All good things come to an end... including Florida beach holidays...
To me the hardest bit of writing is when I have to sit back and state: "I think it's finished now."
Surprise from the United States...
It was like Lord of the Flies. We - almost all boys - carried eggs and shaving cream to attack other boys for whatever reason. I went out one year with comedian Steve Martin's arrow through my head as my entire costume...
I recall clicking between the BBC and CNN International and seeing the sickening images we now recall all too well. I also tried to call my parents in New York, but all I got repeatedly was a busy signal.
I voted for her in 2016. I did so because she was much more experienced and competent than him. And I feel 2020 has PROVEN that to be correct.
Sadly I am sure my old place of study and employer is not alone in taking the view that "History" is not nearly as necessary "nowadays" as is, say, "Veterinary Studies."
I have not been this depressed since the afternoon of September 11, 2001; and I know I am not alone in that.
What is going to become of our Kindle (and other e-readers) books a couple of generations down the road? Will a twenty year old born "50 years" from now even be able to access a "2019 tech" produced e-book?
If criticism of your writing goes with the authoring territory, it may drive you bananas when someone lectures you as to why you have written that novel and what you mean by what is in it.
It was a pleasant week in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains, just outside of Windham. We did some necessary work inside of the house. We are returning to England on Saturday, so we are now with my father, visiting him at his house in northeast Pennsylvania.
I figured it was a good time for another blog post.
Hello from the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. We made it...
“Over there,” a tour guide announces, “is the famous painting of the signing of the 1776 Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. Next to it, you see a magnificent painting of the British surrender at Saratoga, New York. There’s George Washington, who defeated the British..."
Post-9/11, I’d not really wanted ever to go back. I avoided the area in the years since 2001. But - with our visiting British friends here - finally I felt it was time.
Hello from upstate New York! We’ve made it!