Wednesday, February 28. 2001
"Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole
relationships." - Sharon Stone
Rain on the roofs. Dallas is dreary. Cold and nasty. Another poet dies.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan novelist and historian Arturo Uslar Pietri, one of the world's leading Spanish-language writers, died of a heart attack in Caracas. He was 94. Uslar Pietri, who died at home Monday, influenced generations of Latin American writers. His most celebrated works included "Las Lanzas Coloradas" (The Red Lances), "El camino de El Dorado" (The Road from El Dorado), "La isla de Robinson" (Robinson's Island), and "El laberinto de fortuna" (The Labyrinth of Fortune). In 1990, Uslar Pietri received Spain's prestigious Asturias Prize for letters. For 50 years, he also was a leading columnist and political analyst for the Caracas newspaper El Nacional. He served as minister of education, interior and treasury in the 1930s and 1940s. Uslar Pietri was a member of a civilian government that was overthrown by Venezuela's military in 1945.
All my bios and this information comes from
Mason West at -firstname.lastname@example.org
His sight is pretty nice: http://www.mason-west.com
I've been drooling for days over the new Sojourn Test Site. It looks good.
News from Jeff Carter. I asked him for a short story for the new Sojourn Magazine and he responded with:
I don't think I can help you, chief. All I have are 12 chapters of an unfinished, untitled novel. But I still love your corpulent soul.
In other cool news, Alejandro Zepada, translated one of my poems into Spanish, I'm thinking of sending the translation out to see if i can break into some Foriegn markets. I will put the poem up later. It was just kind of cool seeing the poem in Spanish. <g>
By the way <g> means grin. :)
I now have a guest book. You can check both of them out.
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Feed back on my Planetary Annotations:
The following is in regards to your identification of Doc Brass' team.
I believe that the blue-suited character is more closely linked to the pulp hero - Operator 5: America's Secret Service Ace, Jimmy Christopher - than either Kolchak or the Sprit. You might want to check out http://www.vintagelibrary.com/pulp/op5/index.cfm and see.
I have enjoyed your Planetary annotations and more than a few of your other
interests. Thank you.
Todd E. Smethers
Something Funny to read:
A student, bumps into a Bot and thinks it is a real person. READ.