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|Research Rewind: Forward, Boy Commandos!
The end is near. By this I mean that I'm entering the home stretch of this year's six week long experiment in reprinting old diaries as I lurch grimly toward Kalamazoo. The paper is partially done,
|You Can't Read That!
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. YCRT! Banned Book News I linked to an earlier story on this in a previous YCRT! diary, but here's more ...
|Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog
Welcome again to Saturday Morning Home Repair blogging, where we talk about fixing up houses, doing repairs on all the things in and around them that are supposed to work but don't, and sprucing our ...
|Books Go Boom! Dai Sijie's 'Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress'
This book review is slightly long - but I crammed it full of thought, feeling, experience and imagination. Then I lovingly planished the prose until it flowed smoothly. This diary has sandpipers vs.
|Books In My Life: The Lure of Murder
The other day, I was perusing our Netflix watchlist for movies to stream as well as the Recently Watched list and then all the Because You Watched This, You Might Like This suggestions, and I turned ...
|Write On! Cheez-Its and Genre
Hello, writers. Write On! has returned now to the 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific timeslot that we had previously. I hope that will be more convenient for the West Coast folks. I mentioned last week ...
|Self-publishing 101: How and why to copyright your book
I just received my official copyright notice so I thought I'd take a minute today to talk about copyrighting. The process itself is relatively easy but some of the questions along the way were a ...
|Jon Stewart and his wife bought a farm, plan to create an animal sanctuary
Farmer Jon? Jon Stewart is ...
|Bookflurries-Bookchat: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. There are often ...
|Appetite For Blather: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
You have no one but you to blame if you cannot hear the sky. When the air is jelled and cloying, the phone book will not open. Soil packs too hard for fingernails, too soft for pails and shovels. ...
|Chipotle to stop serving genetically altered food
There are a lot of urgent issues out there today but when we win a small victory we need to acknowledge it because they are too few and far between. Having a large corporate food industry entity ...
|The Lusty Meatless Monday
Who knew that the easiest and most effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (pdf) to slow the worst effects of climate change could also be your simplest route to a lusty, sexy you. It ...
|Tom Sawyer ejaculates! And when word meanings change
I was startled to find not one, but two ejaculations on the pages of “Tom Sawyer.” And here I wasn’t even sure the 139-year-old Tom has been through puberty. I wondered if perhaps I’d ...
|LGBT Literature: We Are Everywhere (and a call for writers)
LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. From fiction to ...
|Update & Thank You from Youffraita
Hey all, if you were around last Wednesday, Youffraita got some bad news about being evicted from her apartment on very short notice. Thanks to belinda ridgewood's diary , Youffraita got some needed ...
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|Research Rewind: Around the World With Clueless Tourists
A month from now, my captivity will all be over. That's because I'll have, God willing, finished my paper, driven out to Kalamazoo with Ysabel, delivered my paper, become part of the new troika in ...
|SMHRB: I'm not Nicole Curtis, but sometimes I think I'm the real rehab addict
This is the Saturday Morning Home Repair Blog where the Dailykos community gets together to talk about all things construction and repair. Our genial and expert staff stand ready to aid you on your ...
|He Could Have Been the Greatest Kossack There Ever Was. This is His Story. (Poll)
Had he lived in our times, he (we'll call him Bill) could have been a prominent blogger on Daily Kos. In fact, given his way with words and unique ability to coin new phrases, I'm sure he'd have ...
|Write On! Waking up.
Hello, writers. Write On! is returning now to the 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific timeslot that we had previously. I hope this will be more convenient for the West Coast folks. Lately, for various ...
|Bookflurries-Bookchat: Gripping Adventures
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. My readers are ...
|Macca's Meatless Monday: All we are saying is give Earth a chance
This is a redux of my 2013 Earth Day series post. Enjoy! Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment.
|Kossack Emergency: Youffraita needs transportation in PA!
Our long-time community member Youffraita just found out she is getting evicted TOMORROW (Wednesday 4/22) because her apartment has been condemned. I do not have details -- as you might guess, she's ...
|Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: April's 3rd Tuesday & almost missed it again
Tired, slept late, darn near missed it again, it's a little late and thrown together, but it's here. Had no idea what I was going to write about when i went to bed. Here's what came out: A little ...
|For every burger skipped, you save enough water to shower with for the next 3.5 weeks!
Earth Day is Wednesday April 22. The best way to celebrate our beautiful planet is to do no more harm; to reduce our carbon footprint so that we become a part of the solution to ...
|Monday Murder Mystery: When women decide that enough is enough
I don't know if any of you have been following the fight over the Hugo Awards in science fiction and fantasy—I wrote about it last week in Freeping the Hugos . In a ...
|Banned books, authors of color, and characters of diversity
Made the list in 2010, 2011 and 2013 There is a movement within the science fiction and fantasy community to restrain the increasing diversity of award-winning novels. Too many women and ...
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