“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Books are the mirrors of the soul.”
Here is a wonderful collection of quotations on humility from Mitch Teemley’s blog!
This is a haunting and powerful story by K.D. Dowdall
I wish for a tropical breeze to lighten the intense humidity that hugs this August morning. The porch, thank goodness, is high off the ground and the mildew on the screens somewhat block the steamy rays from the sun. The sky is intensely blue and the ocean is still and quiet—waiting. I breathe in slowly through my nose and exhale gently through my mouth, waiting for what I know must come. I feel powerless to change my fate.
My notebook is before me and I stare at the cover, that I am unwilling to open. I have been siting here now for what seems like hours trying to begin a story that I must tell. I must make sense of it, at least in my own mind. Perspiration drips from the corners of my temples. Tendrils of fading blond curls are damp across my forehead and I push them aside…
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This is another in my series on science-fiction films.
The movie that I will discuss in this installment is Frankenstein. This 1931 film was directed by James Whale and produced by Carl Laemelle, Jr. Universal Studios was following up its huge success with Dracula earlier in the year, so this film seemed like a natural choice to make. I have posted on Frankenstein before in my series on horror films, but like its namesake novel, it can also been seen as early science-fiction.
While the title and characters come from the 1818 Mary Shelley novel, it is a loose adaptation of the text. Interestingly, the sequel, The Bride of Frankenstein, is a much more faithful treatment of the novel than this first film. This movie, one of the most important in horror film history, introduces Boris Karloff as the Creature. Karloff gives an impressive performance as the lost and lonely being who is unsure of who he…
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I am very proud of you!
Hello everyone! It has been a long time since I posted a blog. I have not been writing much since the dreaded writer’s block has made its way into my life and has settled down for the long haul. Recently, I decided that I need to break through this writer’s block and I have been actively revisiting works from my past, rewriting, redrafting and submitting. I have been receiving rejection letters but they do not deter me. Then late one night I received an email stating: “Your poem, which speaks to both your love of poetry and the moment of birth of your work is wonderful, and your letter which reveals the joys and the struggles of creative writing (btw: I’ll be talking about my own first 100 rejections in the class I teach) is precisely why MVICW exists—you seem a perfect match for our program.” I received a partial…
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This is a beautiful post from Jennie.
We have a Memory Garden at school on the playground, and it is oh so lovely. Children often stop to look, or just “be”. Somehow they understand that it is a special place. Classroom pets who have died are buried with markers. Children who are now in heaven have a special statue or stone so they can be remembered. The Memory Garden was the venue for our Memorial Day Remembrance.
It came to life with the planting of American flags, but I’m getting ahead of myself.
Sergeant Curran, our pen-pal from Afghanistan, is back home- he was the proud guest of honor. All the children and staff were there, along with a host of parents and guests.
We opened with The Pledge of Allegiance. My class was honored to hold the big American flag and sing “God Bless America” as we wore our flag hats. I doubt many children have…
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I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend, but I also hope you remember why this holiday exists. The word “holiday” comes from “holy day,” and the remembrance of this day and its purpose should be sacred. It was originally known as Decoration Day after the end of the Civil War, and it was designated Memorial Day in the 20th Century.
This day is intended to honor, give thanks, and remember those who have sacrificed their lives for The United States of America. Please honor the fallen and the wounded on this day. I realize the day was meant originally for the dead, but I extend my wishes and thanks to the wounded also. Regardless of political beliefs or stands on a war, these are the men and women who fought to keep us safe, and they deserve our remembrance.
They deserve our thanks and our honor.
Please keep in mind that this day is not merely the beginning of the summer season, nor is it intended to be the time of a special sale. This should be a sacred and somber time. There will be plenty of opportunity for shopping and vacationing afterwards. Please remember those who sacrificed.
This is the website for the pre-existing writing of Christopher Pryor, a writer that writes mostly in Oregon. He is currently writing a novel in verse that he is publishing serially on the blog page of this website. He wanted me to tell you that he wishes you nothing but green lights and blue skies and that he hopes you will enjoy the poems. But only to those having taken a moment to read them. He can be reached proximally or distally at christopherpryor52 @ gmail dot com.
Briefe an einen geliebten Menschen
musings of a midlifer
Be with you
Stories by Aminat
Scary stories & Twisted tales
MichelleBookAddict here Reading 1 Page A Day... and other little things I love
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts
Luxury for Comfortable Living and Good Life Through Designs, Style, Travel, Food
Books and music - It's all about words!
Atmospheric Mind Flow
Let’s talk about our perfectly dysfunctional life!
My author, crafter, artist, and project blog.
Writing Through This Crazy Life
Just another WordPress.com weblog
Watch it or Skip it
My dreams are my inspiration for my writing.
Savouries, sweetmeats, and assorted nibbly things
Sunshine and inspiration for the globally minded
This site is a blog where I reflect on my learning as a student on the MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning at University of Limerick.
Some sharings along the road
100% of interpretations are your own.
Has sentido que...
Make Hugs Not War.
Where procrastination and life’s muses collide head-on
THE CREATIVE PALACE FOR ARTISTS AND AUTHOR RESOURCES
Finding spiritual enrichment in retirement
The official blog of J.R. Underdown
Thoughts, experiences, personal musings.
𝔖𝔯𝔢ć𝔞 𝔫𝔦𝔧𝔢 𝔦𝔡𝔢𝔞𝔩 𝔯𝔞𝔷𝔲𝔪𝔞, 𝔳𝔢ć 𝔦𝔡𝔢𝔞𝔩 𝔪𝔞š𝔱𝔢!
The paltry sum of a life on the road
Rambling Journeys in Britain with John Bainbridge
A website to share with you primarily some of my poems, speak about writing and inspiration. Additionally, this is a place to talk about some of my other passions including taekwondo, reading, travelling and how to live your life to the fullest, by bringing in the surface the best of yourself every day. Blog articles are published weekly on Sunday evening CET. Whenever time allows, I publish in between posts and poems, so please follow my Blog to receive notifications per email.
Lipsa de comunicare este mai profundă și mai nocivă decât orice altă lipsă. Prețuiți ceea ce aveți deja! Pornesc într-o nouă zi din viață…fie ca aceasta (și toate celelalte)să fie o zi bună Pentru Tine LUME!
Your right and left brain can work together sometimes. Art, writing & the outdoors are what I love!
immagina un mondo di amore teatrale
Con music-pedia personale filmata incorporata risuonata dal sottoscritto.
A 60-something guy trying to figure out the world, and his place in it.