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folks got born:1849 – William Henley, British poet and critic1869 – Edgar Lee Masters, American author1880 – Alexander Grin, Russian writer1884 – Will Cuppy, American humorist1908 – Arthur Adamov, absurdist playwright1911 – J.V. Cunningham poet1924 – Ephraim Kishon, Israeli writer1925 – Enrique Buenaventura, Columbian playwright1935 – Norbert Blei essayist and poet1943 – Nelson DeMille, American […]

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stuff that happened

folks got born:1601 – Georges de Scudéry, French writer1624 – Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer1779 – James Kirke Paulding, American author, poet1893 – Dorothy Parker, American writer, humorist1920 – Ray Bradbury, American writer1925 – James Kirkwood, Jr., American playwright and author1935 – E. Annie Proulx, American author1955 – Will Shetterly, writer

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stuff that happened

folks got born:1802 • Letitia Elizabeth Landon, English poet and novelist1860 • Ernest T. Seton, author and naturalist1863 • Ernest Thayer, American poet1867 • John Galsworthy, English novelist, playwright, and 1932 Nobel prize winner1925 • Russell Baker, humorist & novelist, Pulitzer Prize winner1932 • William Kittredge Western writer1943 • Alfred Corn, poet1947 • Danielle Steel, […]

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snickers

snickers • I wish I was this witty all the time – this ebay user has some big huevos most of the folks I deal with don’t have a sense of humor. gag me • Sara Paretsky, author of the V.I. Warshawski mysteries had given her talk, “Writing in an Age of Silence: Truth, Lies, […]

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gotcha • from Plagarism Today Blog – “SoloSEO, an SEO company from Utah, announced on their blog that they are starting a database of sites that plagiarize content and are asking other Webmasters to contribute to it.” Sounds like fun – perhaps we finally have a place (besides here) to out book description thieves. Hey […]

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banktoaster • don’t forget April is poetry month and to celebrate National Poetry Month, Knopf emails a poem a day for 30 days to anyone who signs up. well duh • Jerome Weeks at BookDaddy is weighing on what Alex Heard said at The New Republic about David Sedaris making up stories. Well freaking duh. […]

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Yes I am alive – thanks to caffeine, Tylenol, a pair of sunglasses and the fact that when I bent over gravity didn’t actually pull my eyes from their sockets. female trouble • more on John Jay Middle School’s vagina-gate, the school district is making the best of a bad call. Eve Ensler, author of […]

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humor • from the NYT Ben Schott – Confessions of a Book Abuser worth hearing • from NPR 18-year old Eagle Scout James Calderwood of Chevy Chase, Md., has earned all 122 Boy Scout merit badges. He explains to how he managed to become an expert on everything from fly fishing to nuclear medicine. YOU […]

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things you find while looking for other things

INKYDOO • Someone on the Bibliophile list was wondering about the durability of ink for signatures. And I found this nifty page that reported on an accelerated aging test of archival properties of several writing implements from Stanislav Shalunov called Of course my personal favorite is the Eternal Bulletproof fountain pen inks of Noodlers Ink.com. […]

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calendar1632 – Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.1774 – the British House of Lords ruled that authors do not have perpetual copyright.1788 – German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, a pessimist and a misanthrope and just my kinda guy. (d 1860)1819 – American poet James Russell Lowell (d 1891)1882 – Eric Gill, (d […]

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