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david-niall-wilson's picture
Dec.28.2008
This post was sparked by a feature many people use on Twitter, but it applies to life, writing, and just about every other endeavor I can think of. ...
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jean-m-fogle's picture
Dec.28.2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008 Learned in 2008 Over at Shutter sisters today's post is about what we learned this year and one picture that we feel...
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chiew-siah-tei's picture
Dec.28.2008
Persons who write in a second language (in my case, a third language – English comes after Chinese and Malay) are often thought to be translating...
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alan-black's picture
Dec.28.2008
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/dec/28/uk-crime-pub-death
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jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Dec.27.2008
In a previous post, I wrote about a plan by Time Warner Cable to shut fourteen public access stations, in Los Angeles, on Wednesday, December 31st....
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carolyn-burns-bass's picture
Dec.27.2008
There is never a good time for disaster. Put a disaster during the holidays and it seems worse for some reason. Maybe I'll rattle on about the...
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robert-earle's picture
Dec.27.2008
Coronation is a vivid, well-plotted early Donoso novel focused on the yearning and degradation of both the lower and upper classes in 40s/50s...
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julia-stein's picture
Dec.27.2008
A 1/2 mile from my house in Los Angeles is a hand bookbinder who does exquisite work and a great bookstore. Near the intersection of Larchmont and...
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ugo-mattei's picture
Dec.27.2008
Shining politicians, fit and with beautiful families, are a continuous spectacular spot advertiziong  electoral "democracy" which in turn...
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susan-browne's picture
Dec.27.2008
One of the highlights of this past holiday week besides bowling, which is a Xmas Day tradition even though only two family members can actually bowl...
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thi-lam's picture
Mar.08.2009
by Thi Lam
Setting the Record Straight on South VietnamWords From the Wise -- a regular column from NAM's Ethnic Elders News BeatCommentary, Lam Quang Thi, as...
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former member's picture
Mar.08.2009
by former member
Did you remember to set your clocks? No? Ben Franklin wants to wake you up by the sound of cannon fire in every street.
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thomas-burchfield's picture
Mar.08.2009
The last time we visited this subject, I'd just finished Draft #2 on that upcoming smash-through-the-roof bestseller you are-of course--all going to...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Mar.08.2009
Empty it all out. Dig deep down and throw it on the page. Scatter the words randomly onto the sheet until it becomes wrinkled and stained. Take a...
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susan-brown's picture
Mar.08.2009
I woke up this morning to find one of my hours GONE!  I want it back--Search Lost Property--Search Found Items--Post an ad in the paper--I want my...
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linda-joy-allan's picture
Mar.08.2009
First-hand smoke is the stuff that goes right to your lungs, makes you look old and wrinkled before your time, gives you cancer and heart disease and...
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former member's picture
Mar.08.2009
by former member
Why would an evolutionary biologist study words? It turns out there is an astonishing parallel between the evolution of words in a lexicon and the...
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asha-vose's picture
Mar.08.2009
A story I wrote has been nominated for an O. Henry Award and submitted to Best American Stories (or short stories, I'm not 100% on that). Exciting....
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mike-monahan's picture
Mar.08.2009
  Bill looked at Bob in bewilderment and shrugged. Bob unclipped his wreck reel from his weight belt, pushed the brass clip through a porthole,...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Mar.08.2009
I rose early this morning. Six fifteen to be exact. My middle son is trying out for the under sixteen Irish Basketball Team and had to be in...
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