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Flashes of Brilliance: Emotion and Creativity

Feeling as if life has punched you in the gut and you’re doubled over in despair is common. Obstacles appear, adversity transforms into a mountain or a mole hill. 414 more words

EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRAS The long Hot Summer: Connections #73

     My dear New York friend, Composer Bob Christianson and his talented lyricist/book writer Alisa Hauser have received  a national Emmy nomination for outstanding Music and Lyrics for… 227 more words


Month 4 (August 1864): 'My intentions are opposed to touching the lady'

This month’s instalment races out of the gate with Dickens in full comic ‘canter, with arched head and mane, opened eyes and nostrils’, as he so ruthlessly describes the ‘rocking-horse’ Mrs Podsnap. 1,284 more words

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Fifth Monthly Part: 'Full half a year had come and gone'

When we first commenced A Tale of Two Cities Week-by-Week, my first real experience in serial reading, I had various set opinions in my mind about how serialisation works. 625 more words

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My Bookshelf (Part 2)

These are the difficult ones: Bleak House, The Diary of a Provincial Lady, Vanity Fair, and Wolf Hall, and I haven’t even started reading any of them.  294 more words


How West Philly Are You?

They say West Philly is the Best Philly, but is this really the right neighborhood for you?  Take this quiz and find out.

1. How long have you lived in West Philly? 655 more words


The 50 Best Short Stories of All Time, New from Rook's Page

Have you read the 50 best short stories of all time?

Rook’s Page Publishing is here to make it easy to meet that goal! Our first release is Volume I in a three-volume set that commemorates the hundredth anniversary of a critical moment in the history of literature. 335 more words

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