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November 2008 Blog Posts (12)

Experiment Online

I never met a generalist I didn’t like. Isaac Asimov was a generalist. If he was interested in a subject, he would write about it. I think true generalists would also say that if a venue will publish their work, they’ll sell to it.



When we visit writers forums or list groups, we sometimes get advice about only doing certain kinds of writing, or accepting certain kinds of assignments. We should aim high for the best-paying, most prestigious markets.



I’m all… Continue

Added by Robin Minnick on November 25, 2008 at 5:10pm — No Comments

A Review - Michael Hultquist's "Off Track"

"Off Track," by Michael Hultquist, is a startling, disturbing, deeply honest novel, and I want the world to know about it.



It opens at the moment of critical choice in the unblessed life of twelve-year-old Gary Sanderson, the moment when – beaten, frightened, worn down, and powerless but for the cold metal in his hands – he shoots and kills his father. He pulls the trigger too late to save his mother from the man's… Continue

Added by Loretta Sylvestre on November 24, 2008 at 2:18pm — No Comments

"Older" is a relative term

*Not for the faint of heart, the prude, or the easily offended, to peruse*



I recently began to notice a trend of younger men being attracted to older women. We won't discuss how I noticed this specifically. (chuckles to herself)



I am, proudly, a 45 year old woman, firmly seated in the middle years of my life. As a young woman, I used to worry about how I compared to other girls; Was I hot enough? Smart enough? Interesting enough? Stacked enough?



As I work… Continue

Added by Patricia on November 21, 2008 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Something New Every Day

Hello! I've just set up on this network. It's my something new for today.

I have come to the conclusion that one of the secrets to living well lies in trying something new every day. New experiences -- even some bad ones -- help you expand.They exercise your brain, strengthening it to receive and build on new ideas. Trying something new keeps you from going stale.

I'll try to drop something new into the blog periodically.I invite you to view my other blogs, too.…

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Added by Robin Minnick on November 15, 2008 at 6:49pm — 2 Comments

When You're Not a Happy Camper

If you know me, you are aware that I am not always a happy camper. Not always chipper, not always wearing the proverbial rose-colored glasses. Things get to me (hence, the moniker "poet without skin"). Sometimes I even wallow in it.



Maybe it is, as a dear friend said, that "the day is heavy." Maybe it's the full moon energy. Maybe it's a chemical imbalance, or a nutritional indiscretion, or I need exercise. Maybe I need a hug.



Or maybe it is just the natural cycle of life,… Continue

Added by Vicki Goldsberry on November 14, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Why Ski Breckenridge?

Out of all the ski resorts in Colorado, why would you ski Breckenridge? Because Breckenridge has world class activties On the Slopes and Beyond.

And don't forget, 2009 marks the year of the Breck 150

Join us on our MySpace Page and stay up to date on what's going on with this awesome event!



In the meantine, plan your ski… Continue

Added by Lisa Marie Mercer on November 11, 2008 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Are you fond of earning thru paid to write sites? i can give you one that i am currently active with. here i am presenting to you Mora Chat, a paid to write site that was introduced to me by a co-…

Are you fond of earning thru paid to write sites? i can give you one that i am currently active with.





here i am presenting to you Mora Chat, a paid to write site that was introduced to me by a co-Mylot user. They pay thru Paypal and that is what is great about it since paypal is one of the best online banking for me.



with this site, you post on discussions they have in-stored in different topics and…
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Added by sarah on November 7, 2008 at 4:46am — 4 Comments

HAZY SUN

Sweating desire
inhales new sketches
with mind’s pen

on the pillow
image by image
night passes

not knowing
how a hazy sun
rose from the sea


--R.K.SINGH

Added by Ram Krishna Singh on November 6, 2008 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Ski School Safety

Great article about staying safe and getting the most out of ski school.

Added by Lisa Marie Mercer on November 6, 2008 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Bookhunting? Read this (also seen in http://kcatwoman.blogspot.com)

If you're an avid reader, you may probably know the best places to bookhunt for bargain sales.



In National Bookstore, they have a section featuring classics that cost around 70, 85, 99 and 125 pesos. That's really cheap considering that these are classics and can mostly be used for homeworks like book reviews. They sell editions in a green, thin paper cover and all these cost around P99. Titles include: The Secret Garden, Little Women, Gullivers Travels, Frankinstein etc. If you… Continue

Added by kcatwoman on November 6, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

HAIKU

A bulbul

watching from the snapped twig--

empty street





Noisy parrots

returning to the tree:

sun set early





Smoking woman

under a naked tree:

moon garden





A dried leaf

hanging by the spider's thread

swings wantonly





Between bare branches

two pigeons share silence:

All Hallows' Day





--R.K.SINGH




Published in Ko (Nagoya), Vol. 23, No. 4, Autumn-Winter,… Continue

Added by Ram Krishna Singh on November 6, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

Some Tips about Freelance writer contracts

I'm not a freelance contract expert but I've had questions over the years about them both here and at Sunoasis X. I have worked with a contract and without a contract but that was some years ago and a few things have changed, such as the construction of electronic databases. What a freelance writer should think about are the rights they assume when they write something and the rights they assign to someone else. When a freelance writer understands that freelance writing is a two-way street and… Continue

Added by David Eide on November 2, 2008 at 2:40pm — No Comments

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