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Amy Kathleen Ryan
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Posted by Amy Kathleen Ryan on Thursday, June 3, 2010
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On lying.
Confucius said, "I do not see what use a man can be put to, whose word cannot be trusted. How can a wagon be made to go if it has no yoke-bar, or a carriage if it has no collar-bar?" 14.  Confucianism. Analects 2.22 From:  http://www.unification.net/ws/them...
Confucius said, "I do not see what use a man can be put to, whose word cannot be trusted. How can a wagon be made to go if it has no yoke-bar, or a carriage if it has no collar-bar?" 14. Confucianism. Analects 2.22. From: http://www.unification.net/ws/theme062.htm ...
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On Headbangers.
No, I'm not talking about Ozzy Osborn fans. I'm talking about toddlers, the little people with huge emotions, and a specific subset of these little people: Headbangers. Baby Girl is a head banger. Her anger and frustration escalate so quickly and to such pr...
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On the Romantic Triangle
People love to disparage young adult fiction. YA is the new
kickball for the literary establishment, and one of the most common remarks I
see about YA novels is this: “The book is well written enough, but of course
there’s the obligatory romantic triangle…”...
People love to disparage young adult fiction. YA is the new kickball for the literary establishment, and one of the most common remarks I see about YA novels is this: “The book is well written enough, but of course there's the obligatory romantic triangle…” Cue the literary eye roll.
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I love reading YA fiction for the fresh ideas -- lots of thinking outside the box.
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Says Tim Worstall of Forbes: "More titles, easier access and quite possibly a saving of public funds. Why wouldn't we simply junk the physical libraries and purchase an Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscription for the entire country?" What an idea! What a deep thinker! It's pure dollars and sense!
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On Childhood and Teen Obesity: It's not your fault.
The world breaks your heart. They advertise the worst food to you using the cartoon characters you loved when you were a toddler. They programmed you since birth. They fill your schools with sugar and pizza and french fries, with fruit juice and chocolate m...
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On griping.
First New Year's with my husband. Anyone who follows this blog knows that I'm kind of big into New Year's Resolutions. Last year I resolved not to buy anything for myself for a year. That was kind of extreme, so I only made it about six months, but it was a...
Anyone who follows this blog knows that I'm kind of big into New Year's Resolutions. Last year I resolved not to buy anything for myself for a year. That was kind of extreme, so I only made it about six months, but it was a good exercise that made me realize how materialistic I really am even ...
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New blog post: on the romantic triangle.
People love to disparage young adult fiction. YA is the new kickball for the literary establishment, and one of the most common remarks I see about YA novels is this: “The book is well written enough, but of course there's the obligatory romantic triangle…” Cue the literary eye roll.
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On the Stories We Tell Little Girls.
I have three little girls and they're all at an impressionable age, so I let them watch Frozen, written by the brilliant Jennifer Lee ,   as much as they want to. I do this because  Frozen is the most important children's film to come out in decades, and I ...
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Let's junk libraries and buy everyone a kindle.
Says Tim Worstall of Forbes: " More titles, easier access and quite possibly a saving of public funds. Why wouldn’t we simply junk the physical libraries and purchase an Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscription for the entire country?" What an idea! What a deep...
Says Tim Worstall of Forbes: "More titles, easier access and quite possibly a saving of public funds. Why wouldn't we simply junk the physical libraries and purchase an Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscription for the entire country?" What an idea! What a deep thinker! It's pure dollars and sense!
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Colorado!
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Jackson Hole, Wyoming - Wyoming - Spain - New York City
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I'm the author of VIBES, ZEN AND XANDER UNDONE, and The Sky Chasers series: GLOW, SPARK, and FLAME.
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  • UVM - MA English
  • The New School - MFA Creative Writing