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Some book reviews

Eleven books so far, in this summer of reading, including Tim Powers’ Declare, which I’ve read before and will read many times more. Here’s something of a test, then. 1,645 more words



I think that a very important distinction needs to be made. I hate the phrase, “Choose to be happy.” Or “I choose happiness… 430 more words


BROKEN HEARTS (1965-1969)

the children on the teeter totter were always laughing. they said it was necessary to avoid flying… the sign on the fence read, NO BALL PLAYING… so this is aunt betty i said to myself. 611 more words

David Halliday

Musings on Mowing the Lawn: An Environmental Conundrum

I’ve been participating in it all summer: the quintessential summer ritual that provides comfort and nostalgia almost on a cellular level. Mowing the lawn. The smell of cut grass intoxicates me, invoking childhood memories of wet sneakers, running fast across the grass chased by my friends, and hitting a birdie with a badminton racquet. 3,692 more words

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2 Days as a Hotel Maid

For 2 days last week, as the brilliantly atrocious summer of 2017 wound to a close, I worked a temporary job as a hotel maid. 924 more words


Writing is an important way that I communicate with the world. I spent my childhood reading a lot of books, and I developed a desire to put my own thoughts into words and share them at a young age. 305 more words

ROI on Book Marking Activities

I’ve done some online marketing before. So this blogging and generating traffic things wasn’t wholly new to me. But I realize that most writers don’t know where they are wasting their time if they haven’t had any marketing experience. 621 more words