Apr 052015

Just because it is Easter is no time for letting your brain slack off. The following are links I found useful for my writing or were just interesting.

Here is an article on Joseph Mitchell. He was a nonfiction writer for the New Yorker. He wrote six stories in the 50’s and 60’s and that was pretty much it. However he spent the next 30 years showing up at the office, typing away and getting paid to have an epic long writer’s block. Nice work if you can get it.

Warlords terrorize the local populace as they steal a valuable resource. Is it drugs? Precious metals? Nope, it’s sand. This is a story of why sand is so valuable that thugs are killing to steal it and sell it.

I’m reading Conrad’s heart of Darkness at the moment so this article seemed like a strange coincidence. Six Movies That Are Secretly About Vietnam is a clever view of movies you would never associate with such a sad war. Seriously though, the Bad News bears is totally about Vietnam.

I went to Dollywood yesterday and let me tell you, that is one beautiful classy place. I was expecting country kitsch and instead it was Appalachian upscale.  I highly recommend it. Here is one of my favorite Dolly songs that you might not have heard, Drinkenstein.

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