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The Writer's Life 7/24 -

Baseball writers are proffering their opinion on the Skanks acquisition of Ichiro from the Mariners, the team he spent eleven years with. His once awesome hitting skills seem to be in steep decline. Being a Yankees-hater and a fatalist when it comes to the Bronx Bombers, I predict that the 11-time all-star will be revived, embraced by their front-running fans, and become instrumental in another Bronx championship. Add 30 points to the batting average, ten homers to a slugger's total, and 25% more pitching wins to anyone who dons pinstripes. Phooey! The NY Post had several superb articles today: Brian Costello profiled Hall of Fame RB Curtis Martin (Patriots, Jets), who revealed that he actually hated football, describing it as a "headache." He used it to stay out of trouble as a youth, and as a means to acquire wealth as a professional. As someone who played and coached at the...
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Open Book with Envy Red & Q: The Force MD's Relived/Escape From Shaolin part 1

Open Book presents Antoine "Tony" Shaheed Elliott, the man who moved to Shaolin, but wrote "Escape from Shaolin".  He is also the author of the children's book "Spelling Girl".  Mr. Elliott's latest accomplishment is his film in which he wrote and co-produced...The Force MD's Relived.  Very few authors have done what Shaheed has done.   That's write a book, publish it, get national acclaim as a professional storyteller and produce a film which is featured in a prestigious film festival.  Wow!  He's an inspiration to me just hanging with him.  In part 1 of this interview, we talk about his upbringing and influences.  This was the backdrop to Escape from Shaolin.  Shaheed let's us know how life was in 1970's Staten Island NY.  We also want to mention the works of Claude Brown (Manchild in the Promise Land) and Piri Thomas (Down these Mean Streets).     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM-FIH0ewvs&feature=colike http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM-FIH0ewvs&feature=colike Next week Shaheed...
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The Writer's Life 7/23 - Sad

I just read about the penalties the NCAA imposed on the Penn St. football program. Wow - four-year probation, no league championship game appearances, no bowl appearances, a cut in scholarships, and the vacating of 111 wins since 1998. I didn't expect that last part. This knocks Joe Paterno from winningest coach in history to twelfth. According to Yahoo, Florida St.'s Bobby Bowden becomes the Division I leader with 377 wins, although Eddie Robinson had 408 at Grambling, which is also considered Division I, so I don't understand the discrepancy. I wonder if an asterisk and explanation will be placed in the record book next to Paterno's name. After all, he did earn those wins legitimately, despite his unacceptable behavior regarding the case. Perhaps this ugly, distressing story will now begin to fade into the background. Of course, the victims will have to cope with demons the rest of their lives....
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Open Book with Envy Red & Q: Touch, Part 1

Q Productions & Author's Info presents: Open Book with Envy Red & Q.  This is the premiere episode of Open Book.  In this episode hosts Envy Red and executive producer Q talk about her novel: Touch.   This is the book that made Envy Red a celebrity.  She has won 5 awards for Touch, and we talk about it in this 2 part interview.  Touch is an erotic thriller, based in Washington DC.  The story has a serial killer who stalks the DC "swingers" scene.  Yeah, that's what I said.   It's a must read!!! Highlights include: Envy Red's bio Her awards Her challenges Her favorite chapter Open Book started as a forum on Author's Info.com.  Quentin J. Tyson and Shane Cox decided it would be better if readers would be able to get info and a closer glimpse on a book and it's author.  They believe everyone has a story...
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The Writer's Life 7/22 -

Here's another troubling sign for America: Last quarter 246,000 were added to the rolls of Social Security Disability. There were only 225,000 jobs created. The government printing press must be working overtime to cover all the outlays. I just read a recap of the British Open. Australian Adam Scott had a four shot lead with four holes to play, and bogeyed all four closing holes, while old favorite Easy Ernie Els made a birdie down the stretch to steal the storied championship. It must have been gut-wrenching drama. After last Monday's round, I commented how golf can be a cruel mistress. Although Scott is young, talented, rich and handsome, I feel for him. No matter what level one achieves, golf is fiercely psychological. No one can predict what will happen to Scott's game after this. He should use Rory McElroy as an example. The young Irishman, who collapsed in the final...
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