Jim Sliney Jr 7/13/17 William Carlos Williams' "Spring and All" is a book of poetry ... but not a typical one ... if there is such a thing. From the very beginning of this book WCW made a strong point of overturning the public expectation of poetry. His first sentence is bizarre: “If anything of … Continue reading “Spring and All” – a response
a fragment of a short story I'm writing called "Everything Breaks" JJSjr “One way to think of it is like this,” he raised his gnarled hands and began to bend an imaginary piece of metal, “all metal has a limited number of bends in it. Every time you bend a blade or a paperclip, whatever, … Continue reading Fragment – “Everything Breaks”
by Jim Sliney Jr 6/10/17 Here I am studying for an exam. Behind me, one of my cats, Kal-El, meows near the food bowls. I turn. There's plenty of food. He just gets happy there. Biodiversity refers to the incredibly vast and partially charted variety of life on our world. Not just mammals, but insects … Continue reading Phenotypes, Genotypes and Kal-El
by Jim Sliney Jr WRITING SHOULD BE HARD WORK If you are not writing often and a lot then how can you expect to perfect your craft? The violinist plays the violin, often and a lot, and every note is a quest for perfection. How less writing? When I was small (that is, younger, I … Continue reading Writing should be hard work
This is a classic problem with young writers. They are too immature to know their own voice. As children we borrow the voices of others - we mimic, repeat, regurgitate. When I encounter that kind of writing in others, I get a similar unpleasant reaction and conclude, as much as they want it, they don't yet have their own voice.
I'm a writer. I'm a freelancer. I don't have a 9 to 5 job anymore. I go where the jobs take me. Sorry, I should be clear, I don't literally "go". I'm a writer. I do most of my work either at my home desk in my PJs or in my mobile office (that's what … Continue reading What Day Is It? – a freelancer’s pov
When I'm driving, and maybe my wife is asleep, I find myself looking into the woods along the roadway. Not staring, just glancing, enough to wonder what I can't see. Then my brain divides in two, and while one half drives, the other half wanders over fallen logs and low branches. My footfalls are relatively … Continue reading Filling in the Blanks
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Source: Life, love and body image An honest article from a friend of mine, Samantha, living with gastroparesis. It's a three minute read and worth every second. She's also new to blogging so please give her a Like or Repost or Follow.
Find the full article here This article was written by me and edited by John Hrabe. ... CONSIDER GETTING A SECOND OPINION If your gut tells you to get a second opinion, you need one. A patient's intuition can be one of the most powerful and helpful tools in medicine. According to a recent study, … Continue reading Newly Diagnosed? [PatientsRising article]