Monthly Archives: March 2010

Going to Print – The Process, Future and Economics of Self Publishing

 I’ve been on the Wordclay site today. Wordclay is the print publisher (for self-publishers) that is affiliated with Smashwords, the eBook publisher I’m using. Wordclay isn’t nearly as writer-friendly as Smashwords, unfortunately. I tried to upload my manuscript, but it got stuck and … Continue reading

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The Self-Publishing Dilemma

Or, should I say, My Self-Publishing Dilemma Publishing my own book on eBooks is one thing, but publishing it in print is another. So many people have told me that they’d like to read my book, but they can’t stand … Continue reading

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Smashwords – a Thoroughly Pleasant Publishing Experience

I just sent my book to an eBook distributor called Smashwords (www.smashwords.com). It was easy to follow the instructions and work with their style guide. My book is in their premium category (accomplished by formatting it according to guidelines) and … Continue reading

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The Yenta on American Health Care

 March 22, 2012  Last night it passed, and Americans will enter an era where all are entitled to health care. It will now be a right, rather than a privilege.  But a lot of people didn’t want it.  Thirty-four Democrats … Continue reading

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Culture Shock – a running commentary

It’s been six months since my last trip to Seattle. New buildings have sprung up – mostly apartment buildings. Businesses have closed. Highways are being widened. Politicians seem depressed. I’m staying in a wonderful unoccupied-by-owners apartment in a nice area.  It’s on … Continue reading

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I Am A Criminal. Officially.

Don’t read this. It’s boring. I just had to get it out. On Monday I left early for an appointment. I took local streets because it was rush hour, which in Seattle is a nightmare. As I was tooling innocently … Continue reading

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Seattle domestic scenes

KIKO Right now I’m staying at Kiko’s house. She has graciously allowed me to stay here and is unfailingly polite and pleasant. Affectionate even, and we’ve just met. However, sometimes it’s hard to communicate with Ms. Kiko. Here’s what she … Continue reading

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Yentas visit The Bodies exhibit, Seattle

Shocking. Unbelievable. Riveting. Produces strong mixed feelings. These are my reactions to Bodies. My other feeling was regret that I’d just had a wonderful lunch of ramen soup with pork floating in it. For those of you who aren’t familiar … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Caspar’s Southern Cuisine, Seattle

  Judy and I turned into the north Seattle strip mall to have lunch at the Old Korean Village restaurant. Vegetables, rice noodles, fish, very healthy. We cruised around and parked – and then we saw it. Caspar’s. It was … Continue reading

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