- May 25
- My Salon letters name is "Thinking" and I twitter as "juliannechat".
MY RECENT POSTS
- Why people give money
May 17, 2011 05:21AM
- Unsolicited advice: the series
May 06, 2011 06:29PM
- Don't bleed in the water
May 06, 2011 06:06PM
- Don't wipe out your journal
May 05, 2011 01:05AM
- Acts of the Apostles / Blog
Tour de Force
April 17, 2011 06:31PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Once I was invited to a
parents+littlekids party and I
to go as
October 24, 2011 03:24PM
- “Being honest about how
complicated our OWN
money is, is
October 24, 2011 03:18PM
- “I will never forget a
study from the 40's that I
read in the
journal of the
May 18, 2011 05:14PM
- “Thank you Carl, I am
looking forward to reading it!
May 18, 2011 04:58PM
- “Part of my Unsolicited
May 06, 2011 06:34PM
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In a group discussion, I was bragging. "I know why people give money!" I said. Angel called my bluff with a friendly smile. "So, why do people give money?" he asked. I tried to give him the bullet points, but I am better at writing than talking...
Angel, this is… Read full post »
Flannery O'Connor once remarked that anyone who gives advice should spend 40 days in the desert both before and after. I agree, Miss O'Connor: it's soooo dangerous and tricky.
And yet in the past two days I've ranted uncontrollably to two different friends - on this blog! (Most of my… Read full post »
Mean people and sharks: both are excited by the smell, sight, and taste of blood. Your blood!
When a shark nips you gently - or a human says the first mean thing - the safest thing to do is pretend to laugh it off and then ignore the attacker. (If they… Read full post »
I read that you're planning to delete your journal this weekend. I ask you, I beg you, to reconsider.
Your journal represents countless hours of thoughtful writing, unique photography, and serendipitous connection. When you go to other cities people recognize you by its name. It's a precious brand yo… Read full post »
You are cordially invited to an online party for John Sundman's novel Acts of the Apostles and nine other competitors: the current Blog Tour de Force (#blogtourdeforce) sponsored by the Indie Book Collective. To support John and Acts (doesn't that sounds New Testamenty? just in time for Easter week!)… Read full post »
One moment I was kvetching with new friends about ways to make our funerals personal and realistic, and the next minute I found myself helping to organize a pilot project!
If you are in Portland OR around Easter, please join us: Dr. Carol Brownlow and some of her long time collaborators… Read full post »
John Sundman's Cheap Complex
Devices contains sentences of terrible beauty that are
also terribly funny. Chunks of it are structurally flawless.
Readers of general fiction might not enjoy the way it messes with
their heads. But for some of us, that's its strongest
I'm reviewing this… Read full post »
Reposting from brianstorms: "Was going thru a box of old papers and ran across an ad for the summer schedule at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, so I scanned it in. Some of you old-timers might get a kick out of the lineup. And check out the ticket prices.… Read full post »
I'd heard about Frank Warren's PostSecret project for years, and today (inspired by a tweet) I finally took a look. More links below!
The problem for me is the basic guideline for participating: Reveal anything - as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone… Read full post »
Browncoats: Redemption will be a fan-created-sequel to both Firefly (the TV series) and Serenity (the film), produced with Joss Whedon's implicit approval, with proceeds going to charity (so there is no copyright infringement). Redemption (premiering at DragonCon 2010) is set shortly after the events… Read full post »
Keith passed away this morning. We saw the fire truck and the ambulance pull up across the street, we saw Keith's mom ... it was awhile before we found out what was happening because, in our neighbourhood, it's Keith who finds out everything first and tells the rest of us. "Where's… Read full post »
It was the way so many of the great romances have begun: by
chance. [the others? take a
quiz.] I loved what I saw, even though I wasn't sure what I was
Yesterday, in downtown Portland, my two planned events having come to a relaxed conclusion, I was limping thoughtfully towards… Read full post »
I was writing an improv review, and thinking about how romances begin. Your challenge: name each of the great romances (book / friendship / love affair with puzzle solving overtones) that starts in something like the following manner...
It's designed to be just for fun, but if you'd like an… Read full post »
Of course I'm still madly following the World Cup, but for the record, in cycling I am all about Slipstream Sports (Jonathan Vaughters & co - follow @Ride_Argyle and @Vaughters on Twitter) who are riding in the Tour de France as Garmin-Transitions. (Note to JV: those are perfect sponsors: product… Read full post »
Link to Merrill Joan Gerber's "Why I Must Give Up Writing" (republished by therumpus.net)
My thoughts upon reading: Editors are idiots.
Full disclosure: I often work as an editor (and am doing so now).
More thoughts: (1) Damon Knight once told me, "Publishers are giant toads. Editors are wonderful pe… Read full post »
I used to be a huge fan of Jürgen Klinsmann and today I remembered one of the many reasons why. (& a bonus rant: my favourite World Cup ads!)
Klinsmann was on a discussion panel after the England-Germany game Sunday on ESPN/ABC. This is not quite verbatim [brackets =… Read full post »
Learning from failure is the only way I ever. The edges make the center possible. Thank you to everyone who has been so loving and generous, and that includes You, dear God, dear Universe.
[These didn't have to be complete sentences I hope, because my life is still in progress.… Read full post »
What’s the most (best) I can do to forge a decent relationship with other people’s children? (1) Tell the truth. (2) Keep my word. (3) Enforce the parents’ rules. (4) Report back.
Long Version. Recently I’ve had the privilege of looking after three kids in the “testing… Read full post »
Oddly enough given that I just posted about
William Kentridge, here are some videos with a similar approach
to animation - but the artist works even more quickly!
They are from Ukraine's Got Talent 2009 and I believe this woman won. If you can only watch one of them, I recommend the… Read full post »
People tell me that one of the strengths of District 9 is its South African setting: that it couldn't be set anywhere else. If you'd like to check out more work of which that could be said, here is a YouTube playlist of some of William Kentridge's videos.
Getting out… Read full post »
My favourite thought provoking post for today: SpittingKitty on health insurance.
And now on to the trivial squeeing.
I am close to some (much younger) people who are in All Time Low's Australian street team. When the band came here the street team collected mash notes and got another friend… Read full post »
Belatedly replying to OES's open call...
1. In the 70's I came up with the bon mot, "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."
2. In the late 80's/early 90's my eavesdropping skills were praised in the magazine Games.… Read full post »
Liked: more time spent on all nominees, Hugh, Beyonce, shorter running time overall.
Full note: This year I taped the Oscars while I worked (in Australia they start Mondays at lunchtime), and I still haven't totally finished watching the whole show, so this is just a note to say I liked… Read full post »
Executive Summary: "You never know!"
Long Version: My friend had purchased a leaf vacuum on ebay. The seller's directions were excellent and the vacuum was nearly new and lighter than we expected.
With the vacuum in the back seat, we were headed home, hoping to stop at a favourite restaurant… Read full post »
Highly recommended: Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water by Maude Barlow
This book is thickly packed with i… Read full post »
Julianne Chatelain's Favorites
- Jeve (aka John and Steve)
- Mary Elizabeth Williams
- Michael Hebert
- Backsight Forethought
- Colony of Losers
- Nikki Stern