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bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Dec.02.2013
            Ukraine presented two faces, like those ancient Greek masks, when we were there in October: smiling toward western Europe on one side and toward Russia and the east on the other.  Now, the country seems to hurtling toward a decision...
kim-packard's picture
Sep.25.2013
I fell in love with Virginia Woolf's long sentences when I had to go back to school and take a number of undergraduate English classes to fulfill the requirements for teaching certification in English and ESL. During this time, I also read and developed a great admiration for John Cowper Powys...
michael-thomas-barry's picture
Jun.25.2013
Eric Arthur Blair, better known as George Orwell was born on June 25, 1903 in India . He was brought to England when he was a year old. He attended a small school in Henley before attending Eton, where it is recorded that some of his teachers thoroughly disliked him because he had little time for...
jm-cornwell's picture
May.09.2013
1984 is one of those books I thought I'd read in school, but hadn't actually read. I did see the movie with John Hurt as Winston Smith and most of the language of 1984 has passed into common use, like Big Brother, thought police, thought crimes, etc. George Orwell's take on the future is...
r-n-morris's picture
Jan.17.2013
I’m currently researching my next novel, the third in the Silas Quinn series. In fact, I’m reaching the stage where I’m thinking about putting the history books to one side and doing some actual writing. The first thing I will have to do is turn the rather loose outline I submitted to my...
annette-talbert's picture
Feb.19.2012
I want to share a great article I read in Parade magazine today. Writer Connie Schultz shared her reflections on five pictures of herself taken at ages 12, 21, 37, 45, and 53, after finding the George Orwell quote she has carried in her wallet for years. The quote:  "At age 50, everyone has...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Dec.17.2011
After a late start, I decided to venture out into the wilds of pre-Christmas traffic. Admittedly, doing just about anything, including washing the kitchen floor, holds more allure for me at this time of the year than shopping, but as a fortune cookie once wisely proclaimed, "You gotta do what...
cara-lorello's picture
May.13.2011
I was seventeen when I first read 1984, and that was the year George Orwell forever changed my view of the world. I don't think any other novel read during my school years quite impacted my thinking the way 1984 did. I discovered it in 1999, so the plot in the book had long since past. It was...
steven-belanger's picture
Mar.15.2011
My latest find is Mary Karr, famous for her memoir trilogy: The Liar's Club, Cherry, and Lit.  I've wanted to read the first for a long time, but was put off by the criticism I'd heard that, despite being a great writer, she'd tended to frankly whine about her usually-deranged mother too much. ...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Jun.10.2010
The women of the Middle East are about to save me from the greatest banality known to man. I’m counting on them to care as little about the the World Cup as I do and to keep me entertained until men can once again talk about something other than volatile England player Wayne Rooney’s groin.Though I...