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earl-merkel's picture
Feb.26.2013
Many no-doubt-sincere persons are Facebook-posting about their choice of "ruthless, lying villains" who are "responsible" for the Sequester "crisis" that is upon us. Despite my overuse of those quotation marks, I'd sincerely like to join the chorus-- but despite no small amount of researching,...
suellen-ocean's picture
Feb.21.2013
We all have quirks. Some of us obsess over little things, have insomnia, insecurities, addictions... nobody's perfect... we all have flaws... blah, blah, blah. Try going without sugar for a month and see what happens. Read your labels and be honest with yourself. I'm not big on sugar, I seem to do...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Mar.19.2011
http://newamericamedia.org/2011/03/letter-from-fukushima-a-vietnames New America Media, First Person, Ha Minh Thanh, Posted: Mar 19, 2011 Editor’s note: This letter, written by a Vietnamese immigrant working in Fukishima as a policeman to a friend in Vietnam, has been circulating on Facebook among...
jennifer-lyn-king's picture
Mar.15.2011
“… the March 11, 2011 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear disaster becomes an epic devastation …” Today, in light of recent devastation in Asia, I am changing my weekly post order to reflect on what is happening in Japan. I lived in Tokyo for three months in 1990, and I grieve for the...
alexander-zoltai's picture
Mar.09.2011
Here I go again, inching out on that limb I keep bending with the weight of speculation… The title of today’s post could seem useless as a question since folks can point to a multitude of works of fiction that have aided humanity, to varying degrees, in its seemingly never-ending struggle. To...
alexander-zoltai's picture
Feb.22.2011
Alert: Stay turned to this channel for a special broadcast, Monday, 28 Feb. Irina Avtsin will tell us all about the power of the word, “No!”. ~~~~~~~~~ If you’re new to this blog, you may think its title, Notes from An Alien, refers to either me, Alexander M Zoltai, or writers in general being...
alexander-zoltai's picture
Feb.17.2011
I just got back from Book Island in Second Life. Yep, a virtual world I visit for play and work. I wrote about virtual worlds in a previous post. Here’s a bit of what I said: “All virtual worlds have virtues that make them valuable whether we’re talking about your mind, a book you read or wrote...
alexander-zoltai's picture
Feb.12.2011
“Genre” simply means a kind or type of writing. Some folks have even criticized the whole concept of genre. If you look the word up in Wikipedia, you’ll see a questioning of the genre of the very article about genre: “This article is written like a personal reflection or essay and may require...
alexander-zoltai's picture
Feb.08.2011
Ever lived in Kansas? Ever wondered how to escape from Kansas? Our interview is with an author who can answer yes to both those questions :-) Without further ado, here’s  Simone Benedict. ~~~ Let’s start with where you’re from, how old you are, and is Simone Benedict your real name? I was born and...
jamie-charles's picture
Jan.06.2010
My Work I have been blessed with the most incredible job.  I am one of the founders and the administrator of three child sponsorship programs helping children in 5 different countries – Haiti, Uganda, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Guatemala.  Most days (and nights) find me at my...