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sherrie-theriault's picture
Jul.26.2012
  July 26   TO SLOOP   When I was a tanker I carried such a heavy load.  The diesel cycle ran, combustion occurred at regular intervals and my internal temperature was terrific.  The fuel sprayed and things went round and round; the cost was high.  Now my principal...
cynthia-brian's picture
May.31.2012
  What is it like to be in the Olympics? And how do you react when you inspired a movie about your Olympic exploits? Steven Zhou and Youngjoo Ahn interviews Devon Harris, Captain of the legendary Jamaican Bobsled Team that captured the hearts of the world at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. The...
farzana-versey's picture
Feb.20.2012
My memoirs in précis are with him. In six hours that we spent together, mainly discussing the city, writing, films, human beings, food, morsels fell off my lips, giving him a taste of my life. Who was he? Was? He is. Just a phone call away. A traveller. Carrying a parcel for me from many many...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.25.2011
I had a query about Kafka's infamous letter to his father, where Kafka heaped blame upon his father for being a horrible, well, father. I thought I would dodge putting up a blog on Christmas by just posting my response. I figured there was no way to really connect Kafka to Christmas. As far as I...
karen-wyle's picture
Dec.23.2011
PJ Media’s Tatler has a column today asking people to add comments recommending favorite books for last-minute holiday gifts.  This is a great opportunity to give a boost to your favorite books/authors. The column is at http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2011/12/22/pj-recommends-last-minute-book-idea...
elmaz-abinader's picture
Dec.14.2011
I learned thievery as a young girl. Being the fifth of six, I grabbed whatever my older brothers or sister put down. A novel of eighteeth century romance read by my sister, a 45 of Smokey Robinson my brothers spinned at the high school parties, a jazz strain by John Coltrane picked up in a shabby...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.11.2011
Here are some mugs with the words of authors wrapped around them. An eclectic mix from Jane Austin to Julia Child. I don't see any Kafka, though he did - in his way - have many an observation about whether the glass was half full of half empty.   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   Literary...
jennifer-lyn-king's picture
Dec.07.2011
A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.  -Franz Kafka Library at Strahov Monastery, Prague: A setting in my work-in-progress novel, Water Lily It’s December, and we’ve arrived at the final days of 2011 (already!). Every year, here on my blog, I reflect on the...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.06.2011
I'm guessing I'm not much of a writer because you can start and stop at #7 for me. OK, also #10 in a pinch ... of salt.   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 12 Holiday Gifts That Writers Will Actually UseBy HANNAH GERSEN In “Aren’t You Dead Yet?”, one of the stories in Elissa Schappell’s new...
lori-hope's picture
Nov.30.2011
What are the best and worst holiday gifts for people with cancer? I just wrote a short piece about that on my Huffington Post/Redroom blog, and was reminded, once again, that when it comes to such things, there is no best or worst, just as there is no right or wrong. We are all different; each...