The Eternal Struggle: An amorous Story — Lawrence G. Taylor — 3 four-star Amazon Reviews. [a total of 15reviews] Reviews“Entertaining and funny”, “Thoughtful Character Study”, “A thought-provoking and different story” —


For years James mimicked the role of a lady’s man, shying away from a steady relationship until he began to feel like “a sex machine”. It was time to turn a new page in his life. The right kind of woman would make him happy.

James gets to meet a woman of his dreams – she’s attractive and intellectually stimulating. His old seductive tricks become a threat. But he manages to apply discipline. On the first date, a heated discussion erupts, which threatens his dream. He is surprised. What must James do for his dream to come through? 

How to Accept (and Make Use of) Constructive Criticism This is the skill every writer needs to cultivate ASAP. — Shaunta Grimes

The following are two things that immediately caught my attention:

“Constructive criticism is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one.”

“Even work that really needs improvement has something about it that can be praised. Trust me on this one. It’s true. There is always something and leading off with that puts the person you’re offering criticism to in the mindset to actually accept that negative feedback.”

There is of course more valuable advice to be found in this article. So kindly read it in its entirety. LGT

Until the End of Time: Physicist Brian Greene on the Poetry of Existence and the Wellspring of Meaning in Our Ephemeral Lives Amid an Impartial Universe – Brain Pickings

« We emerge from laws that, as far as we can tell, are timeless, and yet we exist for the briefest moment of time. We are guided by laws that operate without concern for destination, and yet we constantly ask ourselves where we are headed. We are shaped by laws that seem not to require an underlying rationale, and yet we persistently seek meaning and purpose. »

« Self-Published authors are poor and can’t sell their books » Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader


[A rueful scenario for us scribblers who self-publish, in the hope of buying a meal or (and) paying for one’s lodging. Alas, one may be better off writing and self-publishing for pleasure’s sake — if one can afford it, that is. Writing is no doubt a struggle but there often is a delightful feeling that emerges at the end of each tale. In my autumnal years, there’s an abundance of time devoted to writing, reading, listening to music, photographing, and promenading — more than anything else you may think of.]

Self-Published authors are poor and can’t sell their books