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suellen-ocean's picture
May.09.2012
A Druid is a member of an ancient religious order in Ireland, Gaul and Britain. Celtic in origin, the Druids are the "wise men" who instruct their followers in the philosophy of Druidism. Also for the women, the word is Druidess. The men are usually depicted with long flowing beards.   Suellen...
steven-belanger's picture
Apr.30.2012
photo: front cover, from its Amazon page   All right, everyone, it's been a long while since I posted my review of the stories in this anthology.  I've been sidetracked by various and sundry issues, but here's the concluding blog entry about these stories.  Overall I found this...
suellen-ocean's picture
Apr.24.2012
Yes, you read that correctly, many of our ancestors were just that, Anglo-Saxon-Crypto-Jews. One of the definitions for Anglo-Saxon is "one of the mixed race that forms the English nation". In other words, if your ancestors were Jews who were concealing their ethnicity while they lived in the...
suellen-ocean's picture
Apr.13.2012
More than four thousand years before the Christian era, the Babylonians were culturing themselves in ways moderns might envy. That long ago, education was provided for both male and female, students studying texts written on clay tablets with a sharp engraving instrument. They studied mathematics,...
suellen-ocean's picture
Apr.13.2012
Hobnob is an expression associated with the words, "nobbed" and "nobbing" and means to drink together amicably and have a chat. Hobnobbing designates one is on intimate terms and drinking with someone familiar or intimately "close".   Suellen Ocean is the author of The Guild available at...
pauline-rowson's picture
Apr.13.2012
Here is the cover image for the new DI Andy Horton crime novel Death Lies Beneath, which will be published in the UK in July 2012. It is the eighth in the DI Horton series. When ex con, Daryl Woodley is found dead on the marshes bordering Langstone Harbour the Intelligence Directorate...
joann-smith-ainsworth's picture
Apr.05.2012
Sometimes we need to do a thing even if we’re scared, don’t you agree? Sometimes we feel in our gut that the action is the right even if others are saying it’s not. More and more as I age, I act upon how I feel and take my head out of the decision process. If what I’m about to do or say feels good...
pauline-rowson's picture
Mar.15.2012
My publisher, Severn House, has brought forward the publication of the next DI Andy Horton crime novel, number eight in the series,  Death Lies Beneath.  Death Lies Beneath will be published in the UK in July 2012.  A Killing Coast number seven in the series, was published in the UK...
luke-james's picture
Mar.09.2012
PONTINS  I hate Pontins. I mean, have you ever met anyone who liked Pontins Holiday Camps? It’s more like two weeks on the set of The Great Escape than a sodding holiday. I was only fifteen and, despite the fact that I was the future king of underground hippy culture, God’s imminent gift to...
cynthia-brian's picture
Mar.09.2012
  The Brits are back!  Steven Zhou interviews British teen living in Italy, Joeleen, with her new CD, Welcome to My World and talks with London/Lagos raised poetry/hip hop star, Karl Nova. Reporters Jacqueline Tao and Eric Pawlakos chime in with Campus Calling and The App Rap. ...