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Come to the SF Writers Conference and FREE poetry track!

Tweet   (click on picture above for information) I’m speaking on many panels at the SF Writers Conference this Feb. 13-16, plus doing the Self Publishing Boot Camp on Monday Feb. 17.  I love this conference – it’s basically a petting zoo for west coast agents, and it’s a wonderful way to get a crash course […]

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Nicholas Humphrey on why subjective experience feels “like” anything

Tweet   During my visit to the London Book Fair, I interviewed Nicholas Humphrey for the BookBaby eBook release of the 20th anniversary edition of his great work A History of the Mind. In this clip, I ask him about what philosophers mean when they say that it feels “like” something to have subjective experience, […]

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On the difference between spirituality and religion

Tweet During my visit to the London Book Fair, I interviewed Nicholas Humphrey for the BookBaby eBook release of the 20th anniversary edition of his great work A History of the Mind. In this clip, he discusses how religion is parasitic on the human impulse to spirituality. Humphrey considers “spirituality” to stem from the “mind-body […]

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On the difference between perception and sensation

Tweet During my visit to the London Book Fair, I interviewed Nicholas Humphrey for the BookBaby eBook release of the 20th anniversary edition of his great work A History of the Mind. In this clip, he discusses the phenomenon of blindsight as evidence of there being different internal pathways of sensation and perception. For Nick, […]

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Nicholas Humphrey releases 20th Anniv. edition of A History of the Mind through BookBaby

Tweet It’s a joy to be releasing the 20th anniversary edition of Nicholas Humphrey’s A History of the Mind through BookBaby.  I had the great pleasure of writing the forward for the book and interviewing him at the London Book Fair this year. Nick says that the book was the result of years of research […]

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Mama Dip’s Kitchen’s Country Baked Chicken

Tweet This has a crispy crust. 1 fryer (3 pounds), cut up, or chicken parts 1/2 stick butter of margarine, melted 3 tablespoons self-rising flour 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup water Let the chicken sit in a bowl of cold water with 2 teaspoons of salt for 20 minutes. Drain well and pour the […]

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Two Fat Ladies’ Glazed Chicken Wings

Tweet 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce 4 medium garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon Chinese chile oil 5 tablespoons honey 2 1/2 tablespoons orange juice 2 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar 5 level tablespoons Dijon mustard 16 chicken wings Mix all the ingredients, except the chicken wings, in a large bowl. Remove and discard the tips from […]

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Patti Labelle’s corn casserole

Tweet Corn Casserole 2 cups fresh corn kernels, thawed frozen corn, or drained canned corn 1 cup milk 2 large eggs, beaten 4 tablespoons butter, melted 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Preheat the oven to 325F. Lightly butter an 8-inch square baking dish. In […]

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Patti Labelle’s Over-The-Rainbow Macaroni and Cheese

Tweet Ingredients: • 5 pounds assorted greens (collard, kale, mustard, and turnip greens, in any combination), tough stems discarded • 2 medium onions , chopped • 1/4 cup vegetable oil • 2 jalapenos , seeded and minced, optional • 1 (1 1/2-pound) smoked turkey wing • Seasoned salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions: Tear […]

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Linda Evans Dynasty Corn Pudding

Tweet Serves: 12 Yield: 12 Ingredients: 4 ounces unsalted butter, melted plus additional for greasing 3 cups fresh corn kernels, ears (4-5, you can use frozen) 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream 9 ounces Monterey jack cheese or 9 ounces Monterey jack pepper cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1/2 cup cornmeal 1 (4 ounce) can […]

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