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dale-estey's picture
Apr.26.2013
  In the old days (olden days?) there was the occasional horror story of a manuscript or thesis being lost on a bus or left in a taxi. Or stolen with a briefcase. One such tale, which I heard from my working-in-the-library days, was of a doctoral fellow who had an enclosed carrel in the...
dale-estey's picture
Apr.14.2013
Brush up, say I. [DE] "There lives more life in one of your fair eyes. Than both your poets can in praise devise." Sonnet 83       * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 154 Shakespeare Sonnets Adapted as Videos By Jason Boog  Over the next year, the New York Shakespeare...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Apr.06.2013
 I have been working in the field of child sexual abuse and incest for several years now. Over the course of time, I’ve met many others who are also working in this field. I would like this blog to be a THANK YOU to all of you who have been so diligently helping to end this scourge. I...
sherry-parnell's picture
Apr.05.2013
We live in a culture of "right now."  In fact, we often don't even value what is current but rather what is going to be "hot" in the next month, day, or hour.  We are frequently so preoccupied with figuring out what is going to replace what we already have that we seldom value or enjoy...
dale-estey's picture
Apr.03.2013
There are dozens of dozens of lists (there are even lists of lists) of ways to help and assist an author. I figure if you come across just one thing which makes things better for you, you come out ahead. No matter what you might think about the rest of the list. [DE...
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.30.2013
One of the bennies from growing older is that I've learned more about myself.  I've discovered that I have compulsive streaks.  I like routines and when I find things that interest me, they can swallow me and suck time out of my life.  Work is always a time suck for me.   I...
james-hoch's picture
Mar.11.2013
Social media and the Internet are radically changing our society in so many ways. The notion “word of mouth” takes on a whole new direction. In the past, it moved at a slower pace. Now with the Internet, “word of mouth” can spread like a virus on steroids. Hence the term…gone viral! Before the...
jm-cornwell's picture
Mar.09.2013
Posts about sensitivity towards people with incurable diseases abound today. People posting about how someone suggested an alternative method of treatment and not taking pharmacological remedies because they are poison made someone feel hurt and misunderstood. These people would be healthy if they...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.15.2013
Come on down and take a look around. It never harms to make an impression (preferably, er, good) on the Internet. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * What Writers Need to Know About Goodreads By Jason Boog  The New York Times has profiled Goodreads, undoubtedly sending hundreds of writers...
sherry-parnell's picture
Feb.08.2013
Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Most of us have been taught the social graces necessary to behave properly in polite society; however, a good number has either chosen to forget or refuses to comply.  Good manners shouldn't be a cultural convention...