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Look There

September 23, 2015 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In Languages in the World we have defined language as an orienting behavior that orients the orientee within his or her cognitive domain. When we think about deep time and the co-evolution of the human brain and language, we speculate that the first linguistic orientation was likely that of orientation:... read more

Five Questions with Morgan K. Wyatt

September 21, 2015 1:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I love connecting with and learning from other writers and bloggers online. This is the fourth post in my new series of interviews with some of the wonderful romance writers, who join us to share about their creativity, their work, their habits, and their passion for the genre. Today’s guest is Morgan K.... read more

Eiffel Towers in Vietnam

September 17, 2015 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Visitors to Vietnam, if they go to the mountain town of Da Lat or the beach town on Con Dao Island, might be surprised to see what looks to be a smaller version of the Eiffel Tower sprouting from the top of a building in city center. Upon closer inspection,... read more

Anatomy of Criticism V

September 14, 2015 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Note: I have devoted four previous blogs to Frye’s Anatomy of Criticism (1957). Please see them before reading this: Anatomy of Criticism I, Anatomy of Criticism II, Anatomy of Criticism III, and Anatomy of Criticism IV. This blog is a postscript to Anatomy of Criticism I – IV in which I discuss Northrup Frye’s Anatomy... read more

Austronesian Origin Stories

September 10, 2015 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Cover Photo Credit: fr:Utilisateur:FRED, Wikimedia User. Authorized for under this Creative Commons license:  The pre-colonial Polynesians revered a supreme deity who, according to the story, huddled in an egg-shaped shell for countless ages in endless space. After an infinite period of impenetrable darkness, the god hatched himself. Upon beholding a... read more

Five Questions with Leslie Ray

September 7, 2015 8:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

I love connecting with and learning from other writers and bloggers online. This is the third post in my new series, interviewing some of the intelligent and thoughtful romance writers who share about their craft. Today’s guest is Leslie Ray, an author of contemporary romance novels, including the soon-to-be-published book RUN TO... read more

Anatomy of Criticism, Part 4

September 3, 2015 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Note: I have devoted three previous blogs to Frye’s Anatomy of Criticism (1957). Please see them before reading this: Anatomy of Criticism I, Anatomy of Criticism II, and Anatomy of Criticism III Here I repeat in bold type the three facets of Frye’s historical approach I outlined in the previous blog. Then I... read more

contemporary romance author jan romes

Five Questions with Jan Romes

August 31, 2015 11:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I love connecting with and learning from other writers and bloggers online. This is the second post in my new series, interviewing some of the intelligent and thoughtful romance writers who share about their craft. Today’s guest is Jan Romes, a fellow literary blogger and the author of the Texas Boys Falling... read more

Melting Snow and Protests at the Top of the World

August 27, 2015 9:17 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Cover Photo Credit: Antoine Taveneaux. Authorized for reuse under this Creative Commons license. In 2010 government officials in Quinhai Province in western China detained twenty people for participating in protests that consumed the region for several days. The detained were not professional activists, radicals, or members of a well-funded political... read more