Here I am - Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.

A drop of ink may make a million think…

Frank Prem, in his last newsletter, asked: Do you consider yourself to be a poetry reader, and if so, what sort of poetry do you find interesting to read? Where do you find it? Yes, I am a poetry reader. My first book was a poetry book about animals. I couldn’t read it (yet), but I memorized it (when my parents read it to me), so everybody thought that I...

Writing is a lot like making soup…

Writing is not just a process of creation. It is also a process of self-discovery. Cristina Istrati Working on the final revision (before sending to editor #1) of Damn Ray Reviews. Check ‘table of contents’.  Introduction “Idaho”, Emily Ruskovich “Big Magic: creative living beyond fear”, Elizabeth Gilbert “Hot Milk”, Deborah Levy “Here I am”, Jonathan Safran Foer “Ripples on the pond”, Sebnem E. Sanders “Born a crime”, Trevor Noah “The Book...

“The Pearl Territory”, ch 13 – Alexis

Alexis – #privatejournal  Sexual guilt, anxiety, depression… I am free from all of that crap. I left my soul in the respiratory for a year. Do I feel worse than I did before? Damn, no. Everyone who has left their soul at least once knows the drill – the feeling that “you” can never be “I”,” and that your spirit is not a good Samaritan who will fix your problems with...

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Take a look at my promotional video for Dulcinea and The Death Code.

“The Pearl Territory”, ch 12 – #dialogue

x x x AXA Bank, the conference room. Flo Kottler: Human beliefs and values play a decisive role in our behavior. Remember, Steve Jobs once said, “We made the buttons on the screen look so good you’ll want to lick them.” If you win the hearts of your customers – they’ll come back for more. Trotta is smiling. Mr. Welch is scribbling. Flo Kottler: So… what are our last possessions?...

Dream up a book on Monday, publish it on Friday…

Where are you going on vacation?” “Nowhere. I’m going to read. I love reading.  Marjane Satrapi I have some news to share. My Goodread’s challenge for 2019 is complete. That means I’m leaving Goodreads for a while. I’m planning to spend all my free time writing and living (= having fun). It’s summer, after all! 💃😜 I ordered a promotional video for Dulcinea and The Death Code (length – 1 min),...

“The Pearl Territory”, chapter 11 – Ichi

Ichi #privatejournal  Why am I breaking myself into pieces striving to please everybody and pretending I agree with their bullshit? Why am I trying to save these cynical, arrogant and cruel creatures who call themselves “advanced humans?” Am I weak? Am I deluded? I was born in Kyota (Japan) but grew up in Fort Saskatchewan (Canada). I’m the youngest of four children. At the age of 6, I attended Sherritt private school...