Proofs and Three Parables, by George Steiner

Posted on 04/23/2017 09:09:41 AM

(Reviewed by Michael LaRocca, http://www.michaeledits.com) The Wikipedia entry on Proofreading includes four works of fiction in which one of the characters is a proofreader. The novella Proofs is one of them. The professore is one of the more memorable protagonists I’ve encountered in a long time. ...

The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman

Posted on 04/23/2017 09:06:43 AM

(Reviewed by Michael LaRocca, http://www.michaeledits.com) “There are no rules to assure great writing, but there are ways to avoid bad writing.” That’s from the introduction to The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile. It’s also the focus of the book. Lukeman ...

Technology and the Ramayana

Posted on 02/02/2016 01:28:01 AM

Ramayana is an epic narrated by Maharishi Valmiki. It follows the adventures of Lord Ram and his family in his conquest to defeat the Asura King Raavana to get his wife back and the creation of his ideal society. Ramayana depicts idealism. Every character, every incident is ideal. It has tried to show ...

I used to be a railway

Posted on 01/10/2016 06:06:59 AM

I  used to be a railway I used to be a railway... Down my gleaming silver ribbons Dashed carriages and steamy, gleamy engines Carrying dainty painted crockery Sacks of sweetheart's kisses on envelopes Crates of polished apples And sons off to war. I used to be a railway Past my gleaming silver ...

Fairy Tales Disturbingly Unmasked

Posted on 02/28/2015 11:28:28 AM

Fairy tales are the stuff of childhood and parents all over the country, possibly all over the world, have used them to soothe children's fevered brows or help them ease into dreamland each evening. The stories have simple, straight forward themes of good triumphing over incredible evil and they're meant ...

Careless Flirt Series - Chance 911

Posted on 02/01/2015 08:08:33 AM

www.uink.ca  She had always wanted to be mom. Embrace moments of picture perfect perfectionneatly collaged, the way family books come, andhung on walls to display snapshot happiness.How desperately was she to want this? For this soccer mom, corralling her young flock,  typical day, ...

Wetness

Posted on 01/31/2015 01:36:35 PM

A silent weightlessness surrounding naked skin Sexual wetness is noticed even in the pool of wetnessPassion is pursued with pressed lips over that naked skinArching feminine lines architect her beautiful devineSo sublime that he is lost to her key stone of lovelinessWaves upon waves, crashing, cascadingin ...

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies – Conclusion to an Epic Tale

Posted on 01/05/2015 02:57:42 PM

I don’t know about you, but one of the things I was most looking forward to this past Christmas was the conclusion to The Hobbit movie series. Unlike the first two movies, I was sure that director Peter Jackson was leaving enough material for the final movie plot. Below is my review of the movie, ...

Review: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – A example of modern-day idolatry

Posted on 12/22/2014 02:42:51 PM

Not long ago I was having a philosophical conversation with a friend about the existence of idolatry for today’s Christians. (I know, pretty deep.) She stated that most Christians in the U.S. today do practice some type of idolatry, though not necessarily consciously. When pushed, she explained ...

What kind of Panem survivor are you? Take the Quiz and find out.

Posted on 12/22/2014 02:39:05 PM

Are you the one who needs all the help? The leader? The good soldier? Or may you're the rebel? Take the quiz on www.thehippiebookworm.com and find out.  Take the Quiz Now  See if you're the reluctant hero like Katniss. The good soldier life Gale or the opportunist like Heavensbee. Do you have ...



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