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Mike Perkins
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Do you have a hard time resisting what  you see in that picture? You’ve come to the right place. One of the best self-help books I have read in a long time is The Willpower Instinct: How-Self Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More…
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This is a sister review to my review of Max Perkins Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg.  When that book was finished I had a list of about five books I wanted to read, and the first one that I managed to get at the library was You Can’t Go Home Again by…
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If you are a writer, or if you aspire to be one, read this excellent biography.  If you are a lover of good literature read this book.  In my opinion Maxwell Perkins was the most influential editor in American literary history.  In case your English…
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  This week I found three brown plastic file boxes.  Inside my garage, and unopened for years. A literal treasure chest of stuff. Much of which had forgotten about, or thought I had lost. I found my press pass when Ronald Reagan came to town, Kodachrome…
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This is a short story which I have tried for years to get published.  Some of the rejection letters were even nice about it,  including the one who told me  “it isn’t what we are looking for,” but going on to say it was something that the old Weird Tales…
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The Children of Hegel whoa... what is this world we have become? as we wound our way through the serpentine flow of history which started as a clear stream, with direction only to slow to a trickle then halt in a moribund morass of sludge which has ground…
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Funny thing about time isn’t it?  We enter time  from eternity and then return to the infinite when we are done here. We are all born, and we all die.  Also, here in Missouri the Indian people lived before the white men came and drove them out.  I knew I…
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Poetry, at least in large part, is about the sound.  Years ago I started a poem that consisted of words that just felt good when you said them.  They are also words which are a bit dusty from lack of use.  That is the first poem. The second poem is about…
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I bought a Burly trailer for my bike and it is time.  No excuses.  Time to hit the road with it.  No more lollygagging. I thought that the trailer would be easier than having a bunch of panniers on my bike. Since I’m going camping next week with my…
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