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Leaning into the stretch

Coming into the home stretch in July, I’m carefully leaning into the horse’s neck to make the push for August.  How in the world is it almost August? 256 more words


Lessons from ten-ish years of short story writing

I’ve been writing a while now and studied courses and read a few ‘how to’ books. They’re all helpful in their way. My advice is take advice and don’t take advice. 1,043 more words


The Rise of the Dogmatic Scholar: "A Cult of Ignorance" pt. 2

By oft repeating an untruth, men come to believe it themselves.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Melish, Jan. 13, 1812

The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees, in every object, only the traits which favor that theory. 2,028 more words


Flash Fiction Friday on Wednesday: After the lights go out

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Yay!  I’m back doing five minute flash again.  I think my brain was broken for a while. 331 more words

Flash Fiction

A world of opportunity

I  attended an international sixth form college. It changed my life. I came from a parochial village background to a stunning coastal castle with incredibly bright people from all over the world. 779 more words

Family Life

The 40 Most Burdensome Pathogens in the World

A list of the 40 most burdensome pathogens, in terms of worldwide morbidity and mortality, can be found here.

The list includes some of the more obvious pathogens such as… 109 more words

Medical Students

Gov. Pat Quinn Taps Illinois Transportation, Aging, Agriculture, Insurance, Environment Agency Chiefs

(Chicago, IL) -– October 24, 2011. The deck chairs are on the move. Governor Pat Quinn today announced Ann Schneider, who has been the Acting Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation since July, will get the post permanently and… 129 more words

Governor Pat Quinn