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the romance novel is an art form, painting the love relationship in its many colors

The Romance Novel as an Art Form

January 25, 2019 11:18 pm Published by 1 Comment

This post on art form was first published on July 16 2014. Here’s a bold thought: the romance novel is an art form. Yes, it’s an art form like any other. It’s a very popular art form. In terms of numbers of practitioners, it’s at a polar opposite from, say,... read more

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The Lawyer and the Romance Novelist

October 16, 2018 6:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

How does this one go? Let’s see …. High-powered divorce lawyer who doesn’t believe in love meets master carpenter who moonlights as a romance writer, sparks fly …. No, this post isn’t about meet-cute scenarios. It’s about a romance novelist who is also a lawyer. In real life. Seven of... read more

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Infamous Romanians: Guess My Top Five

September 14, 2018 6:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I’ve done Famous Romanians and Illustrious Romanians. Now it’s time for Infamous Romanians. The inspiration for this blog came from a court ruling earlier this week in Alba Iulia, Romania. For the title image I chose Vlad Țepeș (Vlad the Impaler). He was the model for Dracula. This mural is... read more

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Romanians Abroad – Mitingul Diasporei Part II

August 21, 2018 6:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Today’s blog about Romanians abroad is a follow-up to last Friday’s post on the protest organized by the Romanian diaspora in Bucharest on August 10th. Linguistic note: miting is the Romanian word for ‘protest,’ evidently a borrowing from English ‘meeting’. Thus mitingul diasporei translates as ‘the protest of the diaspora.’ Title... read more