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Born in Philadelphia, Mark Connelly completed a masters degree in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he received a Ph.D in English. His books include The Diminished Self: Orwell and the Loss of Freedom, Orwell and Gissing, Deadly Closets: The Fiction of Charles Jackson, and several college textbooks. He currently teaches literature and film in Milwaukee, where he is the Vice-President of the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center of Wisconsin.
His latest book is The IRA on Film and Television.
Q: Can you tell us where you are from?... (more)
In my new book "The Genesis One Code" I share my formula for converting "Creation Days" to years as we know them in calculating the age of the universe, the sun, and life on Earth. Without any modifications, the formula consistently produces results that match scientific estimates. To become an engineer I studied engineering physics, which had a large physics and cosmology component. I realized then that some answers were missing in science, and continued to search for them both in science and in Kabbalah, which I began studying 13 years ago. This led me to writing my first book The Genesis... (more)
...lined up each pile of underwear, undershirt, socks and p.j.s. Sometimes Michael would bellow from the family room, "Are Mary's p.j.s pink or green; she wants the pink ones." If their nail were long, Michael trimmed them. Step two:The clean and groomed kid would hop up on the coach to look at books while waiting for a story. Then Michael and I would both read story books. The older kids with my husband and I took a couple of the youngest upstairs to read in bed because sometimes they would fall sleep during story time. Step 3: Bedtime. I did anything and everything to make sure that... (more)
School Time VerbsThese words made my eyes roll into the back of my skull in public education: noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, etc. In fact, they still numb my mind, and as an English professor I avoid them as much as possible. They turn language into a perverse form of mathematics. Grammar turns students off.In school we get so caught up in identifying subjects and verbs that we forget the language, the beauty and power of unique sentences. Worksheet after worksheet in school made mundane work of language.
Verbs Defined, BoringTechnically, the definition of verbs makes them... (more)
For the last two weekends I've almost given up my usual Friday social whirl. Why, you ask? Simply because I've been seduced and beguiled by the BBC's adaptation of Ford Maddox Ford's novel Parade's End. It's brilliant television, with an excellent cast and a hugely impressive script by Tom Stoppard, all the more impressive given the complexity of the novel (actually its four novels in one).
My engagements were too pressing to forgo, so thank the gods for the BBC iPlayer catch-up service, knowing that the show was there waiting for me to savour at my own leisure. And how I savoured... (more)
The year is 1957 in San Francisco. Sam Slater is a lifetime minor league baseball player for the San Francisco Seals. The Seals have just one more season left as San Francisco is about to become a major league city. The Giants are coming to town in 1958 and the Seals will be displaced. Sam has come to the end of his baseball career and is going to join the private detective agency of his best friend. When his friend is brutally murdered, Sam must go it alone and try to find out why. Along the way he is swept off of his feet by a beautiful Elvis-obsessed TWA stewardess named Amelia Ryan.... (more)
I came across the name of Chil Rajchman fairly recently. It was while reading The Road, an anthology of the shorter writings, fiction and non-fiction, of Vasily Grossman, the author of Life and Fate and Everything Flows. To be more exact it was in the appendices, the piece entitled Grossman and Treblinka.
Grossman, a Soviet Army war correspondent, was the first to gather material on the operation of Treblinka, an extermination facility close to Warsaw. The Nazis had done their best to cover the traces, destroying it completely in 1943. But by sifting through the evidence, including some... (more)
I do not think new explorers of spirituality will find this book helpful as it is too advanced in information and thinking, and would suggest it is more for the advanced seekers of enlightenment.
Michele Doucette lives in Newfoundland, Canada. She is the author of several books She is an avid researcher who is very worried about the radioactivity that is leaking into the ocean and air from the Fukushima reactor. She feels the earth is in great turmoil both naturally and with man’s obsession with war and greed. This book was written to inform and awaken the... (more)
Welcome to Broowaha, Mr. Edward Mrkvicka. Welcome to Broowaha. Please briefly introduce yourself.
Hi. I am a retired bank president. More important, I am a lay minister/counselor, life-long Bible student, and Christian writer.
You've written a number of books into your life. Would you introduce us to your life as an author?
My first eight books were about banking, personal finance, and the stock market. But my first love has always been my faith, so when I was motivated a number of years back by the Holy Spirit to offer God’s truth through the written word, I was immediately... (more)
...I now work for myself, so while I work hard, I do enjoy a certain sense of freedom. My wife and I work together in a small HR consultancy that she’s established, and that pays the bills. I’ve also started a publishing company, Riddle Brook Publishing, and I plan to publish a couple of books this year by other writers.
Will you be writing more books?
Michael: I’ve had some thoughts for another book that would cover the specific rhetorical techniques used by these pundits, but I haven’t yet decided when I want to write it. In the meantime I’m devoting my... (more)