Monthly Archives: August 2012

Reviews For Money

Recently this article ran in The New York Times about a business that took money to create good reviews online. It’s a fascinating look at something I thought was too ridiculous to be real..but it was and is!  The guy … Continue reading

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Kids books are still breathing

Interesting article in The Los Angeles Times today by Susan Carpenter about the state of kids book publishing. Of course children’s literature, especially picture books, are always either dying or about to fly to new heights. And judging by the … Continue reading

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Earthling! Reviews, the almost September edition.

A nice review of Earthling! is online today from The New York Times. It will be published on Sunday the 26th I think. I really appreciate that the reviewer looks at the ‘big picture’ of the book. I was out … Continue reading

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Sad Day

Our yard is quieter. The studio a little lonelier. Our lives a bit emptier. We lost our friend of 20 years, our cat Ravi. A good spirit, a friend to dogs and people alike. He will be greatly missed.

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Earthling! On Satellite Radio

I will be on the wireless tonight THURSDAY THE 16th speaking with Jarrett Krosoczka about my homemade solar batteries that will revolutionize energy consumption around the world. All you need is a pan of pickle juice, a potato and…wait, no…I’ll actualy … Continue reading

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