Once you learn to read you will be forever free - Frederick Douglass

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Good News Sites

The Obsessive Reader is thinking of you. While I continue to focus on revising my novel, I would like to share with you online news sites that may provide you with a refreshing alternative to the steaming pile of **** that passes for mainstream journalism. These sites are vastly different from  alternative media, which indulges in its own doom and gloom. You can wash down your consumption of books with visits to these sites, allowing you to remain an Obsessive Reader even as I am on hiatus from this blog. 

I offer to you my choices as follows:

1) Good News Daily - http://goodnewsdaily.com/index.php. Warning: It's very corny. 

2) Good News Network - Stories from actual news outlets. Sophisticated journalism, accent on the positive at http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/.

3)  Gimundo - Great videos, good writing to post on your FB page or email friends and family http://gimundo.com/.

4) Optimists News - http://optimistworld.com/News.aspx. Worldwide coverage, plenty of U.S. stories. Good info on the philanthropic world.

Let me know what you think!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Obsessive Writer

La Femme qui pense - Rigaud Benoit

Dear Ones,

The Obsessive Reader is now - more than ever - an obsessive writer.  I am making progress on the rewrite of my novel, and have decided to focus on completing the manuscript.  I plan to return to blogging in the summer - perhaps even before - depending on whether something transpires that I want to share with you.  In the meantime, feel free to enjoy the content here, and to access the websites and literary blogs, and past blogs.

I look forward to your comments - go right ahead and post them. I will be notified and can respond to you.

Keep reading!!

The Obsessive Reader Transformed