A Q&A with SURVIVAL SKILLS author Jean Ryan

Q&A with Jean Ryan, author of SURVIVAL SKILLS: STORIES Q: How did you come up with the idea for this book, and how long did it take you to write it? A: These stories were written over a period of several years. As they began to gel into a collection, I was able to understand …

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An easy way to move files from your Mac (or PC) to your Kindle

When I tried out the Kindle Fire,¬†the first thought that occurred to me was How do I easily get documents onto it? Of course, any book, song, or movie I purchase from Amazon is automatically downloaded to the Kindle — and made available to my Kindle app on my iPad and Mac. But what about …

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Protecting the environment is, for some, a life and death battle

In the US, we see our share of environmental battles. But more often than not these battles are waged in courtrooms and in the media. In poorer countries, these battles are waged on the land itself, with few witnesses, and they are increasingly fatal. According to the group¬†Global Witness, activists and locals who are simply …

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To Celebrate the Human-Animal Bond, a Museum is Born

Since awakening to animal rights issues I’ve been steadily reading books that document the evolving (and too often tragic) relationships between humans and animals. And while books have a role to play in opening our eyes, there are so many other avenues to explore. Which is why I was thrilled to discover the Animal History …

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