Monday, November 10

If I were the Devil - Remember this was first broadcast in 1965



"If I were the Prince of Darkness"


Long time radio newsman/commentator Paul Harvey created the original of this homily around 1965. This one is probably from about 1996. It was updated as the years went by and therefore versions of it vary over time. It is a warning to America about its own decay.


J.K.Rowling - Writing For Grown Ups 2012 and Denise Wesley?

Hi, my name is Don and I'm 81. I never read a Harry Potter Book. My soul-mate Denise, read all of them [In English] even though she is a French Canadian Lady. After 45 of Marriage she left and divorced me. She also left the Catholic faith.
So I wonder what Harry gave to her!

Published on Sep 30, 2012

Harry Potter is one of the most successful publishing phenomena of our time, selling 450 million copies. Its success has transformed author JK Rowling from an impoverished single mother into one of Britain's richest women. Since The Deathly Hallows was published in 2007, Rowling's fans have been desperate to know what she was going to do next. The answer is The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults with some very grown-up themes. The expectation and pressure are enormous.

Although most details are shrouded in secrecy, it is known to be set in the idyllic fictional English town of Pagford, where tensions gather around a local election which follows the death of a parish councillor. James Runcie meets the notoriously private writer in her hometown of Edinburgh, where she finally reveals the exact nature of the novel, with exclusive readings and in-depth discussion about its ideas, characters and inspiration. Rowling also discusses the pressure and pitfalls of following up the biggest literary phenomenon of a generation, describing how she finally moved on from Potter and the challenges of making the leap to writing fiction for adults.