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Longreads shared this article from The Economist about refugees and mobile phones. On the journey to a new life, phones feed the soul as the body goes hungry. The Economist reports on how refugees prize mobile phone connection — even over food. via Phones Over Food: Why Mobile Phones Are More Important to Refugees — Longreads

Post 550 Milestone: I Heart New York

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.”-Tom Wolfe, Author and Essayist One Year Ago today, I undertook a solo adventure with a bumpy start. I originally meant to land in New York on the 15th, but weather forced my flight to nearby Albany. … Continue reading Post 550 Milestone: I Heart New York

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I couldn't resist. Plus the answer is yes, always, and let me read the map you get lost too easily.  

#MusicMonday: When I Fall In Love By Nat King Cole

I got a lot of advice as a single woman. One woman said it's better to be single than in a loveless relationship (she was going through a divorce at the time); Another said God needed to make me more patient and keep praying for that right person; More than one person said if you … Continue reading #MusicMonday: When I Fall In Love By Nat King Cole

Writing Our America

Can you stand another Longreads look at something else? Lately, many writers have wondered how they can create in American’s current climate. While it’s definately an American-based piece, the nuggets of wisdom about writing made me feel like I struck gold. It’s an essay I plan to read over and over again, like listening to a favourite song on the radio. Enjoy.


Scott Korb | Longreads | February 2017 | 32 minutes (8,200 words)

The following essay is adapted from a talk presented at Pacific University’s MFA in Writing Program. It includes advice from writers of “YA fiction, writers for television and stage, of novels and essays, investigative journalism, and criticism” on how we might produce meaningful work in the next four years.

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I often teach a piece of writing by David Foster Wallace, included originally as the introduction to the 2007 edition of The Best American Essays. He called the piece “Deciderization—2007,” a title that jabbed at the then-current president, George W. Bush, who, in the midst of his second term—in the midst of the Iraq war, which as fought had been lost—reminded the country during a press conference insisting he would not fire Donald Rumsfeld, whom he would later fire, that he, George W. Bush, was…

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Take A Longreads Look At-Ireland’s Frogotten Women

Longreads publishes essays and features from short pieces to long-form like this one from Irish journalist JP O'Malley. I heard about the Magdalene Laundries and the iron-fisted control the church had over Ireland. What scares about this story, and stories of Indigenous children in residential school, is the belief the heinous acts pleased God. JP … Continue reading Take A Longreads Look At-Ireland’s Frogotten Women

Quote a Week Tuesday (2017-02-07) two

This applies to this moment in history right now.

Rantings Of A Third Kind

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Quote a Week Tuesday

For this week’s quote of the week, two thoughts by Sir Winston Churchill:

“If you’re going through hell, keep going”
Winston Churchill


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