February 1st, 1966, somewhere in America — you’re an average consumer, on the young side and open to whatever new sensations our rapidly changing society has to offer. You watch television, listen to your transistor radio, and keep a decent collection of records at home. If you were to walk…

Edith Wharton published fifteen novels, seven novellas, eighty-five short stories and nine non-fiction works (source: )

Starting this year, I decided to set a personal reading goal: make my way through at least two books published in each decade of the 20th century. The project will encompass both fiction and fact, male and female authors, and even (hopefully) a few non-English-language perspectives. …

Starting this year, I decided to set a personal reading goal: make my way through at least two books published in each decade of the 20th century. The project will encompass both fiction and fact, male and female authors, and even (hopefully) a few non-English-language perspectives. …

Starting this year, I decided to set a personal reading goal: make my way through at least two books published in each decade of the 20th century. The project will encompass both fiction and fact, male and female authors, and even (hopefully) a few non-English-language perspectives. …

Let’s face it, we’re getting tiny—we struggle to survive on smaller paychecks, communicate on tiny devices, and aspire to live in tiny, minimally decorated homes. Why not read a tiny book, as well? With , author Eva Katz delves into the creations of…

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This week’s post is inspired by the cover of the book Split Seconds, by award-winning author Maggie Thom. It comes courtesy of the folks behind , a hilarious yet surprisingly instructive blog which points out the myriad mistakes that self-published authors make when attempting to design their own…

Inscription from ‘The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah’ by Alfred Edersheim

Clunk. An imposing 19th century leather-bound book survived for more than 100 years, undoubtedly changing hands a few times, before unceremoniously getting dumped in a charity drop box amidst vapid ’90s teen magazines and cheery Chicken Soup volumes.

It was a handsome volume, huge and heavy as a brick, with…

“There are more things… likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer far more in imagination than in reality.” — Seneca

Fright, like humor, is entirely subjective. What’s scary to one person may be the most pants-wettingly hilarious thing to someone else.

In children, these feelings…

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As I pen my thirteenth entry, it’s time to celebrate (piece of cake optional) and assess what works and what doesn’t with this blog—and the platform of Medium.com.

I started as a purely personal exercise just to maintain the joy of writing for the heck of it. Last…

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In the game of freelancing, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Be persistent, they say. Apply yourself. Find every available outlet to market yourself and exploit the hell out of them all.

It’s great advice, but what does all that mean for those who are the temperamental opposite of an…

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Becoming Rewired. Author and ephemera seeker; blogger formerly known as .

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