It is a long way to the Jersey Shore from this desert “wash” but I know that some of the folks who ran Javelina this weekend will go home to ravaged communities and bring something of value to those who need it more now than maybe ever before.
Archives for November 2012
Ahh… how satisfying; how fulfilling; how triumphant! I’ve just finished my book. This isn’t a theoretical scenario – my name is Bennett R. Coles and I just recently finished writing my latest novel Casualties of War. Or, to be more specific, I just finished getting the whole story down on the page. And this is what I want to talk about today. It’s a very common error that first-time authors make: thinking you’ve finished your book when in fact what you’ve done is finish the first draft.
When the charismatic evangelical preacher Sonny Dewey commits a terrible crime he is forced to flee the community he has built and to go into hiding under an assumed name. But Sunny’s got “preacher” in his DNA and cannot stay in the shadows for long.
At times we don’t think God is at work in our lives, only to discover God has been doing what we could not do for ourselves.
Marriage equality for all has been on the political agenda in Australia since the last Federal election. Isn’t it a great thing that people are in love and want to get married, to commit to one another and form stable relationships? Apparently not! Gay people in Australia are seeking the right to marry but unfortunately […]
I recently had an interchange with a friend of mine who is enrolled in an online degree program with a university in another state – not one of the private for-profit diploma mills, but a public institution with a decent reputation, for which distance learning is a sideline. She had become frustrated with trying to […]
Non-writers can’t bring technical knowledge of the craft to the table, but they bring something else: their objective experience as readers.
The trek from Sam Khoe up through the mountains to visit other villages is a challenge for the hardiest walkers as the humidity soars in the late morning and temperatures peak over 40C.
A magnificent example of Kwakwaka’wakw art – The Crooked Beak Of Heaven Mask
In honour of the Thanksgiving holiday author Randi G. Fine reflects on her life and expresses gratitude for the many blessings she has received.