The Aussie American

Australian Expat living and working in the USA

Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.Wendell Berry, Farming: a Handbook
Author: Syndicated
Posted: May 24, 2022, 11:54 pm
From The Literary Hub: When I was young, in a distant century, there was an odd feature of the literary community: celebrated authors writing essays for magazines or newspaper book sections chronicling the horrors of their tours. Usually amusingly, sometimes just trying to be. Laments about arriving at a bookstore to find many people waiting, ... Read more
Author: Syndicated
Posted: May 24, 2022, 11:50 pm
From The Nation: fter years of dominating American capitalism by grinding workers into the dust, Amazon is on a hot losing streak, and it’s absolutely invigorating to watch. If the Amazon Labor Union had only organized workers in a blowout vote on Staten Island, it would’ve been enough. And if Amazon had only spent $4.3 ... Read more
Author: Syndicated
Posted: May 24, 2022, 11:45 pm
From The Economist Wendell Berry was almost 30 when he packed up his life as a New York intellectual and decamped to Port Royal, a tiny community in Kentucky where generations of his forebears had farmed the land. His friends thought him mad. Mr Berry said it was “not an altogether pleasant fate”. But he ... Read more
Author: Syndicated
Posted: May 24, 2022, 11:25 pm
From Daily Writing Tips: In a very interesting BBC News article about ancient gardens, the writer describes an ancient relief that shows the vegetation-loving but brutal ruler Ashurbanipal and his wife reclining under a grapevine. It’s an archetypal garden paradise—that is, except for the disembodied head of an enemy, which is hanging from a nearby ... Read more
Author: Syndicated
Posted: May 24, 2022, 11:13 pm
From The Book Designer: I recently published my 21st book to the KDP platform, having been self-publishing for the last 7 years. And as I was going through the self-publishing steps again, it occurred to me how the platform has evolved over the past decade. This text-based, step-by-step tutorial is your most current and up-to-date ... Read more
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Posted: May 24, 2022, 8:19 pm
GUEST POST from Janet Sernack I was first introduced to the principle of Taking Personal Responsibility when I attended a number of experiential workshops facilitated by Robert Kiyosaki who is now well known globally as the successful entrepreneurial a...
Author: Syndicated
Posted: May 24, 2022, 12:00 pm
From The Wall Street Journal: Earlier this year, the police in Eugene, Ore., said they had identified a serial killer who committed three murders from 1986 to 1988. The man, John Charles Bolsinger, had escaped attention so thoroughly for three decades because he had killed himself in 1988. Investigators had stored DNA from the crimes, ... Read more
Author: Syndicated
Posted: May 24, 2022, 12:37 am
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.Victor Hugo
Author: Syndicated
Posted: May 24, 2022, 12:15 am
From Scientific American: In a viral YouTube video from October 2011 a one-year-old girl sweeps her fingers across an iPad’s touchscreen, shuffling groups of icons. In the following scenes she appears to pinch, swipe and prod the pages of paper magazines as though they too were screens. When nothing happens, she pushes against her leg, confirming that ... Read more
Author: Syndicated
Posted: May 24, 2022, 12:13 am