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The Crook Factory - Dan Simmons

Dan Simmons has a great many strengths as a writer. Deft plotting, strong characterization, skillful use of language, all the basics. But his greatest strength, by far, is his ideas. 617 more words



If you are looking to take it easy, see wonderful architecture, eat delectable food, and travel somewhere with few challenges beyond avoiding collisions with mobs of tourists, then you should consider a visit to Venice, Italy.   168 more words


Weekend stories: The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway

THE MARVELLOUS THING IS THAT IT’S painless,” he said. “That’s how you know when it starts.”

“Is it really?”

“Absolutely. I’m awfully sorry about the odor though. 9,337 more words


Aspiring writer; harsh critic; unfulfilled dream.


Hemingway at the Night Cafe

I’m away at a technology in education conference so I didn’t have a chance to put together anything new.  The post below is one that I did last year during the A to Z Blog challenge.   985 more words

“He was beautiful the old man remembered and he had stayed.”

“He looked across the sea and knew how alone he was now. But he could see the prisms in the deep dark water and the line stretching ahead and the strange undulation of the calm.

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Interlude. (a respite and a declaration)

This isn’t part of the ongoing saga, but it’s relevant. I suppose. A purging? A confession?

The diary has been interrupted by personal drama I’ll write about at a later time. 306 more words