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susan-sonnen's picture
Nov.01.2013
It is the first day of NaNoWriMo and have yet to really dig my heels in. It is already 6:47 PM. Mind you, I believe that the daily word count is 1700. I am committed to see NaNoWriMo through this year. Why? Because I don’t care how much of my output is crap. If I only come out with a few good...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Aug.07.2013
No more address books. No more contact files. Here's something I've been doing for years. It's a way to organically grow your networks online, increase ambient awareness of people you've run across in person, AND keep entropic clutter to a minimum. Take that inert stack of biz cards on your desk....
monty-heying's picture
Jan.05.2013
** spoiler alert ** A luckless peasant fisherman who's returned from the sea empty handed for 84 consecutive days sets out, alone this time, to try his luck. He hauls in a monster marlin after a monumental 3-day struggle. But he's gone out too far and sharks allow him to return with little but a...
robert-earle's picture
Dec.04.2012
After Dark by Haruki Murakami reminds me of Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster. Both books are about enigmas carefully annotated and never explicated.  Something has gone wrong and the author is there not to put things right but to delineate the wrongness.     In After Dark...
jill-jepson's picture
Oct.11.2012
Few of my blog posts generated as much reaction—both positive and negative—as the one I did several months ago on goals. What I wrote was that, while setting and working toward goals has some definite benefits, there is a dark side to them, too. Goals, I wrote, are largely based on insecurity—on...
dale-estey's picture
May.25.2012
The name of the game in book covers is to catch the eye of the customer and ... make ... the ... person ... pick ... up ... the ... book. That's its job. Then the author hopes blurbs and such enhance a desire to purchase. It's not that I advocate covers this bare, but they all made me look. (...
kyi-kaung's picture
Aug.25.2009
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christopher-lee's picture
Jan.07.2009
I generally avoid posting viral videos. There are only so many times one can watch a shoe being thrown at our President, no matter how many times it’s edited - oh, the hilarity ensues! As this is related to materialism (and its inverse, minimalism) I’ll make an exception: Kids lose their shit over...
robert-earle's picture
Nov.15.2008
Paul Bowles writes with control and clarity, but in this novel the flatness of his characters and the fuzziness of the plot, which is more or less 'explained' in the final passages, achieve little of note. Perhaps the book is best for its descriptions of the physical world, especially the radical...
brad-green's picture
Aug.29.2008
I built a tunnel for my daughter tonight that goes nowhere.  She loves it.  The long box that the new bathtub arrived in drew her attention.  I pried all the staples out with pliers, dropped them in my shirt pocket.  She crawled back and forth, back and forth, for nearly 30 minutes.  At each exit...