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  • Hype by Dorien Grey 10/21/2013 2:56:09 AM
    "marvelous"/"amazing"/"stupendous"/"incredible." And even in punctuation, the old standby sentence-ending "period" is going the way of the dinosaur, being replaced by the exclamation point, often in multiples. TV pitchmen no longer speak, they shout,... more

  • The new world of PCS by Byron Edgington 10/16/2013 5:53:45 AM
    We've crossed over the river and into the weeds, from PC, to PCS.... more

  • Time Travel and Jim Crow by Dorien Grey 10/14/2013 2:53:01 AM
    Hatred and bigotry do not die easily, as any daily newscast or periodical will attest. There are still far, far, too many people who insist the President of the United States is somehow not qualified for the office, based on utterly specious logic ma... more

  • Metaphors of Life Journal: Cell Phone Media - McLuhan Revisited in the Digital Age by Michael Robert Dyet 10/12/2013 1:45:15 PM
    McLuhan's famous phrase gets a second life in the digital age.... more

  • The Herd by Dorien Grey 10/7/2013 2:42:40 AM
    Iím far-too-frequently dismayed by stories of individuals being physically assaulted in public places while those in the immediate area do nothing to stop it. And yet, in a natural disaster, acts of incredible bravery and self sacrifice are ... more

  • "I," "Me," and "Everybody Else" by Dorien Grey 9/30/2013 3:01:44 AM
    For absolutely no reason Iím aware of, I found myself pondering the difficulties in really, really grasping the difference between the elemental concepts of "I/me", "you," "them/they." All my life Iíve been painfully aware of these differences, and t... more

  • That Which I Should Have Done, ... by Dorien Grey 9/23/2013 2:48:05 AM
    My favorite painting in Chicago's Art Institute is Ivan Albright's "That Which I Should Have Done, I Did Not Do," (subtitled "The Door"). It is a somewhat-larger-than-life oil painting of a distorted, weathered door with an withered funeral wreath ha... more

  • Here We Go Again. by David A. Schwinghammer 9/19/2013 8:23:03 AM
    Another gun massacre. Calling Wayne LaPierre. Does this seem familiar to you at all? ... more

  • A Ticket to Ride by Dorien Grey 9/16/2013 2:55:46 AM
    The imagination is one of mankind's most valuable assets. I take great delight in exercising mine, and truly enjoy playing games with myself. Today, I find myself playing The Great Philosopher and the Train of Time. My obsession with time and the spe... more

  • Words Written, Words Heard by Dorien Grey 9/9/2013 2:56:03 AM
    Iím constantly fascinated by small things of which, though they have always existed, I suddenly become aware for the first time. Iíve only fairly recently begun having all my books done as audiobooks, and in the process thereof realized for... more

  • The Kindness of Strangers by Dorien Grey 9/2/2013 3:08:22 AM
    I've always loved Blanche DuBois' final line in ďA Streetcar Named Desire,Ē when she takes the arm of the doctor who has come to escort her to a mental hospital: ďI've always depended on the kindness of strangers.Ē Tell me, Blanche! I have a... more

  • "Oink" by Dorien Grey 8/26/2013 3:11:14 AM
    I always got a kick out of the old saying that when it came to butchering pigs, they use ďeverything but the 'oink'.Ē I can relate...I do the same thing with my life. I find it difficult to get rid of anything, especially words, that I may either use... more

  • How to write good by Byron Edgington 8/26/2013 3:02:05 AM
    Follow your heart and the words will be happy... more

  • My journey by Carolyn R. Dye 8/25/2013 6:43:24 PM
    me and the road to helping women of abuse through the power of poetry.... more

  • Common Core Standards: Back to Literature? by Byron Edgington 8/20/2013 5:50:22 AM
    The Common Core Standards initiative could mean kids' return to more reading.... more

  • Old Bones by Dorien Grey 8/19/2013 3:00:21 AM
    Like a dog with an old bone, some people...I being one of them...seem to become fixated on certain things, carrying that fixation with them wherever they go and refusing to let go of it. My fixation, as you surely know if you've read my blogs with an... more

  • What's the single biggest influence on contemporary literature? by Ann Massey 8/17/2013 3:41:05 PM
    Some might say the Greek playwrights, Shakespeare, the Bible, Dickens, Tolstoy there's many respected contenders. My own stories have been influenced by the oral tradition-- the first stories I ever knew...fairy tales. ... more

  • welcome home by Byron Edgington 8/14/2013 6:01:04 AM
    Handling a live snake in Vietnam--can't hold onto it; can't put it down.... more

  • Life on Banana Peels by Dorien Grey 8/12/2013 2:58:03 AM
    I go through life with two fresh banana peels affixed to the bottoms of my feet, and once I begin to slip, my brain goes into total, instant lockdown. I do not merely fall, I plunge into an abyss of confusion, frustration, and self-loathing for my in... more

  • Reality TV by David A. Schwinghammer 8/9/2013 7:28:23 AM
    Why can't the Biography Channel feature biographies and MTV center on music videos? ... more

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