There are a lot of neat things about David Steele’s blog Sexton Chronicles but what I like most about this blog, are Dave’s posts about the writing life. I like how he shares some of his insights into writing as well as the anecdotes he shares with readers like the “Moby Dick” exercise or Clive […]
Blog Review: Sexton Chronicles — “Everything you wanted to know about Sexton, but were afraid to ask”
Received word today that my manuscript War Remains was selected as a finalist in the First Notes & Grace Notes Book Competition. Winners will be announced on September 1st. First prize is some cash and a publication.
I came across this list while “stumbling” through Stumble Upon today and thought the list, put out by Modern Library’s Top 100 Books was kind of interesting. I am a sucker for top this and top that lists, especially when I see how I might stack up with the list. Of course, such lists should […]
The Story Behind the Story This is actually a “story behind the story” of another story. In addition to attending some of the major Korean War Commemorative Events in the summer and autumn of 2000, I was still writing weekly book reviews on books about the Korean War. And once again it […]
and a good day just to kick back with a good book and later, hunker down with a good movie or two. Up early even though I have nothing to do today other than a load of laundry. That’s pretty much been the way my Sundays have been ever since I came to Daejeon back […]
For all you literary enthusiasts out there, check out this cool website Open Books Radio that my friend David turned me on to today (it’s his wife’s website).It is cool and live!
It’s hard to believe that it’s been thirty years since Star Wars first came out.I’ll never forget what it was like seeing Star Wars for the first time. Back in July of 1977 I was home on leave from the Air Force and had gone to Chicago for a few days where I had the […]
A few years ago—when I was looking for a good book to read when I was on holiday—one of my colleagues lent me his copy of Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods. I had often overheard some of my colleagues talking about Bryson and had even seen some of Bryson’s books on sale in […]
A few years ago—when I was looking for a good book to read when I was on holiday—my best friend Kyle lent me his copy of Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods. I had often overheard some of my colleagues talking about Bryson and had even seen some of Bryson’s books on sale in […]
There are some expats in Korea who really have a handle on things when it comes to writing about Korea like Michael Breen.In his weekly column for the Korea Times, Breen always provides readers with an insightful analysis of contemporary Korean society. He’s an old Korean hand and he knows Korea quite well. Breen is […]