Monthly Archives: June 2010

What Does This Say About Me?

The answer to the title is that I have no clue. Katherine the Great introduced me to a periodic table of female sff writers of the last 75 years, http://174.143.173.68/PTblackandwhite.pdf, all of whom were nominated for one of the prestigious … Continue reading

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Words To Think About

Re-reading LeGuin’s The Lathe of Heaven. Chapters begin with quotes. The quotes give me pause to think: Chapter 1: Confucius and you are both dreams, and I who say you are dreams am a dream myself. This is a paradox. … Continue reading

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Today’s Little Mystery

Life’s Little Mysteries continue appearing with little rhyme or reason. This morning’s has to do with writing. Everyone who knows me understands that I write without plan. I see a person and a situation and the story flows. Over on … Continue reading

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The Third Source

There are two institutions that have long held my respect, admiration, and awe: libraries and book stores. Now, thanks to Carlos Ruiz Zafon, I can add a third: the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. I first encountered this shrine reading his … Continue reading

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Writing a Religion

It speaks for itself: “As in literature or any other act of communication, what confers effectiveness on it is the form and not the content,” Corelli continued. “You’re telling me that a doctrine amounts to a tale.” “Everything is a … Continue reading

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