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I’d love to write like S.K. and try. The above is my book. Not as scary as his though.

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It’s the birthday of famed horror writer Stephen King (books by this author), born in Portland, Maine (1947). King is most known for his supernatural novels like Carrie, The Shining, and PetSematary . His books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide. King often laments the fact that the genre of horror is maligned...

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Joe Dibuduo - Author
Sept. 21, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

We’re All a Little Plastic on the Inside

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You’re made of water, bone, blood, muscle, and fat; you’re also a few parts plastic. That is, if you prefer sea salt on your meal. Or honey, shellfish, beer or tap water. Recent studies have found microplastics, tiny shards of degraded plastic, in them all. Even the air is filled with the minuscule plastic bits....

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Sept. 14, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Francis wrote a poem that inspired Americans. Maybe some day I will too?

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It was on this day in 1814that Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” by witnessing the British attack on Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor. It had been a dark summer for the young United States. Just three weeks previous, on August 24, British troops had set fire to much of Washington,...

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Sept. 13, 2017, 6:21 p.m.

Humanoid robot YuMi conducts the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra

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PISA, Italy (Reuters) – YuMi the humanoid robot showed no signs of nerves on Tuesday night as it raised its baton to conduct the Lucca Philharmonic orchestra alongside Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. The two-armed robot, designed by Swiss firm ABB, made its debut at Pisa’s Verdi Theatre to mark the First International Festival of Robotics...

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Sept. 13, 2017, 3:07 p.m.

Should the United make English and Spanish official languages. Canada made two official.

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Forty-eight years ago today, in 1969, the Official Languages Act came into force in Canada, making French equal to English throughout the Federal government. The act was introduced by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s Liberal government and was intended to promote national unity and improve relations between Canada’s English-speaking population and the French Canadians of Quebec. In 1971,...

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Joe Dibuduo - Author
Sept. 9, 2017, 5:16 p.m.

The Contest

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Kate Robinson and I collaborated on this book for years. Finally, it’s close to publication.  

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Joe Dibuduo - Author
Sept. 5, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Today’s protesters can learn from this violence free protest.

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On this day in 1963, more than 200,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C., for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, now known as the March on Washington . The march was the brainchild of civil rights activists A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, who once said, “We need, in every community, a group of angelic...

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Joe Dibuduo - Author
Aug. 28, 2017, 4:08 p.m.

Pure bullshit!

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It was a strange moment of triumph against racism: The gun-slinging white supremacist Craig Cobb, dressed up for daytime TV in a dark suit and red tie, hearing that his DNA testing revealed his ancestry to be only “86 percent European, and … 14 percent Sub-Saharan African.” The studio audience whooped and laughed and cheered....

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Aug. 17, 2017, 2:01 p.m.

the writer that TheWashington Post called “the poet laureate of sour alleys and dark bars, of racetracks and long shots”: Charles Bukowski.

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  Bborn in Andernach, Germany (1920). He wrote more than 45 books of poetry and prose, including It Catches My Heart in Its Hands (1963), Notes of a Dirty Old Man (1969), Post Office (1971), Love Is a Dog from Hell (1977), Ham on Rye (1982), and The Last Night of the Earth Poems (1992). His American father had been stationed in Germany during World War I,...

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Joe Dibuduo - Author
Aug. 16, 2017, 5:20 p.m.


Imagination

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“Take this pill,” the medicine man said when the moon was overhead, “Strike me dead if it doesn’t make you young and full of pep again.”   I believed his words because; diplomas hanging on his walls put me in awe of how accomplished he was, so I took the pills to be young again....

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Aug. 15, 2017, 2:44 p.m.

XPRIZE Enlists Science Fiction Advisors to Dream Bigger

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  Lovesick Cyborg « Toyota Wants Cars to Predict Heart Attacks XPRIZE Enlists Science Fiction Advisors to Dream Bigger By Jeremy Hsu | July 29, 2017 8:31 pm 27 A view of the website featuring some members of the XPRIZE Foundation’s Science Fiction Advisory Council. Credit: XPRIZE The world of 20 years ago would probably seem unrecognizable to many who...

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Aug. 5, 2017, 4:37 a.m.

eclipse

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Aug. 3, 2017, 3:17 a.m.

Antimatter!

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Physicists began speculating in the late 19th century that there may exist particles and matter that are exact opposites of the matter that surrounds us, mirror-image anti-atoms and perhaps even whole anti-solar systems where matter and antimatter might meet and annihilate one another. But on this day in 1932, American physicist Carl Anderson discovered the first physical evidence that antimatterwas...

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Aug. 2, 2017, 4:44 p.m.

The most dangerous woman in America

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Today is the birthday of the woman Teddy Roosevelt once called “the most dangerous woman in America” when she was 87 years old. Mary Harris Jones, or “Mother Jones” (books by this author), was born to a tenant farmer in Cork, Ireland, in 1837. Her family fled the potato famine when she was just 10, resettling in Toronto....

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July 31, 2017, 1:56 p.m.

Brave New World is coming!

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Rewriting Life First Human Embryos Edited in U.S. Researchers have demonstrated they can efficiently improve the DNA of human embryos. by Steve Connor July 26, 2017 A video shows the injection of gene-editing chemicals into a human egg near the moment of fertilization. The technique is designed to correct a genetic disorder from the father....

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July 27, 2017, 1:18 p.m.

How hard can it be to become a writer?

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It was on this day in 1897 that 21-year-old novelist Jack London (books by this author) sailed from San Francisco, on his way to the Klondike to search for gold. He was on board the SS Umatilla with his brother-in-law, James Shepard, who was close to 70 years old. Shepard and his wife, Eliza, who...

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July 25, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

It’s the birthday of writer Ernest Hemingway

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Born in Oak Park, Illinois (1899). In July of 1925, he visited Pamplona, Spain, for the Festival of San Fermín, a weeklong celebration that included bullfighting and the famous Running of the Bulls. Hemingway and his wife arrived a few days early to get tickets, and he needed a way to spend the time; so...

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July 21, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

A good extinction???

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It was on this day in 1875 that the largest recorded swarm of locusts in American history descended upon the Great Plains. It was a swarm about 1,800 miles long, 110 miles wide, from Canada down to Texas. North America was home to the most numerous species of locust on earth, the Rocky Mountain locust....

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Joe Dibuduo - Author
July 20, 2017, 8:18 p.m.

For writers who say they don’t have time to write.

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It’s the birthday of detective novelist Erle Stanley Gardner (books by this author), born in Malden, Massachusetts (1889). He earned money through high school by participating in illegal boxing matches. He went on to Valparaiso University to study law, but after only a month, he got kicked out for boxing. So he studied law on...

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Joe Dibuduo - Author
July 17, 2017, 3:46 p.m.

J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye was published on this date in 1951

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It is Salinger’s only novel. It’s one of the most banned books in American history. It’s also one of the most frequently taught in high schools, even though Salinger didn’t intend the book for teenage readers. Holden Caulfield, the book’s protagonist, is a prep school boy from New York City, and he addresses the reader...

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July 16, 2017, 4:01 p.m.