Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Robots are interesting because they exist as a real technology that you can really study--you can get a degree in robotics--and they also have all this pop-culture real estate that they take up in people's minds.
Illustration courtesy openclipart.
Posted by Diane Mayr at 5:53 AM
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
My favorite books are a constantly changing list, but one favorite has remained constant: the dictionary. Is the word I want to use spelled practice or practise? The dictionary knows. The dictionary also slows down my writing because it is such interesting reading that I am distracted.
Photo by Caleb Roenigk.
Posted by Diane Mayr at 5:18 AM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
A writer is someone who, embarking upon a task, does not know what to do...The not-knowing is crucial to art, it is what permits art to be made. Without the scanning process engendered by not-knowing, without the possibility of having the mind move in unanticipated directions, there would be no invention.
Image courtesy openclipart.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
All over the world the wildlife that I write about is in grave danger. It is being exterminated by what we call the progress of civilization.
[Note: waaaaaay back when I was in high school, my favorite books were written by Gerald Durrell. Durrell spent his life amongst the wild creatures of the earth, and, some of them just so happened to be members of his family! I highly recommend My Family and Other Animals or any of his other books that you can find.]
Photo by Byron Patchett.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Sunday, April 13, 2014
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Sunday, April 6, 2014
Oh, you poor whisker-wiper, you silly piebald, you starveling mouse-hunter! what has come into your head?
Considering the look on Smudgie's face, I would say murder has come into her head! Photo © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.
Yesterday was opening day in Boston. I hope the Red Sox see something wonderful happen this season!
Posted by Diane Mayr at 5:48 AM
Friday, April 4, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Joshua: Here! Water lily!
Lilia: My name is Lilia.
Joshua: To me you are a lily, and I want water.
Lilia: Joshua. Joshua, I thought you'd never come down.
Joshua: Water before love, my girl.
Lilia: Does it take the whole Nile to quench your thirst?
Joshua: No, just your lips.
Posted by Diane Mayr at 6:27 AM