I know…I’ve been REALLY slacking on the original post front and this one is not going to make up for all those missed opportunities to connect with my followers.
That said, here’s my quickie update:
1. Moving…yes, I’m moving soon. Lease here in Rockville runs out on June 15th and I’ll be moving about 20 miles east to Laurel. Coincidentally, it’s almost the same mileage to work (25-ish) and probably about the same time…though a more direct route that does not have me taking a scenic tour of our great nation’s monuments (I can see the Capitol dome from my desk).
2. Writing…always and in many forms. In addition to writing web content at work, I come home and write for my screenwriting class. Needless-to-say, I’m about a week behind in my homework, but moving is task #1.
3. Relationship…starting a new one. More about that as things (hopefully) develop further. So far, I’m liking it much better than any I’ve had in over a year!
4. Spiritual practice…the last class before our summer break is Saturday. Not ideal, as I need more time to pack…but…this is too important to skip.
I’m sure there is much more I could say about all the above, obviously time is a huge factor. Figured, if I made this a “quickie”, I’d thrash it out in a few paragraphs, hit PUBLISH, and pat myself on the back.
Special thanks to the couple of bloggers who I reblog…providing most of my regular content! Peace and more soon…promise!
Officials and a Native American tribe in Washington state are offering $13,750 for information leading to the conviction of whoever killed four bald eagles near a lake last week, according to local media.
Authorities tell The Seattle Times they suspect the bald eagles were shot from the trees and dropped into a Snohomish County lake, where their bodies were found floating. The incident occurred east of Granite Falls, the Herald newspaper of Everett reported.
“I’ve never seen anything like this in 11 years…it’s egregious,” Sgt. Jennifer Maurstad of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, told NBC station KING of Seattle.
If you purchased e-books from Amazon or other vendors in the past few years, you may see a little extra money in your store account — thanks to a $69 million settlement of a price-fixing case brought against major book publishers by state attorneys general.
Amazon has emailed customers about the refunds, which will likely be 30 cents to $1.32 for each e-book purchased between April 1, 2010, and May 21, 2012.
Take note: Customers of other companies that sell e-books will also get refunds.
Related eBook News: Amazon CEO: Kindle Sold ‘At Cost’
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confirmed analysts suspicion that the company sells its Kindle at cost, saying “we want to make money when people use our devices, not when they buy our devices.” RJ Hottovy, Morningstar analyst, and Todd Haselton, TechnoBuffalo.com, weigh in on Amazon’s strategy.
ScienceDaily (Oct. 7, 2012) — Researchers at Uppsala University have, together with Brazilian collaborators, discovered a new group of nerve cells that regulate processes of learning and memory. These cells act as gatekeepers and carry a receptor for nicotine, which can explain our ability to remember and sort information. The discovery of the gatekeeper cells, which are part of a memory network together with several other nerve cells in the hippocampus, reveal new fundamental knowledge about learning and memory.
A quick note to say that I was shocked to find that so many months have flown by so quickly without posting. It’s easy to get caught up with the day-to-day events of ones life, but that is an all-too-easy excuse!
Finally, I have penned a brand new post, a new article, which will become part of the next book. The Lost and Found book is still being polished; stay tuned for upcoming events and news as to its upcoming publication.
Time flies…fun or otherwise! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, so I figure that I need to some words in here that aren’t being captured as part of my regular Facebook and Twitter updates…
Time flies…fun or otherwise! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, so I figure that I need to some words in here that aren’t being captured as part of my regular Facebook and Twitter updates (140 words are easy to crank out while running around).
After four months of looking for my next position, I’m still waiting to see whether I land a strong opportunity in Virginia. Luckily, I’m already in the process of closing out my lease at an expensive suburban Maryland apartment complex. Not only is the rent high, but it doesn’t include utilities or parking…so, I hadn’t figured just how much outlay that was going to be before signing a year-long lease last June. Needless-to-say, I will know ‘better’ when I go looking for my next place…perhaps in Northern Virginia, if that’s where I’ll be working. I’m not one to like to save a little money on housing, just to spend it sitting in my car on a long, crowded commute!
Another update will be forthcoming as my move and potential job opp shape up, but in the meantime, stay connected to me on my other social networking sites for any news.