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A good start. Possibly.

My most recent reading material is The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness, by Antonio Damasio. Damasio is convincingly on the neurological/evolutionary trail to recognizing how consciousness operates and why we have developed it, though he allows for mysteries we do not yet and may never understand. 599 more words


The Grand Sophia

From the terrible days in World War II Naples to the top of  Hollywood movie stardom Sophia Loren recalls her life. The grim poverty of childhood led her take a chance on a beauty pageant. 59 more words


Celebrating 100 Post with My 100 Favorite Blogs

This being my 100th blog post, I wanted to write something special to celebrate. I was going to post a list of the 100 most popular Fantasy books of all time since I’m a fantasy writer–scratch that. 572 more words

Review Requests Down For The Holidays

As you may have noticed on the Starving Review Requests page, requests for new reviews will be shut down from now until the first of the new year (January 1, 2015).  86 more words


On the Nightstand in November

It’s Friday- hurrah! I have had a very quiet, homely week after being away in Devon for most of last week. I’ve spent a bit of time pottering in the kitchen, making a couple of loaves of bread and wintry soups to fill our bellies. 624 more words



Well, not really. Actually not even close. What we have explored here are some questions and exercises to get you started. Some novels are character-driven and others are plot-driven. 317 more words