Ryan Field Books On Smashwords
I almost always link to Amazon with my books, but I’m lazy about other web sites where books are sold. And I try to distribute books everywhere because I don’t like signing the Amazon exclusive with KU. I think readers and authors should have choices and not be forced into buying books in just one place.
So here’s a post about my books on Smashwords and Apple. There’s a comprehensive list of all my books that dates back more than 10 years.
Both web sites are simple to navigate.
Will & Grace Try To Recreate ‘I Love Lucy’
I’ve read countless books about the classic old sitcom, I Love Lucy. The history behind the show and Desilu Studios is absolutely fascinating, especially when you consider the fact that no one involved with the show ever thought it would become such a huge part of our culture. The writing, the comedy, and all the work that was put into this show is one of the best examples of television art in the history of entertainment. I’m not sure anyone else has ever matched it. And when you read and learn about how hard everyone worked to achieve that it only makes you respect I Love Lucy even more. I bet most people don’t even know that the famous cinematographer, Karl Freund, who photographed the classic film Metropolis in 1927, was a huge part of the I Love Lucy creation. These people were the ultimate professionals, and Lucy and Desi were no slouches.
With that said, I’m not so sure about what Will & Grace are going to do with this.
Now in its final season, the cast of Will & Grace have revealed the show will pay tribute to iconic US sitcom I Love Lucy in a forthcoming episode scheduled to air in the spring.
20 Most Dangerous Places For Gay Travelers
When Tony and I travel cross country by car to Palm Springs we never fully relax. Even though we’ve never had any homophobic incidents that we are aware of, we’re used to living in places that have large LGBTQ populations like New Hope, PA and Palm Springs, CA. So when we get into the middle of America we’re more aware of our surroundings. We think differently, we act differently, and we never let down our guards. And most of all, we never assume anything. However, this article takes gay travel to another level…a scarier level.
Depending on where they’re headed, gay travelers can face great risks. In April, the country of Brunei enacted an Islamic law making it legal to flog and stone LGBTQ people to death. And it’s not the only country to have the death penalty on the books: A few others include Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Iran. According to Equaldex, a range of gay activities are illegal in 71 countries.
Here’s a link to the full piece. They also mention a few safe countries like Sweden.