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Snapshot: August 1 2014

Snapshot: August 1 2014

I generally run this information through eReaderIQ.com (it’s just easier than Amazon), and there are some vagaries in the searches (both there and on Amazon). 2,693 more words


The Power of Song

As I reviewed the rest of chapter 14 of The Silmarillion for this week’s Silmarillion Recap, I couldn’t help pondering an element that mythology, legends, and fantasy (mostly older fantasy, from my exposure so far) share: the power of song. 626 more words


Fun vs. Meaning: Does writing have to be deep?

I write action-adventure, sports, and superhero yarns.  Those genres certainly would seem to represent a stronghold of fun and a refugee from deeper meaning.  I can imagine in some people’s minds there’s an inverse relationship between fun books and educational books.  223 more words

UMass Roster Breakdown: Quarterbacks

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian’s football coverage will offer daily positional breakdown’s of the Massachusetts football team in the days leading up to the start of the 2014 summer training camp. 720 more words

Men's Sports

'The Rich Brother' by Tobias Wolff

The Rich Brother by Tobias Wolff, 1985

The magic trick:

Using the episode with Webster the hitchhiker as a microcosm for the storys key questions… 296 more words


Taking it easy on Friday with Every Frame a Painting - A video post

Tony is an editor who has recently launched an online video channel called “Every Frame a Painting”. He breaks down different director’s styles and techniques and analyses what makes them so good. 81 more words


Agribusiness is a serious business that entails good planning and hard work,not some concocted form of pyramid scheme

By Bernard Wainaina
CEO,Profarms Consultants®

As an agribusiness consultant,my heart breaks whenever conmen defraud hapless farmers will all sorts of con-schemes like the much hyped quail and rabbit money making schemes that have been promoted by fraud criminals and purported to be magic money-making agribusinesses that are not supported by credible business plans. 674 more words