Monthly Archives: October 2011

Sweet And Sour

Do you remember your senior year in high school? When you were anxiously looking forward to whatever it was you had planned to do? To go to college, join the football team, travel to Europe, etc. In other words, follow … Continue reading

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Something Mysterious About The Night

W. Somerset Maugham wrote: “In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its … Continue reading

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Staying Young

Teaching. Some people argue that teaching is not only a tiresome profession, but an unrewarding one as well. That the rewards are not that great, and that it is one of the most unappreciated professions. I have to agree to … Continue reading

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Occupy

“Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning. Dream is also just a word until you decide to fight for it with all your enthusiasm and commitment.” Paulo Coelho We all have plans for a … Continue reading

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Rejection!

Rejection, or the “R” word, is the most dreaded word of a writer. It is so powerful that it can have a negative impact on the writer, so much so that some writers have great difficulty in handling it and … Continue reading

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State of Unemployment

“It’s terrible to have one’s future obstructed, and to have always to resort to makeshift solutions.” Simone De Beauvoir I watch with great sadness the protest against unemployment on Wall Street, and the long lineup in front of employment offices … Continue reading

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Do Agents Really Know

Years ago I sought the advice of a professional agent from an Author’s Advisory Service in the UK, about a book I was planning to write. I wanted to know whether it would have any commercial value after completion, and … Continue reading

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