Monthly Archives: April, 2015

Al Jazeera America Management in Turmoil Amid Pressure From Parent Company


If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda


If You Forget Me

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
that on that day,

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An Introvert’s Guide to Greeting Strangers, Vague Acquaintances, and Friends — Human Parts — Medium

An Introvert’s Guide to Greeting Strangers, Vague Acquaintances, and Friends

via An Introvert’s Guide to Greeting Strangers, Vague Acquaintances, and Friends — Human Parts — Medium.

This love is the rose that blooms forever…


This love is the rose that blooms forever.

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The other you,
the other me.

The only difference
that settles in
our unique self
is the way we
try to cope up
from our past.

The you and me,
the me and you.

We try so hard.
It makes us
the two who
cannot be broken.
We cannot.


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Meanwhile in Canada: this spring weather sucks!

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Another sad but true joke about our wonderful spring weather

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The Daily Retro: Irish Postcard 1910

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Down and Dirty in the Country: A Quick Look at Rural Noir

Noir is a genre usually identified with the city. Concrete and steel cut off our anti-hero, throwing an endless shadow over him or her. At the same time, however, authors were also looking at the darkness, isolation, and evil in small towns or farms. When we weren’t looking, the sub-sub-genre of rural noir took over like kudzu.

The roots of rural noir come from the Southern Gothic authors. One could argue that William Faulkner was an early practitioner. As I Lay Dying uses many noir tropes with a stylized point of view, family secrets, dark humor, and a bleak look at class. Flannery O’Connor is another author whose influence shows itself in the works of current rural noir authors. Her use of religion and perspective of evil can be seen in the work of Jake Hinkson in such modern classics as Hell On Church Street

“Noir is a genre usually…

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Why My Blog Sucks

You and me both, Harsh

Don’t be scared of the “f” word.

Courage to Fly

Feminist, that’s the notorious “f” word. That word can strike up fear, stereotypes, and division among women. I know from personal experience I was hesitant to claim myself as a feminist. Once I finally claimed it as part of my identity, I found myself having to explain that I wasn’t a man-hating lesbian who doesn’t shave or wear a bra. I found it even more difficult to explain that feminism doesn’t go against the word of God. Christ created man and woman as equals, so treating each other is such is the will of God.

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus,

-Galatians 3:28

Being a Christian and a feminist is not oxymoronic. After all, Jesus was a feminist. Yep, you read that right; the Son of God/the Messiah/the King of Kings was…

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The US’s most marginalized are disrupting power structures by learning how to code

ACX Storytellers: Joanna Penn

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In addition to connecting authors and publishers with voice talent and studio pros, ACX offers those with completed audiobooks a pathway to distribution through the top audiobook retailers, Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. This DIY” workflow is a popular choice for authors who want to voice and even produce their own work. Author Joanna Penn recently completed the process herself, and she joins us today to share her experience recording Business for Authors: How to be an Author Entrepreneur (out today) for ACX.

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How to Record Your Own Audiobooks For ACX

Audiobooks are a fantastic growth market for authors, narrators, and producers alike, and I’ve been working with fabulous narrators for my fiction since ACX opened up in the UK in 2014. But as a listener, I prefer non-fiction audio in the voice of the author themselves, so I decided…

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Catching up with Old Friends.


many flying insects have swarmed into places in me

i have become a buzzing cloud

with no definite center

at any moment i will break apart or completely in half

and this does not damage the integrity of my structure or existence

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It reminds me of the time

Catching up with Old Friends.

#RileyAmosReviews, the yawn that cracked my jaw edition, part 4!

Catching up with Old Friends.

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The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

I was disappointed with this book.  This book was not what I had hoped for.  It had a great cover and pulled me in with the blurb on the book.  But I was hoping for much more.  This book had every potential; an interesting mythology, characters and power dynamics. But it couldn’t put all the pieces together. The pacing was all wrong and boring. Nothing happened for the majority of the book. Everything important was crammed right at the end.  3/5

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Thomas Hobbes

Catching up with Old Friends.

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Hobbes-nailed boots!

Thomas Hobbes registers off the scale of the ‘smirk-o-meter’ .. where his greatest contribution to Western philosophy is a typical self-imploding set of contradictions. In an era where Gutenberg had made it possible for anyone who could read to become a blogger (not difficult, ‘mass’ circulation in those days excluded the illiterate masses) Hobbes, finding himself at loose ends, decided he would become a Western philosopher or ‘confidence man’ (the better description.) The recipe is simple; fill a 900 liter bag with verbiage-verbosity (like Bernard-Henry Lévy), as to so incredibly complicate a subject (like James Joyce), leading to subsequent generations of those less endowed with gifts of BS spending endless semesters wrestling a ‘Leviathan‘, whilst attempting sense of nonsense.

Distilled from Hobbes’ inordinately complex, attempted order of things, his points may be summed up so: In our natural state or in raw…

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Taking Down Bigots With Their Own Weapons Is Sweet, Satisfying — And Very, Very Wrong

Taking Down Bigots With Their Own Weapons Is Sweet, Satisfying — And Very, Very Wrong

Actually, it’s about ethics in doxxing.

By Ijeoma Oluo

Doxxing for good — as in sharing someone’s personal information online in the name of social justice — has started to happen more and more recently. Bloggers are bragging about the creative ways that they are exposing racists, misogynists and homophobes; Ordinary people on Twitter are calling for the doxxing of those harassing them; Whole sites are dedicated to showcasing the mean, idiotic, and bigoted messages people post online just so us weary travelers can share some cathartic laughter at their expense. Just last week a university baseball player was kicked off his team when his offensive tweet about 14-year-old pitching phenomenon Mo’Ne Davis was blasted online.

Taking Down Bigots With Their Own Weapons is Sweet, Satisfying —And Very, Very Wrong — Matter — Medium

Do I really…

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…follow your blogs?

Yes, I do. Mostly when your posts appear in my reader.

…read your posts?

Yes, I do. But not always the long ones, when I’ve lack of time.

…like your posts?

Yes, I do, very often. But that doesn’t mean I always press the like button.

…like a post when I press the like button?

Yes, I do. But it can mean I like a picture even though I didn’t read the whole text. The like can mean I like a text, but didn’t wait for a image to upload in my sometimes slow reader (bad connection). The like can also mean I really like the whole post.

…comment a post ever?

Yes I do. But sometimes when I read other comments I think people already said what I was going to say, then I pass or like those comments.

…like the comments where I press like…

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#Read about Guest #Author Michelle Eastman

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Michelle Eastman
Hello, and thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself. I am Michelle Eastman, author of The Legend of Dust Bunnies, a Fairy’s Tale. I love kids’ books, especially children’s picture books. I enjoy getting lost in the magic of the words as they flow into the illustrations.

I published my first book in November 2014. My son is the inspiration behind the main character, Artie, who collects and cherishes items most of us would see as junk. Here’s a bit more about the story:


Artie has a hard time finding his place among the other Dust Fairies. He wants to be accepted, but he isn’t willing to change who he is to do that. Artie’s loneliness, and odd habit of collecting discarded debris, leads him to create something legendary. His legendary creation helps him find his own special place among the Dust Fairies.


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The Daily Retro: Gabrielle Ray – 1907

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Miss Gabrielle Ray was a popular stage English actress around 1910 —

She was considered to have been one of the most photographed actress of her generation  —

Her lovely image inspired everything from songs and poems to books and movies.


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A Work of Art That Is Both and Neither

The Gad About Town

Objects do not often speak for themselves. It takes the right artist or poet to find the voice the object demands.

I wish I still possessed a copy of my one published academic paper. I remember its subject but not its point. The late Thomas M. Greene was rumored to have liked it; he may have told someone who told another who eventually (a year later) mentioned to me that he considered my work “unique.” (In academia, “unique” is not always not a back-handed compliment, and if he had been my professor he might have asked me to make it a bit less unique.) Professor Greene was an invited guest to a symposium my graduate studies department was holding; I was one of about ten speakers. My work, unique or not, was not invited to Yale, which Professor Greene called home. I was working on George Herbert and Arcimboldo, who…

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Guest Post: Open Letter To My First Love

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