There seems to be a misunderstanding among younger people about the nature of friendship and how friendships arise.
For as presumably one of "those" charged with having "conspired" to "hide" distasteful stuff about American history and politics from eager to learn young people fully committed to the ever-sponge-like soaking up of the past, and who could not be torn from the library bookstacks, this evidently needs stating plainly.
Remember Jane Austen, for one, certainly did not possess any degree; she barely even set a foot in what we consider a school.
As a romantic fiction author, I could not resist addressing this here. This NYT article is primarily about a survey regarding attitudes when it comes to people interacting and socializing with those of the opposite sex . . . who aren't their spouses: It being Twitter there as well, quickly matters moved into snarks about [...]
Continuing our two week Puerto Rico "adventure," on Wednesday we flew from San Juan here to Vieques Island (just off Puerto Rico's east coast) by Cessna prop plane: Yes, really. We had last been on planes like that in Australia and New Zealand years ago. I'm always a bit apprehensive about them - the one [...]
What do novelists do all day? My uncle had told me any writer gets asked that question regularly. So I thought that I'd try to explain what this one did ... yesterday. Now that the holidays are over, I have no excuses. I've decided to target finishing Conventions by the end of January. We'll see [...]
A new follower caught my attention the other day. She did so not so much because of her amazing blog. Rather, I was struck by her utter lack of one. In her WordPress gravatar she calls herself an "ordinary girl" and writes that she's not social, but uses social sites to explore. She says nothing [...]
We drove down to north London yesterday to visit relatives: It being yet another Monday, it's time to get back to work. I hope you'll excuse a Christmas recollection, but it's that time of the year again. You'll understand why in a moment. Let me explain... That biography of Thomas Jefferson was a professor's Christmas [...]