Monthly Archives: April 2012

Writing for Effect

My friend, tmso, wrote: For everyone else, take your time to think about what you want the reader to feel after they read your piece. Should they feel sad? Happy? Hopeful? Write something that makes us all feel something for … Continue reading

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Purpose of Life

Some folk recently asked me what I think the purpose of life is. We discussed it for a while but I was not very lucid in my offering so I sat down at the keyboard to flesh it out. This … Continue reading

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Most Read Authors

After yesterday’s post, I got curious about my reading habits. I’ve always known that I tend to acquire favorite authors and tend to read everything they produce. Well, not always; I sometimes get tired of a given series. I only … Continue reading

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Borrowing From the Masters

Classics That I Would Love to Imitate The Mouse That Roared, Leonard Wibberly, 1955. At 14 years of age, this story of the world’s smallest nation declaring war and defeating the U.S.A. was not only funny, everything that happened resonated … Continue reading

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Mockingbirds and jays

TLWSHLWM and I watched the 50th anniversary showing of To Kill a Mockingbird last night. We were both struck by the line “It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” and the explanation: “all they do is sing”. We were both … Continue reading

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Nerd List of sf II

Continuting examination of taste: this website [http://nerdsguidetoreading.com/Nerds_Guide_to_Reading/Science_Fiction.html] offers the 25 most spectacular sf novels. These are the entries I have read: No. 1 Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card No. 2 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams No. 3 … Continue reading

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Nerd’s List

Another examination of taste: this website [ http://nerdsguidetoreading.com/Nerds_Guide_to_Reading/Science_Fiction.html ] offers the 25 most spectacular sf novels as: 1. Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card 2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams 3. 1984, George Orwell 4. Dune, Frank Herbert … Continue reading

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Misconception

Another day of discovery. Browsing the internet, I came across a page of common misconceptions *, some of which I was already aware. However, one such misconception struck a chord: “Nowhere in the Old Testament or the New Testament is … Continue reading

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Awards

What is this driving need for awards? We have them everywhere, people always attempting to define a top 10 or a top 100 or a Pulitzer and Nobel or Hugo or Grammy or ACM or salesperson of the year or … Continue reading

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