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  1. Btl...

    My sister gets married tomorrow! Scary to think after 26 years she'll just lose her maiden name like that. The weather better pick up. Trust Ireland to make sure it rains in May, and May's always nice.
  2. Daisy Chains!

    Ok so today, I made daisy chains (:
    It made me very happy, actually

    Currently Reading: nothing
    Listening to: Miley Cyrus and Kill Hannah
  3. Review: F & SF Magazine, June 1995

    In the first of these irregular reads, Im picking (or rather Im having picked for me) an F & SF Magazine between 1959 1996. As requested, first F & SF Magazine review:

    The first chosen was the June 1995 issue, in its 46th Year of Publication. To put that in perspective, this issue is from the time when Kristine Kathryn Rusch was editor, when Gregory Benford ...

    Updated April 28th, 2009 at 07:16 PM by Hobbit

  4. Do blogs really work?

    That's the question. I guess the answer is it depends. It depends on who is writing, whether readers can find it, does it have anything interesting to say.

    I will be interested to see if this one works, if I get comments back, etc.

    I ask only because I've been thinking to publish my first book as blog if it doesn't sell. I suppose that putting the horse behind the cart. I'll investigate that possibility if it comes to that.

    Updated January 3rd, 2011 at 04:35 PM by feitelberg

  5. Lullabies, Busk and Nerili

    Being out to sea for so long has made me realize how much I value dry land. It also...revealed to me, certain aspects of Maerad's powers. While sailing, we came upon a Stormdog...the beast was effectively soothed by a lullaby sung by my young student. Needless to say I was shocked. I'm delighted that we weren't killed by the creature, of course, but so much power held by one person - one untrained person - could prove dangerous if not handled carefully.

    I write this entry while amidst ...
  6. Maerad: What Now?

    What am I going to do now? Now that the Dark is gone, I don't have any idea what I will do.

    I always thought that I would go to a School, Innail or Lirigon maybe, and become a real Bard.

    But now that I am faced with the choice, I find I have no idea what to do.

    ~ Maerad of Pellinor
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  7. Hugo Nominees

    by , April 21st, 2009 at 09:21 PM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    As I was telling Hobbit, apparently reads the nominees for the short fiction Hugo Awards every year. So, if you are interested in hearing the stories read, visit the site.

    So far I have listened to Mike Resnik's "Article of Faith", Ted Chaing's "Exhalation", and Kij Johnson's "26 Monkeys, Also the abyss". All three stories have been great so far with "Article of Faith" standing out for me because it not only deals with how humans ...
  8. The Moirae Effect

    I have just had a new science fiction novel published, The Moirae Effect. You can learn more about it at

    Following his near death in 1995, Detective Jack Reardon awakens eighty years in the future. He has been retrieved by the Duncan Institute, a group that uses time travel to bring together great minds from the past to serve humanity. Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Marie Curie and Benjamin Franklin are only a few of the individuals that call the Duncan ...
  9. More on libraries....

    After my recent post on libraries, came across this one on the Internet today:

    A pensioner has complained to her local Gloucestershire library after it started streaming pop music over its PA system.

    76-year-old Doraine Potts, a retired Oxford University languages lecturer, complained to staff after hearing the Sugababes playing during a visit to the facility.

    "I was trying to choose a book in my local library but I just couldn't concentrate. That's
  10. Poesia


    Que imagem esta de mulher que me persegue,

    vinho suave que - eu sequioso - me embriaga,

    que teima em existir por mais que eu negue,

    me abraa, me incendeia e logo se apaga?

    Ave branca que atravessa meu caminho

    e cruel, com seus beijos me amordaa,

    me faz enlouquecer com seus carinhos,

    depois me abandona esvoaa...
  11. Poesia


    Devo partir hoje,

    o mais tardar amanh.

    E no quero que me vejas hoje,

    para no guardares de mim uma saudade triste,

    uma saudade recente,

    pois agora estou assim, triste,

    por saber que hoje, o mais tardar ...
  12. Poetry


    (para Rosangela de Ftima)

    Yo estoy

    a menudo pensando en ti

    y veo a su perfecta forma de mujer,

    al da retocar los labios de terciopelo,

    a la noche escurrise por los cabellos de seda.

    Si ests lejos de m,

    el da se convierte

    en las delicias de la fruta que aprecio,

    en el agua ...
  13. Poetry


    Habida cuenta de los aos son las manos

    y van tejiendo lentamente

    un manto de dcadas

    acerca de nosotros.

    El tiempo es un tejedor

    hbil, incansable

    e incorruptible.

  14. inspirational articles of hope

    I am the site manager for, an inspirational site of hope. If you would like to submit a story based on this subject, other writers and authors may comment. I for one, will comment. You may also see how many hits are coming to your articles. You would be able to reply to a comment. Practice is always the best form of advancement, and writing is no different. This site may help your writing skills, as writing non fiction for the past 2 years has helped mine. We all should have at ...
  15. The Flowering of the Lily

    I was in Maerad's room when suddenly a bard came and said that they needed my help in the kitchens. With a sigh, and with a regret that I will leave Maerad alone, I left the room. But luckily, I stumbled on Cadvan, I told him to take care of Maerad in her room while I'm gone.

    But something happened while I'm in the kitchens. Cadvan unexpectedly came flying into the kitchen pale-faced as if a dozen wights were chasing him! I thought there was a fire! but to my relief, there was none. ...

    Updated April 24th, 2009 at 06:23 PM by Maerad(",)

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