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dale-estey's picture
Feb.27.2011
 My thrillers are contemporary and my crime novel is universal, so I have an interest in crime fiction and a great weakness for police procedural fiction, movies and television. I don't necessarily ascribe to the conclusions of this article, but we do learn much about a culture through its crime...
beatrice-voillemin's picture
Feb.12.2011
I live in a Suburb of Paris about a forty-five minute train ride away and 30 minutes by car on Sunday morning when there is no traffic.  We live in a conglomeration of 7 cities that used cutting edge urban planning techniques and the buildings are modern.  I like it here everything is new the mall...
beatrice-voillemin's picture
Feb.01.2011
The news is full of stories about protests in Egypt and last week similiar calls for government change in Tunisia.  I am going to tell everything I know about world events which is not all that much and mostly from a few tourist trips and reading the newspaper or watching the news and...
aberjhani's picture
Oct.28.2010
For the better part of 2010, I've been working as part of an editorial team to help produce a series of history books on America's antebellum South.  Like many of us who delve deeply into the past with hopes of retrieving something useful for the present, my attention became so absorbed by the...
barbara-barth's picture
Aug.05.2010
Oh my, I flip through lists of blogs looking for something to read. I scan the lists of latest entries and pass most by. I want desperately to find something that will beckon to me, tease me, make me want to stop and read for a moment. Then I sigh and my search continues. I scroll down further....
gary-cooper's picture
Jul.20.2010
      SYNCRONICITY AND SERENDIPITY      HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MY CLOSEST FRIENDS;      AND IT APPEARS THEY HAVE BROUGHT ME TO MY PRESENT END.       WHICH IS WHERE MY STORY BEGINS.                                                                                G.D.COOOPER      Some things are Signs...
tim-wise's picture
Apr.25.2010
Let’s play a game, shall we? The name of the game is called "Imagine." The way it’s played is simple: we’ll envision recent happenings in the news, but then change them up a bit. Instead of envisioning white people as the main actors in the scenes we’ll conjure--the ones who are driving...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Sep.06.2009
With apologies, in advance, to Naomi Klein, I think what we're looking at now is not just shock, shock and awe, but a level of toxicity unparalleled in what we like to think of as the civilized world. Stay tuned as 2010 may prove to be a wake-up call for the Democraps who already have a long, and...
aberjhani's picture
Aug.24.2009
"And the dream we were conceived in will reveal a joyful face, and the world we once believed in will shine again in grace." --Michael Jackson from Heal the World                   Your lungs must have been two harps for the way they flowed...
jessica-j-murray's picture
Aug.05.2009
The phrase “doom and gloom” is in heavy use these days. As in “I’m so glad to see this front page story about rescued puppies instead of all the usual ‘doom and gloom’ stuff.” But there's a false equation between the lines here, and we need to be wary of it. It is this: that to acknowledge the...