Monday, June 23, 2014

A Monday's Thought; Where Imagination Takes Hold

The position of publishing literary works differs so much today.  Everything is digital, bound books, not dinosaurs yet, but with each passing day takes a step to extinction.  Heavy book bags a thing of the past, e-readers carrying thousands of books at your finger tips, the vogue.  Only one problem, what happens with a long term power outage, yup grid hiccup illiteracy...

Still the aspects of reading and opening the mind exist, without all the weight.  Read a page, close your eyes and transport yourself to realms which limits are that only of your mind.  You preset the direction, conception, the interpretation of the writers word and travel to the expanse of your imagination.

The new E-readers open up the ability for seeing impaired to grasp once again the vision of the scribe, back lighting, font sizing, ah the wonders of technology...

Myself, with sun filtering I take to my pontoon, with cooling hydration material and the latest work of my favorite authors, float across the waters of Ackerson Lake, enjoying page after page as the sounds of the wave lap against the pontoons, no wind can blow my pages, no water spray to ruin my reading time with ink running down the pages...  A auto-hold when time out is taken, page marked without loss.

Oh how the old, love the nuances of the new, this is a new trick this old dog has learned and so enjoy's.  Please take a moment and share a comment on what you like best in reading and where does your best reading place lie.  My wife's, is lying in front of the fireplace, was book in hand, now Kindle.

Till next time, enjoy the moments spent reveling in the words of poets and scribes, may they take you beyond the scope that dreams can dream.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Land of the Teller of Tales, Welcome to Chef Willy's Den...

Chef Willy wants to build a following beyond that of "Wild Thing" and "Boo", outside the confines of his kitchen from the southern shores of that lake they call Ackerson..  Expanding from culinary delights created to enhance the senses of taste and smell, to that which triggers ones mind to ponder, cooking up food for thought whose basis is that of which he reveres.  Chef Willy always looking for ways to expand his touch, his influence, has taken a page, from a literary sense, to a desire of feeding the mind from recipes of the written word.  New Age to the Classics, Fiction to Non-Fiction, authors of note and acclaim, to those new scribes who are still fighting obscurity, their style and legend still maturating as their talent comes to the forefront.   

This blog will be Chef Willy's vehicle to bring short stories and books of this electronic age to you, along with, those technological marvels that brings both reading and home libraries to a size slightly smaller than a notepad, whose ability to transform reading, with back lighting, text sizing, and audio capability to enable comfort to all whose eye sight might be waning with time or those whose birth right is that of the computerized age.

Chef Willy's Den, a porthole to the Electronic Literary World, will prepare pathways for you to follow, balancing reviews of new works, access to classics and best seller lists, to all the gadgetry that marvels the reading public this day and takes all readers, of whatever level or age, to heights never dreamt when "The Chef" was a younger man..

So as this blog unfolds and posts are placed through time, we will travel this path through the literary land, exploring the ageless glory of the written word, from parchment to the Kindle, the stories live on..

Thank you for visiting my Den, please come back and peruse, enjoy, and let the written word take hold of your imagination and traverse your mind to places only poets and tellers of tale have traveled.

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Till next time my friends, time to get back to the kitchen and get my culinary on...  Smiles are always on hand from Chef Willy on the southern shores of the lake they call Ackerson...  So if smiles are in need, you know where they can be found...  Peace Y'all

Bill "Chef Willy" Ong