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steven-belanger's picture
To all my readers, Happy New Year.  Be good, and better than you were last year.  I'll see you again on the second, with a blog about the novel, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  You can read the blog about the movie in the previous entry.
nina-amir's picture
I've been thinking all day about what to write in this last post of 2011. I could have offered you some sort of things-t0-do-t0-get-published list or a best-of post. I could have told you to hurry up and finish your to-do list. I decided not to do that. Instead, I thought about what I wanted to...
mary-wilkinson's picture
If you take the way the grass is now and accept it as being dead and yellowed well there is nothing lost. I mean to say acceptance is everything. Look it is beautiful. Yellow grass in December holds promise. You only want to see it. Most people might say it is indeed dead but beneath the yellow the...
SharonWalling's picture
  Today is usually the day that people make their New Year’s resolution…March is usually the month they break it.  Perhaps we’ve chosen the wrong word to express our determination to resolve an issue, or a situation. The original meaning is from the Latin resolutio-/resolution, from...
cynthia-brian's picture
Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany herald the New Year with a look back and a look forward. Listen at World Talk Radio Network: WTR: http://www.worldtalkradio.com/worldtalkradio/vepisode.aspx?aid=58594   Starstyle Archives: http://starstyleradio.com/RADIO_SHOWS/Starstyle_Radio/Entries/2011/12/...
charles-a-ray's picture
I'd like to take this opportunity, in the middle of Christmas Day here in the southern hemisphere, a warm and sunny day, to wish everyone a happy holiday.  I know I probably come across to many of my readers as something of a grinch; I don't really celebrate the holiday; but, I understand the...
steven-belanger's picture
This time of year finds me working hard on The Gravediggers and Cursing the Darkness, anticipating the arrival of "Hide the Weird" in the upcoming Winter 2012 issue of Space and Time Magazine, and waiting to sign a contract for a very short nonfiction piece I just sold a few days ago.  A few...
farzana-versey's picture
That year I had banged my head against imaginary walls. It hurt more than real walls would, for when you imagine things they get magnified. The walls were made of stone, grey and cold and weathered. They knew pain. It was end of December, when there was a nip in the air and I'd walk through the...
annette-talbert's picture
"Ch-ch-ch-ch-changesPretty soon now you're going to get oldgoing to get a little older,Time may change me,But I can't trace time..." I woke up with those lyrics from the David Bowie song Changes, running through my head. Today is Change, Part 2. My oldest is home for three weeks. He...
george-h-schofield's picture
The After 50 men in my neighborhood (Palm Heights, elevation 14’) like to meet for breakfast. The primary, overlapping topics of conversation have recently been: “What are our New Year’s Resolutions and how’s it going?” “What are we going to do to fill up our time and keep ourselves busy?” What...