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Change Your Thinking by Changing your Inputs

Your brain is much like a complex computer. What you think about is based, largely, on what you put into that computer. Successful people are careful about the things they allow into that “computer.” With the right inputs, success is the result. So how can you go about changing your inputs? First be a knowledge […] Read more

Charity, By Len Deighton

A bloated vampire moon drained all life and color from the world. The snow-covered land came speeding past the train. It was gray and ill-defined, marked only by a few livid cottages and limitless black forest grizzled with snow. No roads; the railway did not follow any road, it cut through the land like a […] Read more

Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry

It is late September 2008 and I’m standing in the lobby of a Manila hotel where I’m attending a meeting about occupational health, safety, and environmental issues for workers throughout Asia. On a television screen nearby, polar bears are diving off a small ice floe. Later in the day, I visit the National Museum of […] Read more

Circus by Allister McClean

“If you were a genuine Army Colonel” Pilgrim said, “instead of one of the most bogus and unconvincing frauds I’ve ever seen, you’d rate three stars for this. Excellently done, my dear Fawcett, excellently done.” Pilgrim was the great-grandson of an English peer of the realm and it showed. Both in dress and in speech […] Read more

Cold Mountain

The blind man twisted a square of newsprint up into a cone and then dipped with a riddly spoon into the pot and filled the cone with wet peanuts. He handed it to Inman and said, Come on, cite me one instance where you wished you were blind. Where to begin? Inman wondered. Malvern Hill […] Read more

D R A C U L A by Bram Stoker, CHAPTER I – JONATHAN

HARKER’S JOURNAL It was on the dark side of twilight when we got to Bistritz, which is a very interesting old place. Being practically on the frontier—for the Borgo Pass leads from it into Bukovina—it has had a very stormy existence, and it certainly shows marks of it. Fifty years ago a series of great […] Read more

Daddy Needs A Drink By Robert Wilder

After months of very little repose, my wife and I grew irritable, barking at each other about everything from whose turn it was to sing, “I See the Moon” to our daughter at 3am to who – in our sleepwalking states, had placed the baby monitor in the fridge next to the long-forgotten bottle of […] Read more

Dangerous Women

“Hello, Auntie,” I said in a level voice. “It isn’t nice to sneak up behind me. Especially lately.” She held my weight off of her with one arm, though it wasn’t easy for her. There was a quality of strain to her melodic voice. “Child,” she breathed. “You anticipated my approach. Had I not stopped […] Read more

Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison

I stood in the shadows of a deserted shop front across from The Blood and Brew Pub, trying not to be obvious as I tugged my black leather pants back up where they belonged. This is pathetic, I thought, eyeing the rain-emptied street. I was way too good for this. Apprehending unlicensed and black-art witches […] Read more

Deck Of Cards By T. Texas Tyler

One evening, a platoon of soldiers arrived at a small village after a long hike. The next morning, being Sunday, several of the men went to church. A sergeant commanded the boys to kneel and after the chaplain had read the prayer, the text was taken up next. Those who had prayer books took them […] Read more