned to their government; however, with the U.S.’ large military presence in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, they have found themselves blocked from these critical petrol supplies.


Impeach Obama, McCain and Boehner Today


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Published on October 17, 2019 17:38
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez Guy LeCharles Gonzalez's blog:

Other Authors Are Not Your Competition—Marketing Advice from #WDC19

The 2019 edition of Writer’s Digest Annual Conference* featured a wide-ranging program covering the craft and business of writing, including several insightful sessions on marketing strategy and tactics. In “Beyond Comp Lists: Market Research for Novelists,” New Shelves Books’ Amy Collins demonstrated how to ident...

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Published on October 17, 2019 14:48
Rachel Rappaport Rachel Rappaport's blog:

Roasted Pumpkin and Toffee Rice Krispies Treats


Ingredients:

1/4 cup pumpkin pulp*
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 10-oz bags marshmallows
6 cup crisped rice cereal (aka Rice Krispies)
1/2 cup toffee bits


Directions:

Butter an 8x8 inch pan. Set aside.

In a large bowl, toss together the cereal and toffee. Set aside.

In a large, heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter. Whisk together the pumpkin, butter, and vanilla until the butter is melted... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 17, 2019 21:00
Chris Amies Chris Amies's blog:

Coffeeology W6 - Cafe Review

Coffeeology W6 Clearly an old house, likely mid-Victorian with its high ceilings and wooden floors, though this is every inch a cafe there is of the quirky pub about it, the nice and modern sort of pub where you have beers called things like ���You Made that One Up.��� Several...
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Published on October 17, 2019 03:52
Melissa Stewart Melissa Stewart's blog:

Nonfiction Smackdown!

Since 2019 marks the 10th Anniversary of this blog, on Fridays this year, I’m updating and re-running past posts that sparked conversation or that I think still have a lot to offer people teaching or writing nonfiction. The original version of today’s post appeared on October 30, 2015.


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Published on October 17, 2019 21:30
Crystal-Rain Love Crystal-Rain Love's blog:

Blood Curse is On Sale!!! .99 !!!

BLOOD CURSE is on sale for.99 right now! This book is traditionally published and rarely goes on sale so grab it while you can. This is my first paranormal romance book, the book that introduced Seta, and the first of three series that all come together in my Twice Bitten series.I will be returni... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 17, 2019 06:07
Telford Vice Telford Vice's blog:

What Markram can learn from Elgar

“You get to know yourself when you come to the smaller places, where the hotels are maybe not as good and you get challenged by the food you eat.” – Dean Elgar on touring the sub-continent.

TELFORD VICE in Cape Town

CLEARLY, Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram aren’t saying much to each other besides, “Yes!”, “No!”, “Wait!...

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Published on October 18, 2019 00:01
Simon Guerrier Simon Guerrier's blog:

Doctor Who Magazine 544

Doctor Who Magazine 544It's 40 years - and six days - since the first issue of Doctor Who Weekly, which is now Doctor Who Magazine . Issue 544 celebrates this ridiculous milestone with all sorts of goodies, including - hooray! - and index of features and interviews that is really useful for a job I'm doing today.

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Published on October 17, 2019 01:23
Karen Lee Field Karen Lee Field's blog:

FREE book reviews for authors

If you have visited this site before, or if you check the archives, you will notice that I write a lot of book reviews. Normally, I write a review for every book I read.





I have decided to offer my services to indie authors and publishers. If you want a book reviewed, then I may be able to help. N...

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Published on October 17, 2019 03:20
Peter Hitchens Peter Hitchens's blog:

Britain is No Longer a Christian Country

Cross and Crown mean little in a Britain which is no longer a Christian country


 


An article for First Things  


 


https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2019/10/human-dignity-redefined

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Published on October 18, 2019 00:18
Glen Binger Glen Binger's blog:

Q & A with Barry Hollow, writer



As a child of Ayrshire in the South West of Scotland, Barry Hollow wandered a long way south to arrive in Bristol in 2003, where he has planted roots. Barry recently joined North Bristol Writers Group who are a prominent body of writers within the literary community in this cultured city.  Barr... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 16, 2019 13:37
Charlie Cochrane Charlie Cochrane's blog:

Woodhall spa – part the second

The highlight of our second day was a visit to see the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Conningsby, which is a working airbase so our day was punctuated with Eurofighters being out through their noisy paces. (We also caught a glimpse of Michael Portillo in his extraordinarily garish trousers!).


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Published on October 17, 2019 06:04
Alexander Laurence Alexander Laurence's blog:

Matt Berninger Shares Video For "Walking On A String" Featuring Phoebe Bridgers; Song Now Streaming

Matt Berninger Shares Video For "Walking On A String" featuring Phoebe Bridgers; Song Out Today On Dead Oceans;Scott Aukerman's New Netflix Film Includes Live Performance CameoRead more of this blog post »
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Published on October 17, 2019 09:24
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