Monthly Archives: October 2014

Oscar Pistorius: Judge Distinguishes Justice from Vengeance

In the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius in the widely watched South African trial, the judge “warned that society couldn’t expect to have its way on the sentencing. . . . And she cautioned that the public — in this case … Continue reading

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Amazon Must Be Stopped? OK. Any Volunteers?

Re: Amazon Must Be Stopped: It’s too big. It’s cannibalizing the economy. It’s time for a radical plan. (Franklin Foer, New Republic, Oct. 9, 2014) All humans are self-serving and short-sighted to some degree; most humans are self-serving and short-sighted … Continue reading

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Book Events, October: Presentations by Award-Winning Author Larry Edwards

I am making two presentations in San Diego this month: today at the Descanso Branch Library and on Wed., Oct. 15, at the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild. In the presentation to the Guild, I will share the when, how and … Continue reading

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Is Literature Disappearing Up It’s Own A-Hole?

Originally posted on The Misfortune Of Knowing:
Horace Engdahl seems to think so. In comments to Le Croix, Horace Engdahl (of the Swedish Academy responsible for the Nobel Prize) criticized the “professionalization” of writing through financial support from foundations and…

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