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A Fresh Perspective…

As the saying goes, A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way.  I figure, in these crazy times, we could all use a little perspective. Here’s a fresh perspective for you all the way out t0 1027 power. Click on the image, then click on the Start button, and then move the slider if you want to be amazed! Yeah, I know–you know I’m a sucker for these things! : )

universe scale

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By | 2016-10-24T09:56:29+00:00 April 8th, 2012|Life, Nature, Web Wanderings|2 Comments

Amazon.com — Readers Want You to Re-institute the Down-Arrow Button Next to Customer Names to See Review Totals at a Glance!

Calling all fellow book lovers who buy from Amazon! I’d like to ask for your assistance.

Maybe you’ve noticed. Maybe you haven’t. But Amazon has removed the ability to view how many reviews a reader has contributed by deleting the “?” button next to the reviewer’s name. What this valuable little button used to let us do, was to see at a glance (simply by hovering over the arrow, without having to leave the page) how many reviews each reader had written. This was an important tool in helping us determine how many of any given author’s friends were asked to stuff the ballot box, so to speak.

For example, if a book only had all 5-star reviews (usually too good to […]

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By | 2016-10-24T09:56:33+00:00 September 4th, 2011|On Writing, Web Wanderings|0 Comments

When You’re in Need of Inspiration

All creative types run into creative blocks at one time or another — that’s a given.  But what we do to break through those blocks can vary from person to person.  When I’m stuck, I look for people and ideas that inspire me. And, often, I don’t need to look any further than TED. Take a look and listen to this guy, Shea Hembrey. Unbelievable.

 

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By | 2016-10-24T09:56:33+00:00 July 31st, 2011|Life, On Writing, Web Wanderings|1 Comment

Wanderings — Pandora Radio

If you haven’t discovered Pandora Radio yet, you’re in for a treat. It’s an internet radio station that lets you pick the songs you want to listen to. From your selections, through their Music Genome Project, the radio will add additional songs similar in quality to the ones you’ve picked. It’s a great way to find new artists and great music you might not otherwise come across.

Here’s what Pandora has to say about itself:

Since we started back in 2000, we have been hard at work on the Music Genome Project. It’s the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken. Together our team of fifty musician-analysts has been listening to music, one song at a time, studying and […]

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By | 2016-10-24T09:56:49+00:00 November 18th, 2007|Web Wanderings|8 Comments

Wanderings — Worst Analogies Ever Written

I am often asked to play the role of book doctor for writer friends whose manuscripts need a little work. I am able to keep charging through, because at least I haven’t come across any of these! If you need a good laugh, go ahead and click.

Here are just a few of the gems awaiting you.

They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan’s teeth.

He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at […]

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By | 2008-05-15T16:18:11+00:00 August 4th, 2007|Funnies, On Writing, Web Wanderings|6 Comments