I experience the landscape around me in a way that is full of story. At this point, these stories are a mix of local folklore, history, personal experience and fiction.
If I walk from my home to the top of Selsley Hill, I go through a tunnel where I once had a rather magical encounter with a fox. I pRead more of this blog post »
This time last year, we were talking about going to California, to promote How To Future.
We were supposed to hit LA and SF. We were supposed to eat a daily avocado and drink mezcal and smell star jasmine and orange blossoms. I was meant to re-visit the Mystic Museum and Dark Delicacies and Gepetto’sRead more of this blog post »
As alluded to in my previous posts, flexibility and the ability to adapt is key in these extraordinary circumstances. Like many businesses, the film industry has been rocked by the pandemic, however, change was on the horizon anyway with Netflix and the massive influence of streaming technology.
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Procrastination is a common trait among teens, and it’s your job of a parent to help correct this behavior. If it seems like your teen is constantly late for school, work or appointments, then it might be a sign that he or she is lacking personal responsibility.1. Start Using an Alarm ClockItRead more of this blog post »
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Walter Mosley has been named winner of the 2020 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation. He becomes the first Black man to win the foundation’s $10,000 lifetime achievement honor, which was first awarded in 1988. The author of more than 60 books, Mo
El Lobo de Snow Hollow nos cuenta la historia de un pequeño pueblo de montaña rodeado de nieve en el que tienen lugar unos brutales asesinatos, que todos achacan a un hombre lobo. La población estRead more of this blog post »
The New York City Comptroller’s Office released its audit of the city pound system as part of its oversight to ensure “compliance with the requirements oRead more of this blog post »
My family was separated before we could all come together in the United States. Castro had kept my grandparents and my sister and me in Cuba and so my brother and parents were in the U.S. before we could join them. Even after we were able to leave Cuba, it took many months before my grandparents andRead more of this blog post »
James Gunn may have been the first science fiction author to anticipate the ‘new Venus,’ i.e., the one we later discovered thanks to observations and Soviet landings on the planet that revealed what its surface was really like. His 1955 tale “The Naked Sky” described “unbearable pressures and burninRead more of this blog post »
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Readers: look in the comment section below. If you see one you like, click over and buy it. How easy isRead more of this blog post »
Do you schedule your day with a planner? Do you plan out every minute of the day? Is it working for you?
September is an excellent time to plan out the rest of the year so that when the next year hits, you feel accomplished. And you’re ahead of the game.
But how do you do that? You make aRead more of this blog post »
I’ve finally gotten validated by SubscribeStar, which means I can get payouts through it, which means those of you who want nothing to do with Patreon can contribute through it: https://www.subscribestar.com/esr
If you’re not contributing, and you’re a regular here, please chip in. While I’ve had somRead more of this blog post »
Ci sono fenomeni che per anni non vengono intercettati dagli adulti, ma che sono molto importanti per i teenager. Uno di questi è Roblox, creato dall’omonima azienda fondata nel lontano 2006 da Erik Cassel, poi morto di tumore, e David Baszucki, attuale CEO. La compagnia di San Mateo (California) haRead more of this blog post »
[While I admit the sea lion snorkeling was more fun, this snorkel adventure was amazing as well.]Dressed in dive skins and wetsuits, our snorkel gear gathered in our mesh bag, we boarded the zodiac for our deep water snorkel. It was a bit of a ride to the place where we were to snorkel and we b Read more of this blog post »
I started researching generational differences back in the early 2000s. This was when the Millennials were brand new to the workplace and everyone was freaking out about it. At the time, I was frustrated with the inconsistencies and flat-out hype that was being put out there about MillennRead more of this blog post »
The 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony happens today, Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 6 pm US eastern time.
You will also find info there to watch alternative versions in Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and British English.
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We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death. I Am, I Am, I Am is Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life. The childhood illness that left her bedridden for a year,
The post BOOK REVIEW: I Am,Read more of this blog post »
Recovery books are great tool for Covid 19 self care and relapse prevention Recovery books are great companions and resources for maintaining sobriety at any time, but especially now while many of us still social distancing or quarantining. Remember that recovery is all about finding new ways to thiRead more of this blog post »
Had a great, great start to the morning, talking to a few old friends.
One of them was Charles, whom I’m written about before. And I’m glad to report that despite our many disagremeents, we can still sit down together and discuss issues face to face, MAN to MAN, frankly and civily, and enjoy a beer oRead more of this blog post »
Gray-white fingers over the coastward hills.
They've been missed.
So has the patter of rainfall on our roof.
Heard it early this morning.
Smoke for days and days prior.
The smoke of ignorance and indifference.
Of consumption and greed.
Of authoritarianism, nepotism, racism, and
Imagine Sixth Sense, Downton Abbey and Agatha Christie moshed up, and you’ll have a good idea of what to expect with Anita Frank’s debut novel. It’s a good read, especially for a first book – solid characters, good build up and avoidance of the standard tropes and cliches – but the writing was a tadRead more of this blog post »
Today is the feast day of the medieval mystic, saint, and Doctor of the Church, Hildegard of Bingen. She died on September 17, 1179.
I previously wrote a column about Hildegard of Bingen, the “medieval mystic superstar” who, a mere 833 years after her death, was finally officially inscribed in the CaRead more of this blog post »
Should fantasy magic be based on a fixed set of characteristics? In other words, should all books on magic use the same magic database? Same spells? The same magical capabilities? Or should the author define magic as she or he sees fit? Should Fantasy Magic books be based on research rather than theRead more of this blog post »
Join James on January 25th for a double feature of FILM NOIR, dinner, drink and discussion with the Demon Dog of crime fiction inside the LA Police Museum
$40 per person - Seating is limited.
January 15, 2013
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De-a lungul vieții am descoperit tot felul de locuri care au lăsat o amprentă asupra mea prin timpurile pe care le evocă, iar Danemarca încă reușește să mă surprindă prin bogăția siturilor istorice care împânzesc întreaga țară. Dacă Jelling este un loc necunoscut la noi, el este unul celebrat în toaRead more of this blog post »
We talk about frequency issues and libido issues in marriage as if they’re the problem to be solved.
But what if they’re more symptoms of other problems?
Every now and then we record a podcast that I think is truly important. I mean, I like them all, buRead more of this blog post »
Whenever there is unwanted population these three things will naturally, by nature’s course will appear — famine, pestilence, and war — and the population will be finished. So there was some unwanted population at that time also for which Krsna arranged the war, battlefield of war. Battlefield of waRead more of this blog post »
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