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Perspective: Efforts of Kindness

I was thinking recently about how wrapped up in one’s own thoughts everyone gets and how much we are all probably missing because of that. What struck me particularly was how much I unintentionally ignore people’s efforts to connect to or reassure me, because they are often subtle or more muted than those that I would make in the same situation. 181 more words


From the archives

This blog’s stats indicate that posts referring to the passage of time attract particular interest. It seems that I’m not the only person to enjoy an occasional wander down memory lane. 153 more words


Look homeward, Angell

At last, Maureen Dowd has written a column I can endorse completely: “Angell in the Outfield.” It’s about premiere baseball writer, Roger Angell, whom all true-blue fans have come to know and love over the years. 196 more words


7 Ways To Make Yourself An Easy Author to Work With

After query letter tips, the second most popular question I get asked is: “How do I make myself agreeable in an agent’s eyes?”

It’s a great question. 619 more words


Valuable lessons of lifetime

Our greatest reserves are those who maintain their neutrality in the time of moral crisis:
Most of us would have heard of this famous quote which has a hidden truth in its meaning. 839 more words


The Dark Side

I just watched Oberyn Martell die a very brutal death.

I’ve read the books, I knew he was doomed, but the detail as it was shown was a bit hard to stomach. 434 more words


The One I Didn't Want to Write: Izzy Gets Attacked

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve put off writing this post because it was my worst nightmare. Thankfully, the nightmare didn’t complete itself.

During the past couple of years, Izzy and I have walked the streets of my neighborhood and others, exploring the world around us and often coming face to face with things, animals, people that threatened us. 817 more words