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Dan is the Bram Stoker-nominated author of Plague of Darkness, Solomon’s Grave, and the critically-acclaimed Margaret's Ark. Writing as G. Daniel Gunn, he released Destroyer of Worlds and the novella (written with L.L.Soares) Nightmare in Greasepaint (Samhain Publishing),. His short stories have appeared in Cemetery Dance, Shroud Magazine, Apex Digest and many more. He and his family live in New England.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Amazing New Anthology Out Now!

My zombie story "Two Fish To Feed The Masses" is now appearing in an amazing charity anthology called RAGE AGAINST THE NIGHT, edited by Shane Jiyaiya Cummings, and featuring not only my story, but stories from Stephen King, Peter Straub, Jonathan Maberry and dozens of others. All to raise money for writer Rocky Wood. See the blurb below for more info and click here for your copy: http://www.amazon.com/Rage-Against-the-Night-ebook/dp/B006P18LM2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325021066&sr=8-1:
"Under the onslaught of supernatural evil, the acts of good people can seem insignificant, but a courageous few stand apart. These brave men and women stand up to the darkness, stare it right in the eye, and give it the finger. These are the stories of those who rage against the night, stories of triumph, sacrifice, and bravery in the face of overwhelming evil.
"All proceeds will be donated to Rocky Wood, author and President of the Horror Writers Association, who is battling motor neurone disease."
The full table of contents (in order of appearance) is:
· The Gunner's Love Song—Joe McKinney
· Keeping Watch—Nate Kenyon
· Like Part of the Family—Jonathan Maberry
· The Edge of Seventeen—Alexandra Sokoloff
· The View from the Top—Bev Vincent
· Afterward, There Will Be a Hallway—Gary A. Braunbeck
· Following Marla—John R. Little
· Magic Numbers—Gene O'Neill
· Tail the Barney—Stephen M. Irwin
· The Nightmare Dimension—David Conyers
· Roadside Memorials—Joseph Nassise
· Dat Tay Vao—F. Paul Wilson
· Constitution—Scott Nicholson
· Mr. Aickman's Air Rifle—Peter Straub
· Agatha's Ghost—Ramsey Campbell
· Blue Heeler—Weston Ochse
· Sarah's Visions—Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
· More Than Words—David Niall Wilson
· Chillers—Lisa Morton
· Changed—Nancy Holder
· Dead Air—Gary Kemble
· Two Fish to Feed the Masses—Daniel G. Keohane
· Fenstad's End—Sarah Langan
· Fair Extension—Stephen King
· Rocky Wood, Skeleton Killer—Jeff Strand

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Margaret's Ark Kindle FREE for next few days

Hi, everyone - For next 4 days the Kindle version of Margaret's Ark is FREE (part of a special promotion Amazon is running).

http://www.amazon.com/Margarets-Ark-ebook/dp/B005BR27XA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1324479799&sr=8-3

Check it out and if you haven't bought it yet, this would be a great time - aside from being free it'll also bump up the book's ranking on Amazon (under "free books" as I type this it's almost broken the 200 mark) and be a great promotional tool. Get the rest of the world to notice it. :-)

Thanks
Dan

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Destroyer of Worlds - Coming January 2012

Corey Union's world is about to end.

Around every corner and in every shadow lurk the inevitable signs of the coming doomsday.

He moves his wife and daughter to a new home, safely nestled in the woods… but nothing is what it seems in this man’s world.
Elderly sociopath Hank Cowles and his little dog take a deadly interest in the Union family.
Beautiful recluse Vanessa believes she is Corey's only chance for survival, even if saving the man means destroying his family, and his sanity, forever.

Destroyer of Worlds, coming next month in paperback and ebook.... stay tuned

Thursday, December 01, 2011

What's been going on?

Well, I began National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO) in earnest, hoping to make a short 50K word novel out of my short story "Two Fish To Feed The Masses", but life, and my slowly-dying writer's block got in the way and didn't get far. However, I liked what I saw and think my next novel will still be, FEED THE MASSES, so yea: I'm going to write a Zombie novel. What will come of it, I don't know. Not much in the way of responsive publishers out there these days. There are a few publishers left, just none that ever reply to any correspondance. :-)

Which brings me to what I did do the rest of November: finished final edits on my novel DESTROYER OF WORLDS, which I guess is a way of returning to my pure horror roots. This one is dark, but pretty kick-ass if I do say so. I even have a cover for it. Will I release it under the Other Road Press moniker? Probably, since - see above non-responsive industry. But if I hope to sell more than a couple dozen copies, I'll need to really hunker down and market it. It's got a wider audience, being more convential horror, so we'll see.

So, more on that as I try to get this blog updated more often. And try to get my muse back into friggin' action so she doesn't wail in despair from the cellar of my brain while I procrastinate cleaning the bathroom instead of writing. Down, foul laziness, up, strong writing muse, rise from the ashes.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I Like a Church With a Good Sense of Humor

Not that I needed proof that my church has a great sense of humor, but I stumbled across this youtube video of their Men's Retreat promotional video from 2009.


(Sorry could get the video to imbed, some setting preventing it).


Monday, October 31, 2011

Film Review: IN TIME (2011) Now Playing


My review of the new science fiction film IN TIME starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried is now posted at Cinema Knife Fight. Check it out.

Monday, October 17, 2011

New Flash Story "The Linguist" Online

Italian magazine/anthology Queen Anne's Resurrection, edited by Alessandro Manzeti, has released its newest: Journey IV with my flash fiction (very short fiction... I mean 500 words, short) story, "The Lingust," along with stories by Michael Laimo and Benjamin Kane Ethridge. The Italian version is now online at:
http://postonero.blogspot.com/2011/10/queen-annes-resurrection-viaggio-iv-il_17.html.
The english version is available at:
http://postonero.blogspot.com/2011/08/queen-annes-resurrection-journey-iv-sea.html.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Win a Free Mug!

Congratulations to Linda Gunn and Jane Stanton, winners of the mug contest!
A free mug? What, no car? Nope, haven't got the budget, and you'd believe that if you saw my car. OK, so, I want to get early October sales of Margaret's Ark going stronger with a quick little contest. I'll do more as I think of them. I have two mugs: one with the cover of Margaret's Ark, and one with Das Grab des Salomon, the German edition of Solomon's Grave. I could have done the English version but for now let's keep the German because it looks great on a mug. The Margaret's mug is an over-sized one, SG's is regular sized. Here's how you can win it in the drawing I'll do in a couple of weeks:


Buy a copy of Margaret's Ark (print edition for $12.99 from all major retailers, or for only 99 cents (for a limited time!) the Kindle version from Amazon, Nook from Barnes & Noble, iBooks version from the Apple iBook store or iTunes, or all versions for the same price from Smashwords, and just let me know. For each purchase, you'll get one ticket. (If you already bought a copy just let me know.)

Leave a review on any of the sites, good OR bad, I don't care, and get another ticket.

Leave a book review on any non-retail review site or Goodreads and get another.

In Two Weeks, October 15th, I'll draw a name. First places gets their pick. Second place gets the other one!

Go to it! And Thanks!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Review of ABDUCTION now at Cinema Knife Fight


My review of the new Taylor Lautner film ABDUCTION is now showing at Cinema Knife Fight!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Reading / Signing at Princeton Public Library Thursday 9/15 7:00

Hi, everyone. As a reminder, I'll be reading from Margaret's Ark, discussing the art of writing and signing books (I hope!) at the Goodnow Memorial Library in Princeton MA this Thursday starting at 7:00. I hope to see some of you there! Always fun.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Interview with deCompose: Faith, Culture and Composition Now Up!

I was recently interviewed by Mike Duran, proprietor of the wonderful website deCompose (part cultural blog, part personal website). Part One of the interview is now posted.

We discussed the overall state of the publishing industry, the blending of faith and spirituality with ficiton and horror, my new novel and its publishing vehicle Other Road Press, and a host of other topics. We're also giving away a signed copy of Margaret's Ark. Check it out - not just my interview but his earlier posts. Always very insightful, objective discussions on writing & faith, and how the two can live together in the same house. :-)

New Review for Margaret's Ark at Terrorflicks.com!

Sheri White has posted a fantastic review of Margaret's Ark up at the website TerrorFlicks.com:
http://terrorflicks.com/news/fangtastic-read-review-apocalyptic-thriller-margarets-ark

Read the entire review above. She closes with:

I couldn’t put this book down. Although somewhat spiritual, “Margaret’s Ark” is a scary look at what might end the world someday. This is not God’s will, but he won’t stop it, either. Mankind is on their own, and nobody is truly safe. Believers and non-believers alike will perish in the coming apocalypse. Only those who board the arks have a chance at survival -- and is that really a good thing, considering what happens to the Earth?
Dan Keohane, a finalist for the 2009 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, has taken a different approach to the usual religious apocalypse stories. God may not be the cause of the global disaster, but he still has a hand in the outcome. And you don’t have to believe in God to live, you just have to make sure you are on one of the boats. This is not the Rapture -- this is a natural disaster that will change the world forever.

:-)

Friday, August 12, 2011

First Review for Margaret's Ark

The new novel has its first review, a five-star from Kevin Lucia at Shroud Magazine's review site. I'll give the condensed version here, skipping a lot of the beginning stuff on the nature of how I published the book:

...a quality work of fiction, written by a professional who knows his stuff. A gripping story about the power of faith, but also a frightening portrayal of that inevitable conflict that must erupt – because we're human and flawed – between those who would choose to follow their faith unswervingly, those who follow it only for selfish reasons, those who fear and do not understand faith's power...and those who ultimately reject it.

Solomon's Grave, Keohane's first novel, proved a solid debut and earned him a Bram Stoker nomination for “Superior Achievement in a First Novel”, however Margaret's Ark is Keohane's best work to date. Though it moves slowly and takes time building its tension – and build tension it does – this novel is the mark of an experienced craftsmen. The characters are varied and engaging, prompting genuine sympathy in the reader.

Keohane manages to walk a fine theological line, also. His story is original and well-written, not a shabbily veiled religious allegory, but it shouldn't prove too radical in regards to doctrine. His success is that he does what spiritual fiction often fails at: he focuses on the human element, how humans deal and grapple with the difficulty – and demands – of faith. Margaret's Ark is published through Keohane's own, self-styled imprint, Other Road Press. Time will tell if he'll release other works through this venue, either his own or of other authors. In any case, not only is it a fine novel, but the book itself – its craft, its formatting – serves as a rare example of self-publishing's promise for the future.


Monday, August 01, 2011

Margaret's Ark Now Available!

Hi. I'm happy to report that my new novel, Margaret's Ark, is now available from Other Road Press! You can get a copy in print or ebook pretty much everywhere now. Before I get into what "Other Road Press" actually is, here's the full poop:

How to order:
Trade Paperback Edition:
274 pages
ISBN-10: 0983732906
ISBN-13: 978-0983732907
Price: $12.99

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all major online retailers (or through special order for the moment, at any of the remaining brick & mortar stores)

Kindle & Other eBook Editions:
Price: only $ 2.99
Kindle available at Amazon
All Other ebook versions including Nook, iBooks, etc are coming to their respective outlets any day now, but you can get them right now in any format you want from Smashwords.com, again for only $2.99



What’s it about?
The blurb reads:
On April ninth, thousands of people wake from the same dream, angels instructing them to build a biblical ark in their front yard, or the town square or little league field. Anywhere, to prepare for the worst natural disaster to strike the world since the days of Noah. A widowed California high school teacher risks everything to build a boat in the sixty days she is given. A homeless and self-proclaimed prophet of God preaches across Boston's waterfront, unaware that he is not alone in his visions. A young priest is torn between the signs around him and the skepticism of his Church.

In the end, only thirty people may board each boat. As the world slowly comes to grips with events unfolding around them, they must weigh their own faith in the exceptional and identical visions of so many people. The skies are clear, without a hint of rain. But if the dreams are true, something terrible is looming on the horizon.

What is Other Road Press?

The publisher, Other Road Press, is really just me. Yea, this is what I'm calling my Grand Experiment. It's said that "money should always flow to the writer," and I agree with this sentiment, but most authors get paid such a small pittance for royalties, if they ever get paid at all, and bear the brunt of the responsibility for marketing and sales. While there are plenty of fantastic small presses out there, I decided with the tools at my fingertips - and the technical knowledge on how to use them - it was worth taking a shot at the publishing role, once, without paying ridiculous rates to a self-publisher (that's the other extreme I don't care to venture into). Other Road Press is me - formatting and distributing a novel myself using the tools out there today, as many other writers are beginning to do as well, for no real cost but a serious commitment of time, a commitment we as authors are mostly responsible for, anyway, regardless of which publisher pumps out our books.

Whereas Margaret's Ark was well-received by some pretty significant editors over the course of its original marketing effort, none could ever decide where to pigeon-hole it genre-wise. Part suspense, part horror, part religious/Christian fiction, it never fit neatly into the secular or religious sectors. Taking risks is usually not in the larger publishers toolbox. Still, while I continue to write, and market my work to the ever-dwindling number of major publishers, I wanted to give this little puppy a home.

Out of this, Other Road Press was born (I had to come up with a catchy press title, and my first choice "Scary Monkey Press" was a cool name, but didn't really fit for a title like Margaret's Ark). This book is one of my favorites and which, I feel, epitomizes my recent style of blending themes of faith and suspense. It's a quiet novel, based on my original short story from way back titled "Lavish" (if you want to know which magazine, Nick Kaufmann can tell you). Ever since the story was published, I'd wanted to back up and tell the whole story, hence the novel.

If I ever decide to open up Other Road Press to other authors (which I'm not right now, but who knows what the future holds), this would likely be what it would focus on, probably: finding a home for novels where the characters struggle with everyday, and/or supernatural, experiences, while still swearing and spitting and praying and getting disemboweled, depending on the story of the moment. Right now, though, it's just an experiment, a vehicle to get one of this quiet, suspenseful novels off my shelf and into readers' hands.
Go buy it so I can pay Andrew's new tuition bill. :-) And let me know what you think. Spread the word!

Thanks

Friday, July 29, 2011

Coming Soon


Next week, in fact: Margaret's Ark. Both in print and ebook. Stay tuned. If you see it anywhere, don't buy it yet. When all media are ready, I'll send the word out. Maybe we can give it a Grand Beginning, get thoseimfamous rankings kicked into high gear. Long story behind this, and what it's imprint Other Road Press is all about. Soon. Wait a week. Almost soup. :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Annual Wheels & Heels Against MS!

From my brother Paul Keohane:

As many of you know, my sister Anne and I have participated in an annual event to help raise money to fight the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis.

After a shortened mileage last year, we return to the full 50-mile journey. This year's event will be my ninth and Anne's seventh and our resolve remains unwavering. MS is not taking a rest this year so neither are we. We will continue our fight, determined as always to reach that day when MS is but a memory.

Our 3-day journey begins in Hyannis on Saturday, September 9th and takes us again through the bike paths and streets of Cape towns such as Brewster and Orleans. We look forward to another challenge, alongside the many wonderful people we meet along the way as well as the tireless volunteers who cheer us on.

Multiple Sclerosis is a frightening disease that affects the central nervous system. The symptoms may be mild (such as numbness in the limbs) or severe enough to cause blindness or paralysis. The severity and specifics of the symptoms of MS can't yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are giving hope to those affected by the disease.

Your donations to the National MS Society not only helps fund vital research, but also goes towards helping people, like my sister, with their day-to-day struggles. To give you a recent example of their aid, just this past Fall the Society helped ease the financial burden of a ramp Anne had installed at her new condo. This ramp goes from her parking space all the way to her front door.

As in the past, there are two ways you can donate. No amount is too small.

* The fastest and most convenient way would be to visit our web site at
http://www.wheelsandheelsagainstms.com/ and then click on mine or Anne's name.

* You can also mail a check to myself or Anne, making it out to The National MS Society.

                            Our addresses are:
Paul Keohane                                         Anne Murphy
2 Jillian Rose Dr                                     13 Apache Way
Oxford, MA 01540                                Tewksbury, MA 01876

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

John Skipp Needs Your Help!

Fellow horror writer and all-around cool guy John Skipp is rallying the community of zombie lovers everywhere to raise money for a privately funded film project he is putting together, and needs to raise a certain amount by the 21st of this month! Check out this link:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1676362079/john-skipps-rose-the-bizarro-zombie-musical  For a very entertaining video explaining the project. He's hoping if enough people donate even $1 or $10 they can raise the funds, and so far it's working. $10 gets your name prominently displayed under the Special Thanks in the closing credits. Anyway, check it out, it's a hoot.

Monday, July 18, 2011

My Review of HARRY POTTER and the DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2





My review of the final act of the Potter film series, HARRY POTTER and the DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 2 is now up at Cinema Knife Fight. Go see, read and enjoy....

Friday, July 08, 2011

Our 48-Hour Film Project For Your Viewing Pleasure.

OK, so a few weeks back we all gathered, first at Ned & Gloria Utzig's house then at mine for filming, for the annual Mad Ned Productions' entry into the NH 48 Hour Film competition. Filmmakers gather around New England and at 7:00 or so Friday evening, find out the requirements for their film, which they then have to Write, Film, Edit a 5 - 7 minute film and Deliver it in person to NH by 7:00 Sunday evening. To make sure people don't film ahead of time, the organizers randomly draw the Genre for each film, as well assign everyone a specific character name and occupation, prop to use, and a specific line of dialogue.

The character: Shorty or Sharon Cook
Occupation: politician
Prop: watch
Line: Be True To Your Word

The characters and prop don't need to be the main focus, but they HAVE to be in there. Mad Ned Productions drew HORROR as our genre. We all sat around (about 12 of us) and came up with a story, then they sent me to a corner to type out the screenplay. As always when filming, the screenplay that was saved on Friday was only a guideline by the time we were done, because scenes were changed, dialogue added, by necessity, but overall we kept to the original story we'd all conceived of as a group Friday night.

One location (with short car scene), very few actors, made for more chances at clever filmmaking. Kudos to Andy for going under water in the pool for one quick shot, and of course young Micky for being a sport in the infamous bedroom and bathtub scene, as you're about to see.

And Linda volunteered me for the role of Lover Boy.... it's not my fault. It's not. My acting debut is below, as embarrassing (to my kids at least) as it is. I didn't suck too bad, though. But the others, wow, just wait. Very cool.




Wednesday, July 06, 2011

German Anthology PAINSTATION



Austria/Germany's Michael Krug has published my short story "Living by the Highway" as "Amelia" in the German-language anthology of stories PAINSTATION. It's appearing along with stories by Brian Keene, Ronald Malfi and many others. Check it out... well, if you speak Deutsche. Or even if you don't. Could make a great collector's item!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

My Review with Mike Arruda of TRANSFORMERS is up at Cinema Knife Fight







Hi, everyone. My review, written with Michael Arruda, of the over-the-top TRANSFORMERS, DARK OF THE MOON (2011) is now posted at Cinema Knife Fight. Enjoy...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Kindle & Nook Story Collection now on Amazon and BN



Necon eBooks' e-version of my story collection Christmas Trees & Monkeys is now available for only $2.99 directly from Amazon via your Kindle or from Amazon here, or via your Nook or the BN site here. Of course, you can also order directly from the publisher here. Again, all author proceeds go to the MS Society, so spread the word!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Christmas Trees & Monkeys Now Available as an eBook!

My first short story collection, Christmas Trees & Monkeys, Collected Horror Stories Volume 1, is now available as a Kindle, Nook, what have you, ebook from the fine folks at Necon eBooks! With brand new cover art by the venerable Kelli Jones, the collection is much the same as the original, with minor tweaks in some of the introductions, but for the low price of 4.99, can't beat it. Also, as with the print edition, 100% of author proceeds will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Right now the book is available direct fron Necon eBooks, but they'll soon be available directly from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I'll let you know when they are, but note that we make a better profit if ordered directly from the publisher (who emails you every ebook version directly, which is pretty cool).

OK, let me know what you think.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Sitting in Darkness

A friend of mine and fellow townie Bob Bois has a cool blog called Sitting in Darkness where he's been posting short, flash fiction pieces daily (or mostly daily) on the website. Highly recommend taking a visit over, very cool pieces and worth a visit. His site is at http://sittingindarkness.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Review of ONDINE at Cinema Knife Fight



My review of the Irish film ONDINE is up at Cinema Knife Fight today. Not my best review, I meandered way too much off topic, but it was a great film. :-)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Horror Street Interview Online

The Italian online magazine/blog Horror Street has an interview with me. I'd thought it was going to be in Italian, but no, it's in English, so if you're interested, check it out at http://postonero.blogspot.com/2011/02/horror-street-interview-with-daniel.html

Some good questions. Thanks to Allesandro Mazetti for the interesting questions and taking an interest!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

SANCTUM in 3D - My Cinema Knife Fight Review



My review of the 3D movie SANCTUM, the one where James Cameron's name is tossed about like a ship on the ocean, is now appearing at Cinema Knife Fight. Check it out, man... check.. it out.....

Friday, January 21, 2011

Great Time Wednesday in West Boylston

Had an awesome night Wednesday moderating a panel with Tracy Carbone and Morven Westfield at the Beaman Memorial Library in West Boylston. Special thanks to Mark Baldi and everyone at the West Boylston Arts Foundation for sponsoring the event.
Pictured above: Me, trying to give picture-taking instructions (which invariably ruins the pose, lol) holding Solomon's Grave, Tracy Carbone holding her novel The Man of Mystery Hill and Morven Westfield holding her vampire novels Darksome Thirst and The Old Power Returns.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Reading / Panel Discussion tonight!

Reminder:

Morven Westfield (Darksome Thirst, The Old Power Returns), Tracy Carbone (The Man of Mystery Hill) and I (Solomon's Grave, Christmas Trees & Monkeys) will be taking part in a reading, signing and panel discussion on using local settings in their works of horror for the West Boylston Arts Foundation in Massachusetts, tonight, Wednesday, January 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the West Boylston’s Beaman Memorial Library. All are welcome and attendance is free. Learn more about the WBAF at www.wbaf.org. For directions, visit http://www.beamanlibrary.org/directions.html

Monday, January 10, 2011

Some Life Lessons for the New Year

My friend Martha sent this out as an email, and a lot of you have probably read it recently or in the past, these emails have a way of traveling the e-globe, but it was pretty cool, so I thought I'd pass it along:

Some life lessons to read once a week.

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. (This may or may not be true, of course, but doesn't really matter.)
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.  It is the most requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more: "

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come...
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Books Read in 2010

Nick Kaufman posted his books read in 2010, and I thought, hmm, yea, well, I should do that ... then the list will be here and I can reset my "Books read in 2010" to the new "Books Read in 2011" list.. I know, it's complicated, but let's just go with it. So without further ado...

Books Dan Read (whether or not I actually finished them is another story) in 2010:
(most recent first)