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"determine who you are"

Happy birthday to sneezythesquid! I hope you have a fantastic day and many, many more, my friend.

A few notes of interest...

In Literature News

* The Guardian offers a list of the Top 10 Dystopian Novels for Teenagers.

* Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday, the first Native American recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature and the Oklahoma Centennial Poet Laureate, has received the U.S. National Medal of Arts, the highest national honor for artistic excellence.

* Spokane and Coeur d'Alene author Sherman Alexie has won the National Book Award for his novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian.

In Media News

Can't Take The Sky is a new radio station for those who enjoy the music of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity: folk, Firefilk, filk, Asian, soundtracks, music about space, science fiction songs, etc. It's Browncoat radio!

Ask yourself how you would like to be known. Don't let yourself be determined by others. And this is especially true where young people are concerned, because everybody wants to determine them. And they have very few defenses against that. So I say, for God's sake, you know, don't let other people tell you who you are. If I had let people tell me who I was, I would have dropped back there somewhere. Determine who you are, and don't let anybody else do it for you. That's the best advice I can give a young person.
- N. Scott Momaday, 2001 interview


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Nov. 17th, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC)
Hooray for Momaday!

(I suddenly want that on a t-shirt, lol)

Also... Can't Take the Sky is awesome. Thanks for the link. :)
Nov. 18th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
"Hooray for Momaday" would make a most excellent shirt.

I'm really excited about discovering "Can't Take the Sky." The music is great! I hope you enjoy it, too.
Nov. 18th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Can't Take The Sky is a new radio station

Awesome. My favorite 365 stations have all gone premium lately so I'm looking for new ones. Even though I'm not a Browncoat yet...
Nov. 19th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
Yay! I hope you enjoy it.

So, are you open-minded about possible conversion to Browncoatism? Because I'm open-minded about proselytizing. :)
Nov. 19th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
I know what I want to be I just hope that I have what it takes to get there.
Nov. 19th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
I have no doubt that you do! (((FG)))
Nov. 19th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
I just love this quote. I looked him up on Wikipedia. What an interesting man! I believe I must obscond with this for my Journal.

Yayyy for browncoat radio!
Nov. 19th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you love the quote! Momaday is an amazing writer and man.

I am loving this Browncoat radio. :) Great icon, BTW!
Nov. 26th, 2007 11:11 am (UTC)
Hijacking this posting to say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" :))) All the best for years to come!
Nov. 26th, 2007 12:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! *hugs* :)
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