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sharon-cupp-pennington's picture
Jan.26.2014
In this fabulous Kindle Countdown Deal, second editions of HOODOO MONEY (The Stolen Nickel Series, Book 1) and MANGROVES AND MONSTERS (Book 2) are available via Amazon for 99-cents, 72 hours only, 1/26/2014, starting at 8:00 am PST.  http://www.amazon.com/Hoodoo-Stolen-Nickel-Series-ebook...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
May.08.2013
          Delphine was shocked when she first visited Palestine.  She discovered a massive wall slicing brutally through towns and farms, keeping people from work, schools, hospitals, and sometimes their families.  She found a land in which...
eve-kushner's picture
Feb.15.2013
I've learned a new word: 忌み言葉 (いみことば: (1) taboo word; (2) euphemism used in place of a taboo word)      taboo + word (last 2 kanji) Two things jump out at me. First, if I heard the term いみことば, I would feel certain that the いみ corresponded to 意味 (いみ: meaning), but no....
michael-seidel's picture
Feb.11.2013
A friend carries a lucky quarter.  Minted in 1975, if I recall right, there's not anything special about the quarter.  I'm dubious it's the stame quarter that he first started carrying.   He carries it because that's when his winning streak began at a gambling casino years ago - back...
suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.01.2012
Primitive Society's leaders were often elder charismatic souls who convinced the others that they held magical powers. Tribal members believed that the "magician" could bring about a better life for the group. When primitive people believed the elder magician had power over them, the superstition...
suellen-ocean's picture
Sep.26.2012
Scholars concluded years ago that brute force played a role in shaping ancient tribes but the most power during the early development of civilized groups lay in the hands of the Magician. Because superstition is so powerful, the charismatic personality who "appears" to be controlling the growth of...
klaudio-zic's picture
May.14.2011
SURROGATES   Beating Santa with your own stick First published by Klaudio Zic Publications, 2011 http://stores.lulu.com/astrology Copyright © 2011 by Klaudio Zic. All Rights Reserved. No part of this material may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or otherwise, for...
bob-mustin's picture
Mar.01.2011
  After reading the March 2011 issue of Harper’s, I had to sit back for a moment and be impressed with the writing Harper’s puts forth. There are polemics here, and subjects I don’t care to delve into, but I almost invariably read on – the language is consistently elegant, ideas put forth in a...
steven-belanger's picture
Feb.21.2011
Okay, for this as of yet untitled ms.--maybe The Gravediggers?--we'll start with the exhumation of 6 or 7 bodies in 1888 RI, as the father of these people had had a disturbing dream, that he'd had an orchard (which he had) but that half of the trees in his orchard would soon die.  He recognizes...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Aug.09.2010
This week from Arnold Jansen op de Haar: During the Second World War, Winston Churchill considered it prudent not to disclose an alleged UFO sighting because it would create a panic and be detrimental to the Christian faith. When it made the headlines this week, bookmakers immediately increased the...