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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    bookriot:

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

    — 5 hours ago with 114 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.

    — 5 hours 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

    — 2 days 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

    — 3 days 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

    — 3 days 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

    — 3 days 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)

    — 4 days ago
    #syzygy  #alanismorissette 

    jimtraylor:

    This here stuff is gooder than snuff…

    Quick 50 Writing Tools - Roy Peter Clark 

    more info on writing tips

    (Source: writersyoga, via thewritewire)

    — 1 week ago with 10500 notes
    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 
    loverofbeauty:

Bette Davis in All About Eve  (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)

I love this movie.

    loverofbeauty:

    Bette Davis in All About Eve  (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)

    I love this movie.

    (Source: wehadfacesthen, via madamescherzo)

    — 1 week ago with 688 notes
    I am set for flashback Thursdays. I  pulled out 2 sheets of color slides. Such fun. #archives

    I am set for flashback Thursdays. I pulled out 2 sheets of color slides. Such fun. #archives

    — 1 week ago
    #archives  #photography  #polaroid 
    Check it out - black and white contact sheets. I have negatives here too. #archives oh how I miss my 35 mm. That automatic zoom one I had was great too. So easy to use. Smooth

    Check it out - black and white contact sheets. I have negatives here too. #archives oh how I miss my 35 mm. That automatic zoom one I had was great too. So easy to use. Smooth

    — 1 week ago
    #archives  #photography 
    Just Came across some Typed pages of my Journal from China. Its so cool to see how close my memoir is to the original writings even after years of #rewrites & #editing #abluemooninchina

    Just Came across some Typed pages of my Journal from China. Its so cool to see how close my memoir is to the original writings even after years of #rewrites & #editing #abluemooninchina

    — 1 week ago
    #editing  #rewrites  #abluemooninchina  #books