When Is a Book a Book?

I've been seeing some strange things in the worlds of writing and publishing recently. I've been seeing more and more people talk about the books they have written -- yet many of these people haven't published a damn thing! Excuse me, but they are aspiring writers and authors, NOT authors! I have had the good …

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MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Baseball Rankings – MaxPreps News

My high school alma mater, Knoxville's Farragut, is off to another great start to their baseball season. They're currently ranked sixth in the country by MaxPreps. They're going after their fifth straight state championships, and eighth of the last 10 years. Go Admirals! (BTW, I think we're something like 12-0 now....) 6.  Farragut Knoxville, Tenn., …

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Poetry Readings and Book Sales

Most writers have to give readings of their work. Usually this is done to introduce oneself to a new and larger audience, and perhaps more importantly, to generate book sales. As the author of 15 poetry collections, I've given TONS of readings all over America. And much of the time it's been fun. But it …

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Stan Van Gundy calls notion of Kentucky Wildcats defeating Washington Wizards ‘absurd’ – ESPN

NEW YORK -- Stan Van Gundy said Wednesday the notion that Kentucky could beat an NBA team is "absurd. "The Orlando Magic coach was asked about comments by former Maryland coach Gary Williams, who told a Washington radio station he thought the Wildcats could beat the NBA's Washington Wizards in one game at Rupp Arena. …

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Most and Least Religious States in America

Mississippi is the most religious U.S. state, and is one of eight states where Gallup classifies at least half of the residents as "very religious." At the other end of the spectrum, Vermont and New Hampshire are the least religious states, and are two of the five states -- along with Maine, Massachusetts, and Alaska …

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Some Excellent Magazines

Hey there! I spent some time updating my Literary section under my Blogroll today. If you haven't spotted it, it's on the right side of this blog's page. All of the magazines listed there are ones that have published my work, except for Ray's Road Review, where I'm poetry editor. I'd like to encourage you …

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