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Seems like a lot of free time, so Ill see what I can manage to do with it. Already re-caulked the shower with a new silicone seal. And caught my attention with the offer of a DNA search into ones past for ones ethnic forebears and the percentage of each. Ive ordered 2 of them one for myself and one for Merle. Wrote a story (short About 2500 words) based on something that happened this winter that felt like a bit of a metaphor for this watershed number. Theres a sequence of 3 novels: The Butchers Boy, Sleeping Dogs, The Informer all written a decade or so apart, between 19that follow a hit-man from his early 20s to his 50s. He seemed to notice the sad state of affairs, where I didnt care all that much (part of the difference between 16 and 70). Daniel's doing his math homework, and every 10 minutes or so he comes in with a question. And last week, an old friend from high school/university (Randy Grimes -- and his wife, Patty) had his/their daughter (Erin, age 37) pass away (cancer, again). This last one rocked all of us who knew the family. And then I discover that he, too, died of cancer (prostate) back on June 19, 2013 (less than 2 months ago). My first 3 years there (2005-6-7), I taught one course only -- in the fall. Terrific entertainment, win or lose (and someone always loses... Back in the halcyon days of 1988, when Rob Sawyer and I were getting rolling (he's since rolled over all of us on his way to a successful writing career), he interviewed me for Books In Canada -- the venerable magazine that's no longer with us. The 3 Ashland novels (Shadow of Ashland, A Witness to Life, St. But then, what about those last 2 novels cited above? usually a Subway sandwich, purchased on campus, which I take home with me), watch some TV (baseball or hockey, but with the NHL lockout, I'm semi-bereft). They're trying to advance to a less primitive, easier method. But among the obvious Shakespeare and Dickens staples, other grade 9/10 titles that I recall... When we lived in our old house downtown (1988-2002), there was a Zeller's store in a nearby mall. I began to think about my 24 years of accumulated points. Had no idea what the total would amount to, but figured I better think about cashing them in. Went on the internet, did my bit, discovered I had 1,285,060 points, and sorted through the bizarre and sundry items for which I could trade them. Two weeks ago, helping my son, Owen, move stuff up the stairs to his apartment, I caught my heel, fell backwards, and hit my head (ouch). If you've never had your head stapled, it's quite an experience. This wasn't a horror story, but rather, a trip into recent history, a meditation on Time (the Real Mystery of existence) and Chance, and what we do with our choices in life -- and why. I dug my Indiana Jones stuff from the closet, Merle was a pirate ( a pirate wench? There's a ton of Daniel's candy on the living room floor this morning. Last night, it was Swiss Chalet take-out for dinner. where he and I had such great times when we were kids in the 1950s and early '60s -- and put some of them in the lake. His 1999 novel Flash Forward has been picked up for a TV series, and all signs indicate that it'll air this Fall. And we're planning a get-together with my sister-in-law, Carla (Dennis's wife) and their children and granddaughter -- a Saturday dinner -- to tie up loose ends, share thoughts, feelings, memories, go through old photos. I was commissioned to do a piece for the web site autocondo.ca, hosted by Russ Walker, a musician who operates Kitchen Sync, a studio that produces music for television and film. Daniel's in grade 3, Merle's working with graduate students and new post-docs, and I had my first class at Western (with a second class -- different course -- to come next week). What I have written are a few new short stories -- of a literary, non-genre bent -- and I've been poking about trying to see where I might place them for publication.
Good-bye mould.) My real hope/plan is to try to get a few stories finished this summer. Likely wont have the results until summers end, but Ill keep you posted. One of the offshoots of getting involved in this transformation was the realization of how the word Bundle has become a new sales buzzword a concept thats been kicking around for a while now, but that Im just starting to see everywhere even in my writing world. Discovered Vince Flynn and his CIA assassin Mitch Rapp. In 2008, I was asked if I would consider staying overnight for one night and create a 2nd course and teach it, which I did. one of my new 2014 courses is an online course, so I'm going to have to amp up my computer skills significantly. And in keeping with his role as a veritable historian of the Canadian SF scene, he's unearthed and reprinted that interview on his web site, commemorating 25 years since its publication. Saw the film 42 -- about Jackie Robinson , the ballplayer who broke the colour barrier in professional baseball back in 1947. He said afterward that it was "great." Did my income tax this weekend. Patrick's Bed) were reviewed in their reissued 2012 E-Reads editions by Western News in its April 4 issue. So I tried to balance the experience by re-reading Richard B. I like to think that me and my 65-year-old prostate will help make life much easier for all you guys in the future -- including my own 3 sons, naturally. Focus.) Have discovered the TV series Breaking Bad. Went out and bought DVDs of the first 4 seasons to catch up. Prester John (certainly), Old Yeller, Mutiny on the Bounty, Ben-Hur, The Innocence of Father Brown (Chesterton), Uncle Fred in the Springtime (Wodehouse), The Diary of Anne Frank...... in a time before the world fully explained sexism, racism, political correctness, etc., to us.... They gave me a Points Card, the idea being that every time you purchase something there, you hand them the card, which they scan, and points accumulate. The resulting gash in the back of my head needed 9 staples to close it (at East General Emergency). They even give you a staple-remover, to take to a Walk-In Clinic (or your family doctor) 10 days hence, to get them plucked out. (Ouch again.) Nevertheless, all's well that ends well. Owen came Xmas eve, stayed overnight, left around 10 PM on Xmas night (staying to watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes with us, which we all enjoyed -- Daniel's new favorite movie). Big deal, though: he's now the proud owner of a new Apple laptop. Had Bill and Judy here Saturday evening for dinner and a movie (we had the DVD of Horrible Bosses). And for good measure, I then went to another lake which we used to walk into to fish (the locals called it Stony Lake...there were no roads into it back then), and put some in there. I like to think Dennis would be pleased that we're getting together, carrying on, that he's still a part of our lives, pulling us together. Russ is launching a new CD and is using the web site for sales/promotion, and thought the addition of a "story" would fit nicely into the package and concept he is trying to express. It's got an SF flavour to it, as has the entire CD concept. We're all getting back into the swing, back into routines. Being pretty much a traditionalist in this sphere, I'd never submitted to an online publication before, always steering toward hard-copy print and paper (I still love it).
Stewart was a professor of English at UC Berkeley for over 30 years. It's the beginning of something that's going to have to be dealt with at some point down the line. I've been teaching Creative Writing in the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western since 2005. If you're of my vintage, the number (66) may have another curious resonance. The theme song (by Nelson Riddle, of Batman theme fame) was a minor hit back in '62 as well. The 24th and 25th were civilized, enjoyable, amenable days... The one-word identity, they've decided, is how they want to be perceived, perhaps making the university sound less regional. Had our first workshop last week, so things are developing as they should. According to the reviewers, this one's supposed to be great. I'm also a believer in Connelly's ability to deliver top-of-the-line entertainment every time out. It's gotten very good reviews -- been much better received than most of King's previous work. The last one was in the Crime Writers of Canada anthology, Over the Edge, back in 2000. for personal communication, settling of estates, final goodbyes if the death was sudden and unexpected -- and for law enforcement, the solving of murders. They pay for the fiction they publish online, keep it on their web site for 2 years, then archive it with Library and Archives Canada. Been in the throes of summer -- and it's been a good one, albeit a strange one (especially the weather). Just returned from a 2-week vacation at 2 separate rented cottages in northern Ontario (near Bancroft, Ontario). This one, not even nominated, is a better film.)Family update: my brother Dennis is on his second round of chemotherapy (see May 11 and April 24 entries below). Everything's as positive as can be hoped for, given the circumstances. It's really apples and oranges when you compare them -- although the chance to catch on at York is indeed tempting. Family update: my brother Dennis has had his tracheotomy, has had a gastric tube inserted in his stomach, and begins his chemotherapy tomorrow (cf. I had a chance to visit him today, and he seems remarkably strong about it all.
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And just as easily, it can spontaneously degenerate when the magic "just isn't there" anymore. Love is the attachment that results from deeply appreciating another's goodness. After all, most love stories don't feature a couple enraptured with each other's ethics. God created us to see ourselves as good (hence our need to either rationalize or regret our wrongdoings). Nice looks, an engaging personality, intelligence, and talent (all of which count for something) may attract you, but goodness is what moves you to love. Just focus on the good in another person (and everyone has some). I was once at an intimate concert in which the performer, a deeply spiritual person, gazed warmly at his audience and said, "I want you to know, I love you all." I smiled tolerantly and thought, "Sure." Looking back, though, I realize my cynicism was misplaced.
Erich Fromm, in his famous treatise "The Art of Loving," noted the sad consequence of this misconception: "There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet, which fails so regularly, as love." (That was back in 1956 ― chances are he'd be even more pessimistic today.) So what is love ― real, lasting love? What we value most in ourselves, we value most in others.
The contestants seem to fit in a very small age range ( ignoring the existence of the millions of people outside the range ), are relatively attractive looking ( as if to say everyone else shouldn't be out in public ), and often bicker/insults the competition ( can't people get along? There also tend to be many shows where ALL the contestants are black, or none are, indicating some type of racial hangup with either the contestants ( all colors ) and/or the producers. SOME Americans are shallow, have a short attention span, and are sex-obsessed, but not all.
For people new to America, I hope they don't assume all Americans are like the contestants on this show.