PSA from Act One: [PLEASE CUT, PASTE, FORWARD AND LINK! HELP US GET THE WORD OUT...THANKS!]act one inc. and Artists for a Renewed Society present,Making a GOOD Writer GREATA Creativity WorkshopSaturday, May 22, 2004Featuring:Linda Seger, PhD (Making a Good Script Great, The Art of Adaptation, Web Thinking, Creating Unforgettable Characters)Plus: Barbara Nicolosi Tom ProvostJoin Hollywood insiders Linda Seger, Tom Provost and Barbara Nicolosi for an intensive, day-long workshop … [Read more...]

But that lucky old sun Ain't got nothing to do But roll around Blogwatch all day...I'm back from NH, but feeling sickish, so posting may be light until I am back on the attack. For now, why not check out these fine people?Church of the Masses: Great post exploring the "Christian as leaven" metaphor, and also giving us a sneak preview of her upcoming Nat'l Catholic Register column: "Applying the Holy Father's philosophy of personalism to entertainment and the arts would be a wonderful … [Read more...]

As the bridegroom to his chosen,As the king to his realm,As the keep unto the castle,As the pilot to the helm,So, Lord, art Thou to me.[clipped; more here] … [Read more...]

TOM LEHRER, "BRIGHT COLLEGE DAYS": With this I take my leave--off to Sunny New Haven until Monday. Back then with a whole passel of goodies.Bright college days, oh, carefree days that fly,To thee we sing with our glasses raised on high. [clipped] … [Read more...]

ALLEGATIONS OF UN BRIBERY/OIL-FOR-FOOD SCAM: Stolen with love from Oxblog--everything that follows is their words (but you should really read all the links--there's esp. important stuff in the Christian Science Monitor link, including corruption in the Iraqi Governing Council as well):BRIBE-TAKING SCANDAL AT THE UN: Reports have surfaced that three principal UN officials, including the undersecretary general, accepted millions of dollars' worth of bribes from Saddam between 1997 and 2002, in … [Read more...]

STOIC NEWS. For all your Stoic news needs.Via Dappled Things. … [Read more...]

USA TODAY ON IRAQI BLOGS: ..."We suffered for years under Saddam Hussein, not being able to speak out," says Omar Fadhil, 24, a dentist. "Now, you can make your voice heard around the world." ...Fadhil's blog,, tells of his life and the lives of his two brothers. One brother also is a dentist, and the other is a pediatrician. "We wanted to help bridge the gap, not just between the U.S. and Iraq, but with the entire Islamic world," says Ali Fadhil, 34, the … [Read more...]