This is recent Times feature article I wrote on the incredible new discoveries of what seabirds get up to far from land, and on the man who first visited seabird colonies with a scientific eye in the 1660s. It's sometimes still possible to write this kind of discursive essay! This one is about...Read more of this blog post »
I had a lovely delivery this week – the advance reading copies of the American edition of Mistletoe and Murder arrived! These are special early copies for reviewers and booksellers, but now that they’re here, it means that there’s not long to wait at all before Mistletoe and Murder is published i...Read more of this blog post »
The week started out terribly for the President with a Russia crisis of his own making and it only got worse, ending on a down note in the polls. Yamiche Alcindor, Jason Johnson and Evan McMullin join Katy Tur in for Lawrence O’Donnell.Read more of this blog post »
Oh yes, my ducks, I was once certain that my future wou'd be in drama, perhaps as a playwright but moft assuredly as an actor. Indeed, as a high school student I was determined, after graduation, to become "the next Boris Karloff" and make my living in horror cinema. (I had, after all, won Best... Read more of this blog post »
Look at me. Look at me.
I'm a star on that there TV.
Maybe YouTube, maybe the stage.
Either way, I'm all the rage.
Come, fawn, stay, l... Read more of this blog post »
I have had this hymn on my mind for a few weeks now, since Samuel and I sang it together at the Chattanooga Rescue Mission.
It's been a favorite of mine for a few years.
Complete in Thee! no work of mineMay take, dear Lord, the place of Thine;Thy blood hath pardon bought for me,And I am now com... Read more of this blog post »
DIRECTOR: Neill Blomkamp
GENRE: Science Fiction
RATING: R for violence, language, and politics
In Apartheid-ruled South Africa, an alien ship containing “prawn” refugees hovers over Johannesburg while the occupants are housed in a ghetto called District 9.... Read more of this blog post »
Глеб Дивов с командой воспитывают (настоящее продолженное время, это важно, процесс только начался и, как всё хорошее, потенциально бесконечен) искусственного интеллекта (интеллектика даже, он юный совсем пока), который умеет переделывать в музыку всё. То есть даже так: ВС... Read more of this blog post »
A.J. Carlisle’s “The Codex Lacrimae, Part 1: The Mariner’s Daughter & Doomed Knight” (Copyright 2018 by A.J. Carlisle)
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Quando ho cominciato a scrivere dei libri, nel 1996, ventidue anni fa, ho sentito una voce, dentro la testa, che mi diceva «Ma cosa vuoi scrivere? Ma chi ti credi di essere, a voler scrivere? Ma non ti rendi conto che sei solo una merda e che non hai nessuna speranza di essere altro?».
In questi g...
My mother once told me, "Be in the world, not of it." I've pondered on this a lot lately. I've noticed more of my old-fashioned values and style bleeding through. I just cannot change that. I was raised in a very different manner than some and I cannot become less than I was raised to be.
This mem... Read more of this blog post »
The devil truly is in the details when it comes to Thomas Bayrle, whose first solo survey in New York, “Playtime,” opened in June at the New Museum. His paintings are hypnotic. Large images are made up of tinier and tinier versions of the same image, demonstrating a Pointillism all his own. T...Read more of this blog post »
A beach on Prince Edward Island is littered with dead squid. No one knows why.
As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered.
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وقتی آرایشگر داستانت ادعا می کند که خدا وجود ندارد، حس شعفی به خواننده دست می دهد، انگار که در دل بگوید؛ "آخیش"! وقتی دلیل می آورد که اگر خدا وجود داشت، این همه بدبختی، ف... Read more of this blog post »
Woah! July just flew by, and we are finishing up the month strong. As many of you know my book Everlonging Desires drops on Monday, and I am super excited!
This book is very special to me because it deals with a lot of complicated issues that sometimes we don't think about as couple... Read more of this blog post »
This month Go Creative!
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If you’re like most creative pros, you probably have a number of projects on your plate right now. You probably also have a number of projects twirling around in your head that you’d like to get around to ? someday. The weight of all that’s undone can feel oppressive and make you feel like you’r...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve now imported all seven and a half years of my ebook sales data into the Trackerbox application (which I praised earlier this week in another post), and I can now find out all sorts of interesting things with a few clicks of a mouse.
My bestselling title of all time? FROSTBORN OMNIBUS ONE.
My b...Read more of this blog post »
It's Saturday and that means it's time for another installment of our blog audit challenge. How are you doing with the challenge so far? Have you noticed changes in traffic to your own book blog since starting the challenge? Is the challenge helping to motivate you to become a better blogger? I'... Read more of this blog post »
This week our county is holding its annual fair. The girls and I have been a few times, although it’s usually for an awards program, or the foods auction, or the other night to volunteer in the concession stand. I always like to take some extra time to look around at the exhibits and other […]
Th...Read more of this blog post »
Though the answer wouldn’t be obvious to unbelievers or even to most Christians, the Bible is clear on this: it’s Jesus. Psalm 45:6-7 is quoted in direct reference to the Messiah, in Hebrews 1:8-9, where the Father says of His Son: “You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore Go...Read more of this blog post »
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Last week, I talked about the machines taking over and humans being paid to keep out of business. This week is the other side of that coin.
I’m talking microbusiness. Each business in a community supports that community. No more big box stores but small mom and pop shops, where items at the hardwa...Read more of this blog post »
The truck's for sale up in TCFKAOA, The Country Formerly Known As Our Ally. Details on B-A-T. Speaking of Canadians, and land Rovers, check out Grizzly Torque.
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What if cakes were the last lines in really bad poems?
Come, my friends. LET US DREAM TOGETHER.
Head of the class
A lousy coffee cup??
You'll get no bars here
No cells in this park
So let's give a cheer:
Not sure how it works -
The questions are numerous
But what if Cass can’t give Calder what he needs to move on from his broken past?
Or worse, what if someone’s determined that...Read more of this blog post »
புஷபகோஷடததின மூனறாவது மாடததில சறறு வெளியே நீடடியிருநத சிறிய மரஉபபரிகையில பானுமதி அசலையுடன அமரநதிருநதாள. வெளியே இருநது நோககுபவரகளுககு உளளிருபபவரகள தெரியாதபடி மெனமரததாலான மானகண சாளரம அமைககபபடடிருநதது. அஙகு நெடுநேரம அமரநதிருபபது கடினம. பீடஙகள குறுகலானவை. மூனறு பேர இயலபாக அமரநதிருககும அளவுககே அதன அமை...Read more of this blog post »
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