Earth Day, Every Day: It starts with you!

Earth Day, Every Day: It starts with you!

Spring is a time of renewal and regeneration, not just for the human spirit but for nature as well. A time to begin anew… As you take a look around, ask yourself what you can do to make your environment and the planet a better and healthier place to live.[…]

by × April 13, 2016 ×

Precious Stones: The Art of the Short Story

Precious Stones: The Art of the Short Story

Think of bood red rubies, depthless emeralds, knife- sharp obsidian: these set into carefully worked settings, a filigree of delicate silver, a cup of gold, a band of carved wood. Much like the aching and precise work that goes into making a unique bed for a polished stone, the short[…]

by × April 4, 2016 ×

Gardening Books for Fun and Profit

Gardening Books for Fun and Profit

Gardening seems to have been around since 10,000 BC.  That’s when historians believe people first started to enclose outdoor spaces to keep out animals and marauders.  Today we may only have to enclose our gardens from pets and the mail man but we are still gardening.  I remember when I[…]

by × March 14, 2016 ×

Bienvenidas! The Vanguard of Mexican Women Writers

Bienvenidas! The Vanguard of Mexican Women Writers

We’ve heard of the great Latin American writers of the 20th Century, from Borges to Bolaño, to Fuentes, García Marquez and Vargas Llosa. The list goes on and describes some of the most interesting and celebrated talent from major countries in the Northern, Central and Southern corridors of the Western[…]

by × February 19, 2016 ×

Winter Kills

Winter Kills

The holidays have passed (finally), the days of binge eating and over indulgence have necessarily waned. We’ve moved inexorably into the dull days of winter, the short, dissipating days of rain or snow, or just watery, cold sunlight, drifting up out of the mist of morning and disappearing with no[…]

by × January 25, 2016 ×

Post Break Blues: Back to School (Again)

Post Break Blues: Back to School (Again)

So, you’re just in the process of enjoying your break for the holidays, or for spring, or for summer or for whatever reason you’ve removed yourself from the craziness of school, and then that prickly sensation hits: the first day back is quickly approaching! Aside from groaning and shoving your[…]

by × December 14, 2015 ×

Crafting Unique Gifts

Crafting Unique Gifts

It’s that time of the year again. No matter what religion or philosophical idea you subscribe to, chances are you’re looking to provide some kind of gift for someone this month. So have you ever thought about “crafting” this year’s holiday gifts? In a world of chain stores and brand names where the[…]

by × December 4, 2015 ×

Escape to Other Worlds!

Escape to Other Worlds!

Our own world can be so difficult, our daily lives bombarded by stress and anxiety. We’re connected to the Net, we’re stimulated by TV, we’re beaten down by global news. Somewhere something needs our attention and we give it, perhaps too freely. It would be nice, wouldn’t it, to travel[…]

by × November 4, 2015 ×

The World of Anthology (Portmanteau) Horror Stories

The World of Anthology (Portmanteau) Horror Stories

Alibris is excited and honored to feature the following guest post from author Jasper Bark. For those of who love horror fiction, October is an exciting month. In the run up to Halloween we engage in all sorts of personal rituals, such as draping our homes in spooky decorations, making[…]

by × October 26, 2015 ×