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Last Call for Entry Suggestions!
lj10mod wrote in lj_turns10
We're closing in on a rough table of contents for the book and this is the last week for open entry suggestions. 11:59 p.m. PST on February 25 is your last chance to suggest any and every excellent entry (remember that entries should be the author's original content and written in English). Things we're particularly interested in: entries from individual journals (it doesn't have to be your own); entries from the early years (1999–2000); and entries from the very, very recent past (i.e. 2007 and 2008).

Previously I left a suggestion for the site and I noticed people leaving links to stories. So... I'll go with the crowd. This is a link to my site:


The story on that page was a dream I had. Written from my point of view. It's short so it will take like 5 minutes to read.


This is a post about the recent presidental election and how things will work out the way they're supposed to.


This is a little conversation between various brain cells in my body that took place January, 2008 as I contemplated exercise and losing weight in the new year.

Kit has a great entry here that talks about race relations in America from Rodney King through OJ Simpson and Tookie Williams that lays it out in a really readable way - it's must read materail for anyone who wants to learn more about why we're the way we are - despite living in "Post racial" America!

A sample:

Those riots came out of our collective despair. As I sat in the safety of my living room in Toronto, Canada, I felt a kinship with American Blacks that I had never felt before. I watched my people break windows; burning, pillaging, raging against the sky and the tears ran freely down my face as I said aloud to my empty room, “I can’t believe my people are doing this.” But I did believe it. Because I too, knew that rage. I too wanted to hurt, to tear, to rend - to rage impotently against the knowledge that there was no justice for us, that there would never be justice for us, that there was no reason to hope. THAT was why we rioted after the trial of the police officers who beat Rodney King. Because we’d just been told we were unbelievably foolish to hope. And when hope dies, what is left?


Miracle for supergman

these journals began aug.19th 2008 when our 8 year old son was diagnosed with a brain tumor that was sitting on the brain stem. As you can imagine, our worst nightmare had come true. The journals begin with a crisis, they show endurance and hope in the middle, and a miracle in the end. Now that we are on the other side of it, we thank God our son had a brain tumor. Had he not, we would not have seen that miracles of God STILL occur today. So many read the journals and were inspired to pray for him and to send it out to their circle of friends to join with them in prayer. For that, we are grateful. superg's mom


About a vacation: http://welfy.livejournal.com/2337794.html

Remembering my father five years after he passed. I chronicled my dad's sickness and death throughout my LJ: http://welfy.livejournal.com/2561321.html

How LJ and RL are different:

An erotic find at a church bazaar:

And if he doesn't get a chance to post it, this is very well-written:

though i've been on LJ in one form or another since 2001, the only entry of mine i could find that seemed worthy of submission to such a project was this one here, which i posted after daylightsparks suddenly passed away. it was a surprise to find that i did actually have an entry that approached summing up what LJ has meant to me, why i've loved it since i joined, and why i hope i'll never leave.

An Example Of How Live Journal Makes You Think

outside the box, or perhaps off the page. This link takes you to

a story from Cauldronkitty for the Brigit's Flame Contest.


she drew inspiration from her life and a card in the Tarot for it.

my belated suggestions

tried to do it yesterday, but apparently in wrong spot, so i'll try here. sorry for belated reaction:) here are my blog entries from the last year, that i'd like to suggest for most memorable and meaningful contest :)

paperclip thought

One Luv, One Gov

what is it abot Chicago?

on spirituality

some days are fine and dandy

middle of the road, or plague on both your houses

on benefit and harm or unchecked control over media

a colateral benefit of sex change

misread on newsmax.com

the strangest bedfellows ever

how things turn out opposite to what they were meant to be

Good And Bad (And completely Ridiculuous in American Life :)

an observation

Teens say darnest things

A thought on the hot-burning political issue
http://spikeyapples.livejournal.com/746.html (this last one, though a year old and my first in lj, seems to be more hot-burning now than ever, with all these statemsnts by Eric Holder, New York Post cartonns etc. :) sadly enough, i gotta say


This is basically what all LJ entries should be like. Short, to the point, and contradictorily sparkling. Dentists = SPARKLES OF DOOM.

(No wait, this might just be the epitome of my journal. Ah, well, I liked it.)

Edited at 2009-02-23 08:42 pm (UTC)

A very personal, but necessary post on battling depression.


In case you're interested, I'm over this now and blaadyblah are back together, so all's well that continues to be well. :-)

Thanks for sharing! If you'd like this entry to be considered, please unlock and repost before the deadline.

Here's my entry about my favorite SF convention (May 2008):

And my entry about a blogging panel at the convention (June 2008):

Mostly I post about books, movies, TV series, writers, poets, etc.; here's one about some interesting books that looked interesting from my SF Book Club mailing: http://pagadan.livejournal.com/13467.html

Here's the last of my entries that I'm submitting (I'm pretty sure). It's about buying books. (Buy now! Buy often!!) Btw, I'm sorry I repeated interesting in my first post. Yes, I should have edited it. (I was...)

Anthology Recent Entries 2009

These two are my own and favourite and from this year! Use them :D!
Searching In Stone 23-2-9

I graze my hands on stone as i grapple for understanding.
I cut and bleed, bashed and scratched on stone ears, stone words and stone thoughts.
But If they are stone, surely i am also stone? Why would this not be the case?
But i scrape! i cut! I bleed from my mind!
But they cant hear me. They cant even see me.
So I lay bleeding in utter confusion.
They are stone. I am not.
The Cobbler 18-2-9

People don't always have the right shoes to walk where im walking. But ive seen some pretty good knock offs though. In the store, you wouldn't know the difference! But just try and get someone to walk in them, and see how far you get. I wish i was a better cobbler.