|Message||If you like ask your father if the names Anna and or Mildred E. Tiedemann trigger any memories....Mostly New York city....Mildred E. married George Allen early 1900's..They came from Ireland around 1890's....Mildred E. brought into life Mildred A. Allen whom married Ned Washington lyricist...Wish upon a Star...High Noon..Pretty famous writer of lyrics. Let the wind be your guide as I feel there are no true masters only intuitive moments.......Enjoy the moment...Bob|
|Message||Really enjoyed Hour of the Wolf. Keep writing.|
|Message||G'day Mark, I enjoyed your 'Robot' novels enormously and am giving some of your 'own' work a crack. Half-way through 'Realtime' which is excellent so far. |
|Message||interesting post about the teaching position. I myself am ABD - I simply stopped caring and never bothered to go the distance and defend.|
Several years ago a friend of mine at one of the Big 3 local universities called me in a panic - they had lost their "associate professor" for a masters course on a niche subect. A niche subject of which I am considered a local "expert". They called me, I said "sure", they printed the syllabus and everything and sent me a huge packet of forms to bring in the week before classes were to begin.
When they found out I had never bothered to waste the the case of paper and $400.00 on robes, they summarily dropped me as "unqualified". Too bad for them, as they have yet to be able to fill that particular course's teaching slot. Apparently there are *no* experts who are qualified for their (abysmally poor) program.
Be proud you stayed away from schools. They only teach you to conform, not to think. There hasn't been a "thinking university" since CCNY became CUNY - RPI & certain areas of MIT excepted.
I saw that you are friends with Darren Patrick from The Journey, the church I attend. I'm virtually positive we went to Roosevelt together, especially because of your interest in photography, which was basically our point of contact back then. And you kinda look like Mark would look after 30+ years! Thought I'd say hi and was curious how you know Darren. Sounds like things have gone well for you.
|Message||Hey Mark, just googled you and found this site. Will be looking for your books now.|
Heather (from The Bug Store)
|Message||I enjoyed your photography, Mark. I didn't know about this side of you! V|
|Message||I got a copy of Mirage at the CCMWG Write Direction workshop in Columbia in October 2008. Reading it was like going home. Thank you for prolonging the existence of the robots, and Aurora, and just everything.|
|Message||Hi! just finished reading Aurora. Enjoyed it very much! Wonder if there ever going to be any continuation to the saga?|