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janell-moon's picture
Sep.16.2010
As I enter by sixty-ninth year, I can sense that I am in a new stage of development. I call the years in the mid-sixties the young-old years and although I have arthritis in hands and feet, I am happier than I ever have been.  Though I don't have a primary partner, much money, or even a large...
geralyn-abinader's picture
Aug.31.2010
I love rocks. Always have. I live on a cliff overlooking the Lincoln Tunnel and the Empire State Building. Rocks appear in our yard seemingly from nowhere. My house is full of rocks, momentos from video shoots with geologists. I don't necessarily care what type of rock it is. I like the feel of it...
tom-flanders's picture
Apr.26.2010
Ah the days of bliss, happily pounding out drek with no responsibility to the readers that did not exist. The resulting stories would be so bad that it would be immediately obvious what was wrong and what must be done to fix it. Then I started getting better and everything went wrong. Now when...
harrison-solow's picture
Apr.14.2010
(This was originally a response to a friend's blog but I decided to post it here because it has an identity of its own.) It's always so strange meeting people with whom one may have shared so much at one time. It is as though one is standing in the centre of Rome with all those roads like spokes...
r-michael-phillips's picture
Feb.17.2010
Characters- Part II This is the second of three short observations about Characters. No matter what traits a fiction writer can dream up for the characters that populate their stories, nothing compares to the quirks and traits of those you meet in real life. Allow me to expound a bit. Well, there I...
sunny-singh's picture
Feb.08.2010
This is a slightly crazy week full of commitments that I obviously did not realise I was making. As a result, this is a very short post.  However, if you are in London, it may be a useful one. I am participating in a panel discussion on Fiction of Development at the LSE Literary Festival 2010. The...
anne-paris's picture
Sep.09.2009
I believe that immersive experiences are the most important thing we can make available to our children. Babies have a natural need for immersion. They reach to be held, cry to be responded to, and engage in communicative efforts even from day one. When these needs are met, more often than not,...
charles-a-ray's picture
Apr.05.2009
Following is a speech delivered at the closing session of the 10th Southern Interdisciplinary Roundtable on African Studies (SIRA) at Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY on April 4, 2009.      Africa is a continent of remarkable contrasts.        On the one hand, it has some of the world’s...
raha-behnam's picture
Jan.09.2009
I had not seen my mother for four full months. During those four months, in which I have been living across the country from my family, friends, and everything else that is familiar, I have become who I think I want to be. Finally, I had the time, space and peace of mind to build myself and my life...
sudesh-kumar's picture
Jun.16.2008
Tribal and Christian are already two big social classes separate to each other. Jharkhand High Court (HC) should not call Tribal-Christian to any people in official term since; it’s not giving any benefit to them for their past life being a Tribal. By saying Tribal-Christian HC is itself creating...