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@Jaxonpool:  ‪ Courtney Lewis discusses La Mer • Skylar Spence, Steve Mason, Sufjan Stevens • Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, Issue 550 •

Saudi Executioner Thinks He Pulled Something In Shoulder During Last 10 Decapitations, from The Onion, Jan. 7 ↓

AL MUZAHIMIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA—Complaining that he must have “tweaked it pretty good,” Saudi executioner Khalid al-Faraj told reporters Thursday that he thinks he pulled something in his shoulder during yesterday’s last 10 decapitations. . . .  continue reading

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Jacksonville Symphony Music Director, Courtney Lewis, discusses the the fourth Masterworks concert of the 2015-2016 season, from Jax Symphony PR, Jan. 4 ⇓

Courtney Lewis — Alt link

Music from August’s List:  ‪Skylar Spence, Steve Mason, Sufjan Stevens x Gallant, Memoryhouse, Queen of Jeans ⇓

Music videos from August’s List — Alt link

pic4 copyAugust’s List: Music videos uploaded within the previous two weeks. This site fundraises for the DLC Nurse & Learn in Murray Hill.  Watch & listen

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panned“A YEAR AT THE MOVIES: 2015” (Dec. 31). Panned Review, by Jacob Lusk. Film reviews by a Jacksonville movie-reviewing fiend and English teacher. Read

crip2“We The Weaklings” (Jan. 2). Smart Ass Cripple, by Mike Ervin. Expressing pain through sarcasm since 2010. Voted the World’s Biggest Smart Ass by J.D. Power and Associates. Read

calvinsstory“Everything’s going to be okay” (Jan. 4). Calvin’s Story, by Christy Shake. Epilepsy & beyond: a mother’s journal. A mother’s journal of the anguish, grief, joy, and triumph shared with her chronically ill son. Christy and Calvin live in Maine. Read

MaggieWorld“New Year, New Endeavor” (Jan. 4). Maggie World, by Sally Coghlan McDonald. Normalizing the abnormal.   Read

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pic2 copyNEW: “BELLA LINA BATH” (Dec. 14), by Becky Gibson. Somewhere in the City: People, places, and happenings in Jacksonville. This site’s goal is to help ignite the growth of a proactive community. Read

OnTheBlink“Mind on the Shelf.” On the Blink, by Emily Michael. Considering how my light is spent. Blog posts, music reviews, and published articles from a blind writer, musician, and Jacksonville English instructor. Read

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p1 copy The Talon Review: Clawing at Craft (Fall, 2015). Stories and poems by Katie Cavanaugh, Alice Shinkos, Leonard Owens III,Jacquelyn Meisburg, Phillip Wenturine, Alonzo Byas, Richard Sell, Trevor Walsh, Gina Olson, Catherine Tatem, Stuart Dybek / Tyler Norris, Cassie Hottenstein, Sarah Boyko, Andres Fernandez-Morrell; The Talon Review

p copyHomesick Redux: The 2nd Fiction Fix Novella Award goes to Homesick Redux by Daniel Coshnear. Read it here online for free for the first two months, or buy a copy now at Lulu for $6.95.

“Homesickness attacks the lungs first…” Daniel Coshnear takes difficult matters of the heart and weaves a beautiful nonlinear storyline through the life of Reggie, a young husband and father, whose mother is dying. To put one’s finger on home and what causes homesickness, the sadness that causes us to long for someplace that will make everything better. Come to find out home is love. And “love is a two-stroke engine” of perfect compression and combustion with a great deal of exhaust and fumes in the mix. A delight to read.” —Raleigh Rand, author of Brightleaf: A Novel

gargoyle copyEat & Gargoyle Magazine: A Jacksonville literary magazine published by Mark Ari: “I’m delighted to announce a new EAT Release in collaboration with Gargoyle Magazine. Gargoyle, based in Washington D.C. and edited by poet Richard Peabody, is one of the longest running and most respected independent journals in the country.” Read
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Mudlark, edited by Dr. William Slaughter. This is an electronic journal of poetry and poetics. Dr. Slaughter is Professor Emeritus of UNF’s English department. Read

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