Professional student learning about computer programming. Semi-dedicated English major with a knack for odd writing. Hailing from the City that Reads and shocked at the failing education. Writing a book after years of mental preparation.
What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you.Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.
Young ballerinas put on their ballet shoes that were gifted from dancer Nathan Cheney at the Ballet Theatre’s Development Program in Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 26, 2012. The girls will perform in a production of ‘Giselle’ by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Théophile Gautier at the Nelson Mandela Theater in Johannesburg.
In Prohibition-Era Chicago, Ortis (Williams) brought the jazz, and Henry (Moore) brought the liquor, and between them they ran the best speak-easy in the city. When some shady dealers hoping to muscle in on their establishment come around, they have to be careful that nobody discovers they’re a lot more than business partners.
“There is always something to write down. Procedure is very important! This is my training. We go back over our cases, it’ll be there. Dates, interviews, every hunch, every hint! Or in our case, every unc, every int. It transpires that we have no H on either typewriter.”