As I prepare to recieve my editor's first notes, this week, I am going through messages and comments from readers on re-reading sections of the manuscript, and re-visiting some of the reading, listening and watching (otherwise known as research) which inspired me to write As Long As She Lives. I do my best, as a … Continue reading Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, Greatness of Girls
I'm afraid that I have had to withdraw my work from Fictionpress, today. I'm very sad to do so, I've made some lovely connections via Fictionpress, which I hope will continue with me as just a reader, but I simply no longer feel it is a safe place for my work. By way of explanation and … Continue reading Removing my work from Fictionpress.
Me to driver: "What are they?"Driver: "Karma Fish. Set free. Good Karma"Me: "Where do the fish come from?"Driver: "Catch from river."Me: "But... to catch is bad Karma? Yes?"Driver: Nod.Me: Confused look.Driver: Shrug. Grin.Sigh.
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack WeatherfordMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Utterly engrossing, and filled with information we should all know to combat all of the disinformation about Genghis Khan and the Mongolian Empire which still passes for common knowledge. I honestly believe that this book should be a … Continue reading Review: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge." Charles Darwin in The Descent of Man,1871 For as long as I can remember, I have been desperately concerned with my level of metacognitive skill. It was the reason I gave the first story I ever wrote for public consumption to my best friend to critique, I … Continue reading In defense of Humility or; Confidence is no Measure of Competence
... Any time you send an unsolicited message about a product directly to someone on any of these social media, you are not being an uber cool company that is down with what the kids are doing these days – you are TELEMARKETING. Not only are you telemarketing, but you are calling during a dinner party. Imagine being at that dining table when the call comes through. Now imagine the talk about you and your product afterwards – it’s not going to be good is it?...
Because nothing should take itself too seriously, especially conventions about innovation and ideas, here is Tom Reilly taking a comic look at the TED in 2006. Enjoy! http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf
In my RSS travels, I recently discovered a source of inspiration about which I am no doubt very, very late on the uptake. It wasn’t that I hadn’t heard of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) I just didn’t know there was a place we could go to hear the speakers (rather than hoping the ABC would … Continue reading TED Tuesday – Ideas Worth Spreading
The sound and fury regarding the future of newspapers in the last couple of months has been getting ridiculous. In a speech recently, James Murdoch blamed the BBC’s “free” online news service (the BBC is funded by a license fee paid by any Brit with a TV or radio, for which I say "Thank you … Continue reading On the Future of Newspapers and Online Distribution