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190. Why I Write

Barry suggested I check out a recent speech by Ursula K Le Guin as she accepted an award for lifetime achievement at the (American) National Book Awards.   678 more words


Ursula K. Le Guin at the National Book Awards

Ursula Le Guin made a great speech at the National Book Awards while accepting a medal for her achievements, and that medal is well deserved, but her speech wasn’t about her achievements. 717 more words


Ursula K. Le Guin's speech at the National Book Awards:

Ursula K. Le Guin is the reason I got into writing, probably even more so than Tolkien.


Ursula Le Guin

On Nov. 19 2014, at the annual National Book Awards gala, Neil Gaiman presented the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to Ursula K. Le Guin. 744 more words

Books before the baby

If we’re sticking strictly to due dates, then I’ve got exactly one week to go before I meet Baby Magpie (finally). The best thing about maternity leave is the absolutely silly number of books I’ve had time to read. 808 more words


Challenges in saving lives and Playing the beauty game; 4-Nov-2014

Isolating the sick and those people in contact with the infected person can contain the spread of Ebola. What are the challenges of spreading awareness about Ebola when illiterate or less literate people live in close proximity, share items and live in an unhygienic environment? 163 more words

Noteworthy Web Articles

The Worm Ourobouros

This is an epic fantasy novel by E R Eddison, published in 1922, and my new edition has glowing remarks on the front and back cover by JRR Tolkien and Ursula K Le Guin. 729 more words

Fiction: 20th Century