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  • The writing life... March 4, 2014
    Starts, stops, lulls, creative sparks, flashes of brilliance, rewrites, doubts, re-dedication and determination, and ultimately writing is happening! Book two is in the works, though painfully slower than I'd hoped...but still faster than book one! Loving the continued support of friends, family, readers, and peers!I have decided to finish writing the complete series and then […]
  • Google me this, Batman? January 3, 2014
    Why are there more than a couple of words in the English language to describe a quantity of "2 or more?"  Aside from the obvious word "two" which can only ever be a quantity of 2, you would think there existed  one more word that could be substituted to specify a quantity of two, and […]
  • I LOVE Barnes & Noble Bookstores December 5, 2013
    I was fortunate enough to be a part of the booksellers "Discovery Friday" event on November 22nd, 2013. I spent the day at the Barnes & Noble in Morrow, GA, where I grew up, and was able to promote and sign books most of the day.  Amy Allen, the CRM at that location, was extremely […]

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  • IWSG and Keeping Things Simple
    Hello and Happy April! Today is the day for the monthly meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group, founded by our Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. To view list members and this month's co-hosts, visit the IWSG page here.Last month I wrote about returning to writing simply for the love of it and I'm happy […]
    Julie Flanders
  • Celebrating Apes, Running, & Two Great New Releases
    Hello and Happy Friday! Of course, Friday means it's time to Celebrate the Small Things. Since I missed the hop last week, I'm celebrating the past two weeks today.First up, I'm celebrating the Great Apes of the Congo Basin. Why? Because last week I attended a totally awesome lecture by David Morgan of the Goualougo […]
    Julie Flanders
  • IWSG and Writing for the Love of It
    Hello and Happy March! Today's the day for the monthly meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group, brought to you by our Ninja founder Alex J. Cavanaugh. To see Alex's co-hosts for today, view the list of members, or sign up for the group yourself, visit the IWSG page here.I've realized recently that over the […]
    Julie Flanders

RSS John R. McCormick’s Blog

  • Dance & Text November 25, 2015
    In preparing students in the K-12 Dance Education program here at UTM (University of Tennessee Martin) I love exploring with them other ways of reaching students in the class. One way is the use of poetry or some form of writing. By applying their knowledge of either dance techniques or use of choreography with the […]
  • Tea & Writing 2 July 10, 2015
    Well this morning I am drinking my Indian Spice tea. And again my tastes begin to translate the story in my head. So from the last blog entry I gave you all a snippet from my new story it continues like this: “Clara! Are you home? It’s Akiko” Akiko was now my guardian. My mother […]
  • Stream of consciousness July 9, 2015
    Stream of Consciousness created after my father’s passing— when creating this I also thought of my time as a choreographer and what happens to the brain during the creative process– for me so much goes on and I wanted to do something that brought a sense of mystery and whimsy. when writing this new story […]

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  • “The Forgetting” / Memorable Fancies #1827 April 27, 2017
    [“Where does a thought go when it’s forgotten?” – Freud] There is no forgetting, no matter how hard you try. Sorry about that. Or, if you think it’s forgotten, it follows that you’re obviously remembering it – right now. >  [Click Random Post above – re-astonish yourself] Filed under: -
  • “The Meme Variations – II” / Memorable Fancies #1826 April 26, 2017
    Anti-meme devices are now being sold, reminding us of the tinfoil-lined hats some people used to wear to protect themselves from evilly transmitted thoughts. “Protect yourself from memes!” is the pitch, an advertising campaign that soon became a meme itself – and of course the tinfoil hat had long ago gone from being a thing […]
  • found on the internet … The North Korean Finger April 25, 2017
    Act now! And a Mister Finger fingerprint kit can be yours. Computerized fingerprint recognition is based on comparing not every arch, loop, and whorl, but a few selected points on a thumb or finger, and their geometrical relationships. This is not hard to simulate for a specific finger, but exceedingly difficult for a sizeable number […]