March 11, 2014
#MemoryLaneMondays Yes, I used to wear hair, including facial hair…

#MemoryLaneMondays Yes, I used to wear hair, including facial hair…

March 9, 2014
"Don’t bore the reader.
You can get away with breaking all of the other rules at least once in a while, but you can’t get away with breaking this one. Readers will accept almost anything from you if you don’t make them feel they have wasted their time and money. Remember, you can bore readers in a lot of different ways. It doesn’t necessarily take a dearth of action; too much action can get you the same result. Everything in writing, like in life, requires balance."

— Terry Brooks (via writingquotes)

March 8, 2014
"Every writer must acknowledge and be able to handle the unalterable fact that he has, in effect, given himself a life sentence in solitary confinement. The ordinary world of work is closed to him — and that if he’s lucky!"

— Peter Straub (via writingquotes)

March 7, 2014
Fire Shut Up in My Bones: Charles M. Blow: 9780544228047: Amazon.com: Books

Audio book rights sold! #FireShutUpInMyBones #countdown #Sept23 You can pre-order the book now…

March 4, 2014
Bound galleys of my book have arrived… #CountdownBegin #Sept23 #FireShutUpInMyBones

Bound galleys of my book have arrived… #CountdownBegin #Sept23 #FireShutUpInMyBones

March 2, 2014
"People have a tendency
To think to themselves that they’re the only ones
Going through more things than anyone else
But oh, I bet you’ll beg to differ
If you would just consider the bigger picture
Cause then you would see that most people go through
The same things that you do in life"

— Musiq Soulchild

March 2, 2014
vintageanchorbooks:

Ralph Ellison was born 100 years ago today in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. “Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.”  ― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

vintageanchorbooks:

Ralph Ellison was born 100 years ago today in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

“Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.”
Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

March 2, 2014
vintageanchorbooks:

Happy 87th birthday to Harry Belafonte — born in Harlem, New York, on this day in 1927."You can cage the singer but not the song." —Harry BelafonteHarry Belafonte spent his childhood in both Harlem and Jamaica, where the toughness of the city and the resilient spirit of the Caribbean lifestyle instilled in him a tenacity to face the hurdles of life head-on and channel his anger into positive, life-affirming actions. He returned to New York City after serving in the Navy in World War II, and found his calling in the theater, before transitioning into a career as a singer and Hollywood leading man. During the 1960s civil rights movement, Belafonte became close friends with Martin Luther King, Jr., and used his celebrity as a platform for his activism in civil rights and countless other political and social causes. My Song tells the inspiring story of a startlingly original and powerful entertainer who has always engaged fiercely with the issues of his day. Read an excerpt here: http://bit.ly/1cj7SGx

vintageanchorbooks:

Happy 87th birthday to Harry Belafonte — born in Harlem, New York, on this day in 1927.

"You can cage the singer but not the song." —Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte spent his childhood in both Harlem and Jamaica, where the toughness of the city and the resilient spirit of the Caribbean lifestyle instilled in him a tenacity to face the hurdles of life head-on and channel his anger into positive, life-affirming actions. He returned to New York City after serving in the Navy in World War II, and found his calling in the theater, before transitioning into a career as a singer and Hollywood leading man. During the 1960s civil rights movement, Belafonte became close friends with Martin Luther King, Jr., and used his celebrity as a platform for his activism in civil rights and countless other political and social causes. My Song tells the inspiring story of a startlingly original and powerful entertainer who has always engaged fiercely with the issues of his day. Read an excerpt here: http://bit.ly/1cj7SGx

March 2, 2014
btxsqdr:

NASA’s Z1 is the new spacesuit, based on the model of Buzz Lightyear

btxsqdr:

NASA’s Z1 is the new spacesuit, based on the model of Buzz Lightyear

February 18, 2014

Was on @AC360 later at 8 pm EST. Show will repeat at 10. Tune in if you can.

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