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dale-estey's picture
Sep.04.2012
Now is the Time (September - ahhh!) and this is the place -Prague! - for a wonderful vacation. And what (I ask) could make you any happier than the follow in the footsteps of Franz Kafka?It will even make you more happy than Kafka himself, who was actually no great fan of Prague ("The little mother...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.25.2012
It's not every month or year that a major collection of books goes on sale. But this is what happened with author Larry McMurtry. He auctioned off three-quarters of his vast collection.    AP Images * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The Last Book Sale: An Era Ends for an Author, a Town, and...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Aug.19.2012
I’ve been spending long delicious hours in a tiny world, the space bordered on one side by my computer and the other by my chair. I’m doing a last pass through my manuscript, reading aloud as I edit. In a week or two, I will send it to a few lovely people who’ve agreed to read and respond, and...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.15.2012
I've just come across another tirade against the literary worth of "Fifty Shades of Grey" To my mind - unfairly perhaps - these tales of woe come from people who praise anything with Vampires in them. Go figure. One persons desire to have sex with fangs is another persons toothless wonder. But I...
mary-gulivindala's picture
Aug.11.2012
  The Privilege of Honoring our Dog. In the last two years I had to put down my 14-year-old beagle Lucy and Tuesday my 16-year-old cat Thomas, who within a matter of two days diminished into a cat I didn't know. His kidneys just went. Needless to say I am numb, broken-hearted and grieving. I...
shaun-d-landry's picture
Jul.21.2012
Last night I saw Dark Knight Rises at the Universal Boardwalk AMC Theatre in Los Angeles.  In front there was one of the cars displayed from the movie on that shiny shiny boardwalk that looks like Hollywood did a hurl on it.  I looked at my movie partner for this Batman movie (this time...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Jul.12.2012
    Have you tried mapping the complexity and richness of your life (and career) with an overlapping Venn diagram? Here's what turned up when we did one for GlobalNiche -- you can see all the relationships of our personal and professional influences and communities as we operate at the...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.11.2012
Now is the time to key this blog. At some portion of the upcoming day, my total visitor count at Red Room (hmm - red) is going to reach 666,666. Fitting, perhaps, for a chap who has two Satan novels he is attempting to sell (with eyes upon a trilogy). Get thee behind me - and give a push. I...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.25.2012
Writing in and for the dominant - arguably - culture of the world (that be English speaking and reading) we might tend to forget about other cultures. Whereas in North America one can no longer use the (or, even, a) book store as a touchstone or a mile stone, in France things are different....
sherry-parnell's picture
Jun.14.2012
As a writer and an avid reader, I often hear people say, “I never have time to read a book”.  Odd since most of us try to manage our lives in a manner that saves time. If while reading this you are also listening to music while texting a friend as you play a computer game then you are...