Each resident will be given a private sleeper car, equipped with a desk, a bed and a window to watch the American countryside roll by for inspiration. Routes will be determined based on availability.So Amtrak actually did it; they created a writer residency program. Fans of writing inside a moving vehicle for thousands of miles, this program is for you.
Shake off your hangover, sweetheart, and start writing.
This is journalism in a nutshell.
There is no law in this country against being crazy. If somebody is delusional and even flagrantly psychotic, unless they’re an imminent danger to themselves or others, there’s nothing anybody can do.Clinical and forensic psychologist Laurence Miller • Discussing the situation with the South Carolina mom who attempted to drive her minivan (and her three children) into the ocean earlier this week. Ebony Wilkerson was taken into custody for a mental evaluation on Thursday, but she wasn’t taken in for one on Tuesday, after her sister expressed concerns to police. Police checked her out and found her lucid. Two hours later, she drove her vehicle into the ocean off the coast of Florida.
I was scared the Drill Sergeants would ask me why I wasn’t eating, or assume I was a privileged teen acting picky. I didn’t want to be noticed. Then, something struck me! It was as if that little light bulb turned on. I said to myself, “Whatever struggle you face here, no matter how difficult it is, remember that the animals on industrial farms have it worse. Remember that labor camps in North Korea are worse. Remember who you are and what you vowed you would never do is still a part of you today.” It was difficult, but I never let a piece of meat touch my paper tray ever again.What It’s Like To Be Vegan In The Military, The Dodo