Short, Sweet, and Late

Someone just reminded me my usual blog post didn’t show up this morning.

Well, I forgot. I was also busy doing stuff for Elle King’s new release, Phoenix. R left this morning, driving north to Wisconsin, where he’ll be the next four or five weeks. AND I have work to do.

So there! I’ll be back Friday with something. :) Enjoy your week!



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Revisiting the Past

Revisiting the past is something a photographer can do pretty much anytime. Pictures are memories, and I have a lot of them.

I was going through some of my photos, recalling the circumstances and smiling.

One of my oldest pictures. It was taken with an Olympus. I was scootering along one of the scenic roads outside Hudson, WI, and spotted this fisherman from a bridge. I was taken by the myriad shades of green and him standing in the water smack in the middle of it. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Author Solutions and Friends: The Inside Story

Theo Fenraven:

It’s clear companies partner with Author Solutions to make money. Isn’t that what everyone is chasing these days at the expense of integrity and honesty? Ugh.

Originally posted on David Gaughran:

ASandfriendsweboptAuthor Solutions has forged partnerships with a long list of famous names in publishing – from Simon & Schuster and Hay House to Barnes & Noble and Reader’s Digest.

Recent disclosures in various lawsuits, along with information sent to me by a Penguin Random House source, detail for the very first time exactly how these partnerships work and the damage they are causing.

Since a second suit was filed at the end of March, Author Solutions is now facing two class actions, with the new complaint alleging unjust enrichment and exploitation of seniors on top of the usual claims of fraud and deceptive practices. It also has a wonderfully precise summary of Author Solutions’ operations:

Author Solutions operates more like a telemarketing company whose customer base is the Authors themselves. In other words, unlike a traditional publisher, Author Solutions makes money from its Authors, not for them. It does so…

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Monday Flash Fic: On the Beach

11167683_376667589187001_4309960060279369281_nIt was my birthday. My friends carried me down to the beach on their shoulders, laughing and making snarky remarks about my advancing age, which was now twenty. We were all naked; why wear clothes when there were no females around?

They didn’t stop when they hit the water but carried me straight in, sloshing through the tiny whitecaps until they were balls-deep before tossing me in the air. I held my breath at the last second–tough to do, considering how hard I was snorting with merriment–hit hard, submerged, came up sputtering.

Jimmy, my bofriend, shouted “Happy birthday!,” and everyone pounded me on the back before going off to other interests and duties.  Continue reading

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Day Trip: Matlache and Pine Islands, Part 2

Today, more pics from my trip last week. There are a lot of them, so let’s get started!

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