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rina-macasaet's picture
Dec.07.2011
I remember Oprah talked about her journals in one of her shows.  She said that she wanted them burned when she passes away. I thought to myself, “What would I want to do with my journals and my blogs when I die?” I don’t mind being turned into ashes but I do mind and request that my books not...
joseph-e-harmon's picture
Nov.13.2011
In 2002 Alan Gross, Michael Reidy, and I published Communicating Science: The Scientific Article from the 17th Century to the Present. Drawing upon our extensive research and reading for that book, Alan Gross and I then wrote an entry called “The History of the Scientific Journal” for the...
steven-belanger's picture
Oct.12.2011
So I've been writing on envelopes and pads because I can't find my journals and notebooks, which are still in a box somewhere in the garage.  (I just spent a half hour looking for them.)  It's been just over a month, and I haven't finished unpacking my life and my office from the...
annette-talbert's picture
Jul.30.2011
This is my 100th blog post since beginning this project over a year ago. I haven't always been faithful. There were long pauses between thoughts, especially last fall-winter. I was kind of busy trying to stay afloat in the sea of confusion that defined my job most of the year.  So, this summer I...
annette-talbert's picture
Jul.21.2011
I love journals.  I enjoy reading the diaries and letters of the famous and the not so famous. I recently picked up a book called, "This Day, Diaries from American Women."  The book is the result of a project in which the author, Joni B. Cole asked women if each would write about one day...
beverley-bie-brahic's picture
May.25.2011
From "Hygiene, conduct, method" [1862?]: I swear from now on these  will be the eternal rules of my life:  Every morning pray to God, reservoir of all strength and all justice, to my father, to Mariette and to Poe, as intercessors; pray to them to give me the strength necessary to do my...
beverley-bie-brahic's picture
May.22.2011
"Venus eternal (caprice, hysteria, fantasy) is one of the seductive forms of the Devil."  [can't decide about this one; obviously not politically correct, but tantalizing nonetheless].  "The day the young writer corrects his first proof, he is as proud as a schoolboy with his first...
bruce-jackson's picture
Mar.25.2011
You are your best promoter. That being said, I would like to share some simple strategies for promoting yourself daily.     Blogging: No matter what blogging platform you use, you can maximize it by posting consistently.  Use it to promote your new writing projects or to share new ideas...
cindy-sullivan's picture
Jan.29.2011
At the bottom of a dusty sports bag, underneath envelopes of old photographs and diaries, she finds an exercise book. Lines composed in 1986. Words that existed on that faintly lined page for a quarter of a century, while the author lived in the world, gathering experiences and amassing wisdom that...
zinta-aistars's picture
Sep.19.2010
Live now at http://www.thesmokingpoet.com/ “A fine cigar and good literature―two of life’s most enduring pleasures.”  Artwork by Ladislav Hanka  I know, I know, I say this every issue: it’s our best issue yet. Thing is, it’s always true. However good you get at what you are doing, what...