Marion Dane Bauer
LITTLE DOG, LOST Trailer
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Life is a gift.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Gilly Hopkins
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Running out of stories I want to write . . . but it doesn't seem to be happening.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. But and and.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. The one I have. I wouldn't choose another.
August 04, 2015“Only in the insanity of corporate America can nonviolent animal rights activists be charged as terrorists while a white supremacist who gunned down African-Americans in a South Carolina church is charged on criminal counts. Only in the insanity of America can Wall Street financers implode the global economy through massive acts of fraud, causing widespread suffering, and be rewarded with trillions of dollars in government bailouts. Only in the insanity of America can government leaders wage wars that are defined as criminal acts of aggression under international law and then remain, unchallenged, in positions of power and influence. All this... see more
July 22, 2015I am not a poet, but I do love to write verse.
I don’t make that distinction out of false humility but out of reverence for poetry and for those who create it.
July 22, 2015
“Every artist joins a conversation
that's been going on for
before he or she joins the scene.”
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July 22, 2015[I]f you are interested in the neurological impact of reading, the journal Brain Connectivity published a paper "Short- and Long-Term Effects of a Novel on Connectivity in the Brain." Basically, reading novels increases connectivity, stimulates the front temporal cortex and increases activity in areas of the brain associated with empathy and muscle memory. If you want to read the whole article, it is available at the National Institute of Health.
—Jennifer... see more