Cuba FYI

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Cuba is home to over 11 million people and is the most populous island nation in the Caribbean, as well as the largest by area. Cuba has a 99.8% literacy rate, an infant death rate lower than some developed countries, and an average life expectancy of 77.64. In 2006, Cuba was the only nation in […]

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Book Publicity 102

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The good news is that my debut novel Blue Rubber Pool was published by a small traditional press versus self-publishing… The bad news is that the Advanced Reader Copy was rough as hell and late going out for distribution to book reviewers on whom authors depend upon for the breath of life. That means not […]

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Book Publicity 101

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I’m FINALLY starting to get book reviews for Blue Rubber Pool and thank GAWD none are bad. So far. It’s not easy reading the signs. Will my debut novel fly or flop? Some say it’s the work of a genius (well, okay, they said they liked it. A lot). Others quit taking my calls. So […]

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Jonesville History: Henry of Eisentown

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Jonesville History Lesson: Napoleon B. Eison, prominent Jonesville citizen in the 1800s and Confederate veteran, was so attached to Henry, the horse he rode during the Civil War, that he had him buried in his front yard. Wondering if anyone in our Eisentown community has found him yet… # # # — Tim Bryant Surf […]

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What part of woof don’t you understand?

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This far into fall most of the persimmons have dropped from the big tree 70 feet out from my office’s private “crow’s nest” balcony on the third floor at Pineapple Hill. Still, sometimes a deer or two drop by looking for stragglers. At 5:00 a.m. this morning, walking our pound pup, Jack, we went out […]

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Blue Rubber Pool Excerpt # 589

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ON THE MONEY TRAIL, THE BOUNDARIES AND RULES HAD WAY TOO MUCH WIGGLE ROOM …WE WERE ONLY HUMAN. What is guilt if not a hidden window to your soul? An over-tired or under-medicated reaction to whatever was stuck to the flypaper we call “memory.” Little things became large. Happy things became sad. Good things—evil. Monsters […]

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Book Review: The Drunkard’s Walk

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I came home from the used book store with a copy of The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives,  a New York Times bestseller by physicist and author Leonard Mlodinow. It’s about the role of randomness in everyday events, and the cognitive biases that lead people to misinterpret random events and stochastic processes. For […]

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The Tuesday Morning Woody: Concordia Yawl

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  No. 37 of 103 built, Yankee is a wooden yawl built in 1956 by Abeking & Rasmussen of Lemwerder, Germany, for Concordia Co. Inc. In 2007, 2012, and 2015, Yankee earned “Outstanding Preserved Classic Sail with Auxiliary” trophies at all three International Antique Boat Shows at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY. Details at YachtWorld

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My Green Acres Way of Life

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Married people say to singles “so when are you setting the wedding date?” Parents say to newlyweds “so when do you plan to have kids?” And newcomers to the boonies tell their buds back in the city “you should move to the country.” It’s a “join the club” kind of thing. “Feel our pain” and […]

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Going Native (the soul of a whelk)

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I’ve worked with over a hundred different entrepreneurs, company presidents/CEOs and VPs of Marketing and such and, in my opinion, the best of the breed (the ones that were not only most successful but also happiest, even-keeled and in it for the long haul) understand that sometimes you have to go sideways in order to go forward.

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Cool People and OpenCPN

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I began using the Internet when was just light green text on a dark background—no graphics—reminding me now of equipment submariners use. Primitive by today’s standards but it kept me in touch with people and information I depended on for my work. As the ‘net developed and offered more purposes and became accessible to more […]

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