Better Middler

23 May 19
The Byzantine Notebook

Dear Math, What I admire most about you is your consistency. When my life seemed frantic and confusing, there you were, unchanging, as always. I know high school math tends to get a bad rap. People say, “When is algebra ever going to be useful in the real world? Why do I need to know […]

21 May 19
Best Travel Ukulele

The advantage of the ukulele today is plenty of popular songs that we are originally played on this great instrument are increasingly being covered on it–you will find uke videos all over the net for some popular songs today. However for those interested, this is a set of famous ukulele songs which might be recognized […]

18 May 19
from a spark to a flame

A while ago as a friend was praying for me, God had given her a picture of a rosebud tightly closed that had begun to open and she explained how she felt that God was showing her that I was the rose. I remember at the time thinking, AWWHH!!!  How sweet? That analogy was of […]

15 May 19
Lily and the Fae

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking on a World Of Words that simply asks three questions. I was on a roll, reading a book a day then I picked up a older book from my TBR (not telling) as I’ve been enjoying reading through my older purchases… and I struggled. It’s taken me […]

13 May 19
Sayan Dey's Blog

Frederick J. Kelly, the man who invented the standardized testing, once said, These tests are too crude to be used and should be abandoned. The current education system is just like a century-old pirates’ ship floating aimlessly, floating not because it has a destination to reach but floating because it thinks it should. Frankly speaking, […]

13 May 19

Writing in itself is a complex process. Crafting the perfect piece of fiction is even harder. However, before you turn away disappointed by opening lines, allow me to assure you that just like any other skill, you can master the fine art of writing too. The only question is, are you willing to put in […]

06 May 19
MMA Intel

Introduction Saturday, May 11th, Palestinian-American light bantamweight prospect Askar Askar will be in action in Chicago, where he will be looking to continue his impressive winning streak against Taylor Moore. He will be looking to score yet another win, as Askar looks to make a strong impression with Bellator. Askar represents Midwest Training Center, a […]

30 Apr 19
Jean Lee's World

Why yes, my friends, it is Tuesday and NOT Thursday. What am I doing here on a Tuesday? I didn’t want to let the last day of #IndieApril go by without promoting more lovely indie authors. Fellow Channillo writers Daniel J. Flore III & Christopher Lee didn’t get a chance to share their serial goodness […]

23 Apr 19

Monks (stoics who dont react) vs live-in-the-present (who react by accepting pain and enjoying it). Non-monks are between the hedonic extremes: Changing the world for extra pleasure and Changing yourself towards the same end Extremes are the happiest lot. Middlers are trapped in cognitive confusion. Self-help books are usually peddling their preferred way of living. The right […]

18 Apr 19
CBS Denver

A top-end defense combined with an upgraded offense (on paper, for now) should keep the Broncos afloat through the fall, but an absolutely brutal itinerary following the bye will be tough to overcome.

16 Apr 19
Lily and the Fae

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week. This weeks theme is Rainy Day Reads. Now that’s all very poetic but Rainy day means different things to different people and so a Rainy Day Read could be interpreted in different ways… so that’s […]

11 Apr 19

Greetings, O friends of the Cosmere! Welcome back to another Oathbringer reread, wherein there are not many shenanigans—unless you count paradigm shifts. If you do, this chapter is positively awash with hijinks as subconscious changes become conscious, and assumptions are challenged by reality. Okay, so it’s mostly just Kaladin chatting with the Wall Guard guys, […]

05 Apr 19

‘With moments of family dynamics, a war quietly raging and undertones of an almost middle-grade Hunger Games meeting Stig of the Dump, this dystopian debut is without doubt one of the books of the year.’