De lente begon. Ik stond nog eens in ons vorig huis, wat een gekke ervaring was. Flo kreeg de waterpokken. Ik trakteerde mezelf op rood haar. De kindjes konden nog eens buiten spelen. Wat ze ook deden, met stoepkrijt en flink wat prehistorische hulp.
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Many have asked when Kiss This Too will be released. I apologize for the delay. I won’t even go into the “why”…
Kiss This Too will be out before month’s end… (within a week)
It will be announced as soon as it’s published. I promise.
For now… how about an EXCERPT?
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This weekend, I’ve spent the majority of my Internet time swatting detractors of my latest piece on Vox about the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). Here, an excerpt:
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Essentially, these schools enshrined into law the right to ignore school performance, grades, interviews, standardiz...
The Guardian‘s Hadley Freeman profiled me for the paper, ahead of the release of my new book in the UK. Here’s a taste:
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This feeling of separateness – of being, as she puts it, “the person in the corner observing everything but who no one pays attention to” – would become a running theme in her...
I have a lot of time for Matt Haig. His book Reasons to Stay Alive is, quite frankly, essential reading when it comes to anxiety and depression. It’s not a self-help book, it’s not stuffed with lessons and things that you can apply to your own struggles necessarily, but it is a book that is seari...Read more of this blog post »
“This Is Good For Trump — If Barr Is Representing Things Fairly,” my editor Micah suggested as the headline for this column when we were talking over whether I should write something on Attorney General William Barr’s summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.1
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WRITING UPDATES: I’ve been working hard on the first book in my new paranormal thriller series. It’s going great! I’m due to turn in the finished manuscript to my agent at the end of June. Edits will follow. By the fall, I hope to be start... Read more of this blog post »
But how pleased am I to get this thing done, at least in principle. I'd best get cracking with my beta readers' notes now...
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Looking at pictures of your older son reading the first issue of the comic he wrote to your grandchildren…
(Thanks to the fabulous Kasey Langan for the photos!)
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I find it astounding when I see how many people have joined the ISIS. They are willing to speak a foreign tongue, move to an alien culture and that too a desert, roam around with weapons, brutally decapitate anyone who does not adhere to their radical Salafi ideas irrespective of whether the vict...Read more of this blog post »
Welcome to the 23rd episode of 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel (Subscribe on iTunes). As your host, my goal is...Read more of this blog post »
Oh, eten. Ik ben er zoveel mee bezig en ben er gek op. Als kind ook al, ik was echt een ‘peuzelaar’ zoals mijn vader dat noemde, en ik at het liefst de hele dag door. Maar ik walgde echt van witlof, kaas kreeg je er bij mij echt niet in (behalve gesmolten) en aardappels […]
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Most of us love dogs, the well-behaved ones at least, and these remarkably friendly creatures [for the most part] often seem to love us in return. But what do they see of our world, how much of it can they take in? Let’s look at the canine senses, one by one, and compare them to our o... Read more of this blog post »
Mellan första och sista Kottenbilden i det här inlägget ser man hur han vuxit. Öronhåret har blivit längre, så även nosen. Han är en liten mini-Kooiker just nu. Mycket har hänt den här veckan, även om Kiara och jag har tillbringat större... Read more of this blog post »
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I know we’ve all heard that saying, and most have us have probably quoted it a time or three. But the underlying meaning is true: I’ve been really struggling for some time and am finally able to give voice to it.
It started last year when I had a bit of mini-breakdown. Several pers...Read more of this blog post »
Dear Reading Friends, this is David Telbat. Before I ever started writing Dawn of Affliction, I wrote down 22 Bible Scriptures that inspired me in sculpting the character of Levi Caspertein. These were Scriptures that would give me goals for the life of the character as he traveled through all ki...Read more of this blog post »
"Narcissism means never having to say you're sorry."
"Who knew love had a dark passenger?"
"If you can't fuck it, you don't love it!"
"I fucked you. I feel nothing."
"Oh please... you fucked yourself!"
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I love how the cover turned out! I think it's my favorite one yet, but I have a tendency to say that about every book! Read more of this blog post »
It has been a long and painful dry spell for me. Fighting with Curiosity Quills and then going back to being an unpublished author hurt. But now I have a book again!
Is it weird? Yeah, kinda. But it's fun and dark and adorable and I read Oz and went 'I can make a m... Read more of this blog post »
Today’s the day! We’re wrapping up the first quarter of 2019 and we’re heading into this next quarter knowing that we started it right by backing up our Lightroom Classic catalog today (and we’ll all be sleeping better tonight night for it).
While the process of backing up your catalog is easy, fi...Read more of this blog post »
மரபை விருமபுவதும வெறுபபதுவும எபபடி? செனனை கடடண உரையின தலைபபிறகாகவே நான கடடாயம வர வேணடும எனறு முடிவு செயதேன. மிக அறபுதமான உரை. உஙகளையும அருணமொழி மேடம அவரகளையும சநதிதததில மகிழசசி.
மரபினை பறறி ஒரு ஒடடுமொதத பாரவையை அளிததது இவவுரை.இரணடு பகுதிகளாக அமைநதது மிகவும நனறாக இருநதது...Read more of this blog post »
không sao ngăn được thở dàicủa bầy tính từ trong lúc chờ ngược sáng
yếu đuối nhường nàochữ tựa vào dấu chấm than khoảng trống trập trùng gió thổi
thuyền nằm bãi cạnbài hát thầmtiếng thét câm
xa xôi người ngắm hoa quỳnhcả hai không lay bóng phía này mưa giôngem giữ
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Ever wondered how Orna met the crew of the Capricious for the very first time? What were the fighting pits she spoke about on the dusty world of Clarkesfall, and how did the rescue operation really happen?
This story is really, actually free, but of course, I have an ulterior mo...Read more of this blog post »
Working a dog on sheep has much to tell us about good dog training.
I am out of town this week, meeting with the good people at Dogwise in Wenatchee, WA. So I’m reprinting a post from 2010, which has me grinning like a fool because 1) It’s fun for me to read about Willie’s early driving lessons...Read more of this blog post »
School Days, school days
Dear old Golden Rule days
How many of us can fill in the three ‘R’s that make up the next line?
I’ll bet many, if not all of us can. Those three ‘R’s explain why, in this country, education prizes what’s right-brain over left-brain, what’s in the head over the heart or th...Read more of this blog post »
Barnes and Noble
Patrick O’Doyle is badly wounded, but Bertha Lybrand is in even worse shape. Her KoolSuit has failed and she’s dying of heat exposure. They just came across Angus Kool, who is tied up with copper wire after being tortured by Kayla Meyers. He is helpless, at O’Doyle’s...Read more of this blog post »
I recently received an important question about a highly significant textual variant in Luke 23:34, the one and only place in the NT where Jesus prays for those responsible for his death “Father, forgive them, they don’t know what they’re doing.” The verse is not found in the other Gospels, and...Read more of this blog post »
I listen to a lot of music when I write. Perhaps in the beginning it was a way of blocking out the noise of hellish traffic when I used to write while stuck in a jeepney in the polluted streets of Manila. Or a way to stay awake while scribbling in a battered notebook at the air cond...Read more of this blog post »
I have nothing but praise for Becoming by Michelle Obama. It is an intelligent, layered, comprehensive and fascinating biography, about which I’ll go into more detail in a moment. What I first want to mention is that this was also my first Audible audiobook.
As I’ve been training for Oxfam and sp...Read more of this blog post »
Ask the Author: Featured Authors
That's one of the questions Barbara Kingsolver probes in her new novel, Unsheltered . Weaving between the present and the past, it follows two families in Vineland, New Jersey, living in different moments of cultural crisis....more