Diary of a Writer

Ask me anything   A celebration of art, culture, Detroit, urban farms, the bees, beauty in the decay, the world at large. Whatever catches my fancy. My memoir, A Blue Moon in China, is coming in November, true story of the two months I spend traveling "hard-seat-style" through China in 1988.

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    E B White is a master at surprise. He starts off with one idea throws the ringer in then finishes with something else, still weaving it all together. #ebwhite #writing #essays

    E B White is a master at surprise. He starts off with one idea throws the ringer in then finishes with something else, still weaving it all together. #ebwhite #writing #essays

    — 1 day ago
    #writing  #essays  #ebwhite 
    Celebrating #PurpleRain today. Yes I was there at the concert. #ShielaE opened wearing high heels, glow-in-the-dark drumsticks, and totally cut arms strong with muscles. #Prince looked good too, especially in the bathtub singing Darling Niki. #JoeLouisArena what a show!!!!

    Celebrating #PurpleRain today. Yes I was there at the concert. #ShielaE opened wearing high heels, glow-in-the-dark drumsticks, and totally cut arms strong with muscles. #Prince looked good too, especially in the bathtub singing Darling Niki. #JoeLouisArena what a show!!!!

    — 2 days ago with 2 notes
    #shielae  #purplerain  #joelouisarena  #prince  #Detroit  #livemusiconcert 

    darksilenceinsuburbia:

    Andy Freeberg

    Guardians

    In the art museums of Russia, women sit in the galleries and guard the collections. When you look at the paintings and sculptures, the presence of the women becomes an inherent part of viewing the artwork itself. I found the guards as intriguing to observe as the pieces they watch over. In conversation they told me how much they like being among Russia’s great art. A woman in Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery Museum said she often returns there on her day off to sit in front of a painting that reminds her of her childhood home. Another guard travels three hours each day to work, since at home she would just sit on her porch and complain about her illnesses, “as old women do.” She would rather be at the museum enjoying the people watching, surrounded by the history of her country.

    1. Stroganov Palace, Russian State Museum

    2.Matisse Still Life, Hermitage Museum

    3.Konchalovsky’s Family Portrait, State Tretyakov Gallery

    4. Veronese’s Adoration of the Shepherds, Hermitage Museum

    5. Rublev and Daniil’s The Deesis Tier, State Tretyakov Gallery

    6. Michelangelo’s Moses and the Dying Slave, Pushkin Museum

    7.Malevich’s Self Portrait, Russian State Museum

    8. Nesterov’s Blessed St Sergius of Radonezh, Russian State Museum

    9. Petrov-Vodkin’s Bathing of a Red Horse, State Tretyakov Gallery

    10. Kugach’s Before the Dance, State Tretyakov Gallery

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    History of Detroit from 1701 thru 1973. I read it several years ago. It was a good read. #detroit

    History of Detroit from 1701 thru 1973. I read it several years ago. It was a good read. #detroit

    — 3 days ago
    #detroit 
    My heart is pounding. The advance copy readers arrived. They will be sent out on Monday in hopes for reviews. (I hope good ones & lots of them!) this is so exciting and totally scary at the same time.

    My heart is pounding. The advance copy readers arrived. They will be sent out on Monday in hopes for reviews. (I hope good ones & lots of them!) this is so exciting and totally scary at the same time.

    — 3 days ago

    bookriot:

    Stamps from around the world honoring kid lit. Check ‘em out!

    — 4 days ago with 840 notes
    journalofanobody asked: Thank you for that comment you left on my post. I felt a little bad after receiving that previous comment. Disappointed, actually. That writer seemed less concerned over the elderly woman's situation or the dirty trick that was played on her by the girl who passed by, and more interested in finding something to criticize. I appreciated the balance you provided. My Thai friends said pretty much the same thing you did. Your appreciative Nobody, Michael


    Answer:

    Thank you for saying. You are sweet. I’m so glad I found you on tumblr.

    — 4 days ago
    This is one of a very few bicycles actually built by the Wright Brothers. Within 69 years from the first flight a man walked on the moon. #moon #wrightbrothers #airplanes

    This is one of a very few bicycles actually built by the Wright Brothers. Within 69 years from the first flight a man walked on the moon. #moon #wrightbrothers #airplanes

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    #wrightbrothers  #airplanes  #moon 
    The first Broad cloth weaving machine is considered the first computer. #detroit # weaving #greenfieldvillage

    The first Broad cloth weaving machine is considered the first computer. #detroit # weaving #greenfieldvillage

    — 1 week ago
    #greenfieldvillage  #detroit 
    This is considered the first computer. It’s a punch card for broad cloth weaving. Pictures and multicolored into clothes and the like. #computer #detroit #greenfieldvillage #weaving

    This is considered the first computer. It’s a punch card for broad cloth weaving. Pictures and multicolored into clothes and the like. #computer #detroit #greenfieldvillage #weaving

    — 1 week ago
    #greenfieldvillage  #computer  #weaving  #detroit 
    Inside the Wright Bicycle Shop. Yes, as in the Wright Brothers who made the first airplane. They fixed bicycles first, and the idea of a bike chain moving propellers made it happen. #bicycles #airplanes #Detroit #greenfieldvillage

    Inside the Wright Bicycle Shop. Yes, as in the Wright Brothers who made the first airplane. They fixed bicycles first, and the idea of a bike chain moving propellers made it happen. #bicycles #airplanes #Detroit #greenfieldvillage

    — 1 week ago
    #greenfieldvillage  #bicycles  #airplanes  #detroit 
    Dancing to little jagged pill with 28 Syzygy #alanismorissette is so smart (original painting: Corn to whom do I belong by #28syzygy)

    Dancing to little jagged pill with 28 Syzygy #alanismorissette is so smart (original painting: Corn to whom do I belong by #28syzygy)

    — 1 week ago
    #syzygy  #alanismorissette 

    jimtraylor:

    This here stuff is gooder than snuff…

    Quick 50 Writing Tools - Roy Peter Clark 

    more info on writing tips

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    Jumping into the past for my next read because I’ve never read Kurt Vonnegut & that seems like a major gap in my literary repertoire. (Plus a teenager i know is reading Slaughterhouse Five - which i think is pretty cool. since its on my bookshelf I figure we can have a book club together.)

    Jumping into the past for my next read because I’ve never read Kurt Vonnegut & that seems like a major gap in my literary repertoire. (Plus a teenager i know is reading Slaughterhouse Five - which i think is pretty cool. since its on my bookshelf I figure we can have a book club together.)

    — 1 week ago
    #books  #slaughterhousefive  #kurtvonnegut