‘Is it strange that these poems, while often devastating, don’t fill me with sadness? Reading stories of illness, this is what it is to be (un)seen. The collection shows the duality of being cast out and cut free.’
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When I was in my teens I had a job as copyboy on the San Francisco Examiner. I will be telling you about those days from time to time because they set me on my road of life.
Today: The different gradations of telegraphic-wire-service priority.
One of... Read more of this blog post »
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This is the fourth in a series of posts about depression and more importantly, how we can take steps to hopefully keep it under control.
After I was diagnosed with depression, I was convinced I could limit both the frequency of my ‘bad’ days, and also the severity of th...Read more of this blog post »
…up in Winnetka, I got to talk with book group facilitator Alice Moody about Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk... …for an audience of such wonderful people as these… …& these: And they also put together a list of some of my favorite recent books that I’ve been recommending to everyone: Thanks to t...Read more of this blog post »
This week’s picks
ARI -1 OVER DEN
LAC -10 OVER TENN
PATS -2 OVER CHI
IND -5 OVER BUFF
JACK -2 OVER HOUS
KC -7 OVER CINN
DETROIT MIAMI EVEN
MINN -3 OVER NYJ
PHI -6 OVER CAR
CLE -3 OVER TAMPA
BALT -2 OVER NO GAME OF THE WEEK!
DALL -1 OVER WASH
RAMS -5 OVER SF
ATL -6 OVER NYG
Here are ratings.
Los... Read more of this blog post »
@kurtvile dripped a new album.
(warm-up drawing from a @nytimes photo)
#drawing #sketchbook #portrait #illustration #pencil #graphite #bassackwards #art #artist #artistsoninstagram
It's not a huge deal, but I get a good amount of the traffic to the things I post online from there. If you could share any of my reviews or posts you see about me on there, I'd greatly appreciate... Read more of this blog post »
Fishers of Hope
June Day sprinted with urgency through the halls of the Armistice. Whenever she passed a window looking out into space, if it wasn’t already covered, she didn’t bother looking out, but not because of her hurry; no one did anymore. She was young, but the stars disappearing was an ol... Read more of this blog post »
Hoy quería escribir una entrada sobre libros de ocultismo molones para leer en el mes de muertos, pero llevo varios días con un dolor de muelas infame y no tengo el cuerpo para nada. Lo siento, yo también estoy envejeciendo, y lo estoy haciendo de la peor manera posible, con achaqu...Read more of this blog post »
fashionable church in Regency LondonThe Marriage Act (1753)
Marriages in late Georgian England were governed by Hardwicke’s Marriage Act of 1753 which came into force on 25 March 1754 – an Act designed for ‘the better preventing of clandestine Marriages’.1
Alth... Read more of this blog post »
Ayer vino a visitarme el panda de la decepción e insistió en que os hablara de él.
El panda de la decepción me acobarda bastante, así que tuve que hacerle caso.
Este oso blanco y negro tan poco simpático no es una creación mía, sino del bloguero y autor Mark Manson, y lo descubrí en su libro El s...Read more of this blog post »
October 1st – October 15th, 2018
Just had the last call with my coach. Paid him $15,000 for the past six months of coaching. People have asked me if it’s been worth it. I’m not sure there’s an answer to that question. Maybe a year from now there will be. I’ve learned a l...Read more of this blog post »
Diversity is trending. I hear people say that all the time. “What’s this diversity thing? Can I get in on the action? Hey, maybe I’ll write bout X because that’s what everyone is looking for right now!” I’ve seen the dismay of some people at how diversity is seen as a “flavour,” instead of a move...Read more of this blog post »
[image error]Time for Part 4 of my “Elements of Love” series based on Henry Drummond’s nine elements of love from his book The Greatest Thing in the World.
Drummond’s sixth element is Unselfishness. Here’s what he writes about it:
“Love as unselfishness never seeks its own to the harm or disadva...Read more of this blog post »
My writing slowed down during the summer for a few reasons. One: I had surgery. Nothing major—I thought. Unfortunately, I ended up having a post-op complication which meant staying in the hospital for a few nights. I’m better now, but it did put a major dent in my writing schedule. Frankly, I was...Read more of this blog post »
THE CAVE will be free from Friday, October 19, 2018 to Sunday, October 21, 2018.
Here’s the description:
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WHEN IS A CAVE NOT A CAVE?
While exploring the woods near their bike trails, four soon-to-be eighth grade boys make an exciting discovery: a real cave! Of course they decide to explore it, an...
I love Ed Sheeran. There. I said it. I mean, maybe I’m a fan? But also, I kind of want to bully him? I’m fairly sure that if I saw him on the street carrying a cup of coffee, I would slap it out of his hand and yell, “NERD!” in his face. Or maybe I find him sexually attractive? I guess? Maybe I w...Read more of this blog post »
The celebration of Halloween nears, festooned with the likes of costume parties, carving pumpkins, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, watching horror films, and telling scary stories.
Personally, I embrace the element of “horror” all year long. More preferable to m... Read more of this blog post »
My company just instituted policy against talking about religion at work. I am bothered by this and don’t feel comfortable being told I can’t talk about such a big part of my life and who I am at work. I’m actually feeling a little discriminated against... Read more of this blog post »
Today I am so thrilled to share the big news: my newest novel, SHADOWBLADE, will be published by Angry Robot Books in May 2019! This book features a lot of my favorite themes, including elite blademasters, a kick-ass heroine, imperial politics — and of course, romance!
To commemorate this announce...Read more of this blog post »
Interviewing the Author, Carole Parkes
I was born in Liverpool, England in 1945, after the war had ended. Seventy years later, I can look back on a life that is mainly a happy one.
Question: What is your impression of your childhood?
I had a happy childhood. When I...Read more of this blog post »
Val McDermid on What It’s Like Judging the Man Booker Prize – Q & A
LONDON — On the morning of Oct. 16, five judges will meet in a secret location here to decide the winner of the Man Booker Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious literary awards.
They will have about eight hours to pick a...Read more of this blog post »
When you long for blue October skies, bright autumn colors, and majestic mountains, head for Oregon. When you need a dose of healthy laughter, come to the Higgs house for dinner.
Everybody wanted homemade lasagna. My cooking skills are limited, but I can usually manage to layer pasta, ricotta c...Read more of this blog post »
The Neopolymath barf phase complete with 88K first draft
LibreOffice 6.0 released
Parallel Visions: City of Angels City of Demons now available Read more of this blog post »
Jonathots Daily Blog
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The producers of jonathots would humbly request a yearly subscription donation for this wonderful, inspirational opportunity
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I’m so thrilled to be able to share the cover of my sixth psychological thriller with you. Isn’t it stunning?
All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty…... Read more of this blog post »
Description from Goodreads:
Springtime in Styria. And that means war.
There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, a...Read more of this blog post »
The folks at Electronic Arts are so awesome that they have reverted rights to that game, but they had no copies of the source. We're hoping that perhaps someb... Read more of this blog post »
I’m willing to bet most of US readers will be familiar with the name Wyatt Earp. Most of what you know about Wyatt Earp is not exactly the truth. One of the things all those stories does get right though, Wyatt Earp made a name for himself as a lawman in Dodge City, Kansas as well as a US Marsh...Read more of this blog post »
De app Forest deelde ik laatst al in een artikel met tips van Structuurjunkie Masterclass deelnemers, maar toen ik er tientallen vragen over kreeg op Instagram wist ik dat ik er wat meer over moest vertellen. Forest is een ideale app om meer te focussen en productiever te werken, op een hele leuk...Read more of this blog post »
A big welcome to Archer Kay Leah, who’s dropped by today to talk about Soulbound.
Archer Kay Leah has a new MM/MMF fantasy romance book out:
In a relationship that violates rules and expectations, Mayr and Tash have found their perfect match in each other. Despite their fears and diffi...Read more of this blog post »
That’s a wrap on week four! I’m not sure where the time is going. It feels like yesterday I walked onto my first movie set and began this journey. I’ve learned a lot. Crew titles, movie terminology. And I have a newfound appreciation for the work and complexity when it comes to producing films an...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve been planning to revive this blog for a while, and what better time to do that than today? This year has been a crazy one for me, and the chaos is carrying all the way through to the end. That’s because WISHING ON A STAR releases on December 11, and today I’m ridiculously excited to share th...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