The amazingly talented, fabulous Melanie B. Cee at Sparks from a Combustible Mind posed some interesting questions in Monday's Share Your World post. Y'all should check it out and feel free to link & post your own answers. Here're mine. Q: Is it ever okay to commit a crime? Please explain. A: Yes. Obviously, self-defense … Continue reading A Bit (More) About Me #13
Awareness Week, Day 5
I've designated this first week of June 2020 as Awareness Week in light of the struggles America is currently experiencing. To help expand folks' consciousness, I'm sharing a song a day from an album every concerned, patriotic American needs to hear and be moved by. Tennessean Will Hoge is a talented, soulful singer-songwriter. In 2012, … Continue reading Awareness Week, Day 5
Awareness Week 2020, Day 2
I've designated this first week of June 2020 as Awareness Week in light of the struggles America is currently experiencing. To help expand folks' consciousness, I'm sharing a song a day from an album every concerned, patriotic American needs to hear and be moved by. Tennessean Will Hoge is a talented, soulful singer-songwriter. In 2012, … Continue reading Awareness Week 2020, Day 2
Quality Quotes #12
"[T]hose who refuse to consider what they do are cloaked in the shadow of stupidity, but they enjoy the shade. It is cool and comfortable there." Joe R. Lansdale, in his 2013 novel The Thicket. Considering how many people in America today subsist, indeed, thrive on an alimentation of willful ignorance, y'all might be tempted … Continue reading Quality Quotes #12
New Feature Added!
Howdy, friends and fellow Bloggers! As I've been more diligent lately about increasing my practice of blogging, I've realized The Ceaseless Reader Writes' content has become quite copious, and my existing dropdown searches for "Categories" and "Archives" no longer suffice. To make it easier for readers (and me!) to find posts about specific thoughts, authors, … Continue reading New Feature Added!
Quality Quotes #11
"Sandy shook her head. 'Boys,' she said, and with that single word excused me from all responsibility." Ann Patchett, in The Dutch House. This trenchant quote damnear caused me to choke when I came across it while eating breakfast this morning. I was blind to the concept of white male privilege until after I had been … Continue reading Quality Quotes #11
Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 1
Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 1 by James Tynion IV, art by Werther Delle'edera and Miquel Muerto. I rated it 4 of 5 stars, "really liked it", on Goodreads and shelved it there as graphic novel, fiction, & horror. You can read the official synopsis by clicking the linked title above. Thank you to … Continue reading Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 1
Quality Quotes #10
"The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness." --Joseph Conrad, from Under Western Eyes My friend and mentor Martha at I'm a Writer, Yes, I Am! inspired me (thank you, Martha dear!) to share this great quote today. No, the quote's not new, but … Continue reading Quality Quotes #10
Mourning in America
Hello friends & fellow Bloggers. I hope y'all're doing well. There's no denying 2020's been a difficult year, and I suspect things'll get worse before they begin to improve. Given the news I hear every day, I struggle mightily not to lose my composure. Today, I saw a devastating ad on YouTube that I hope … Continue reading Mourning in America
You’re Doing Great!
You're Doing Great! And Other Reasons to Stay Alive by Tom Papa. I rated it 4 of 5 stars, "really liked it", on Goodreads and shelved it there as 21st-century, American, essays, humor, & nonfiction. You can read a synopsis by clicking on the linked title above. Thank you to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley … Continue reading You’re Doing Great!