Monday, May 3, 2021

Episode #85: Love And Marriage, The Married With Children Version

A day late but not a dollar short. Today's post is brought to you by Sunday, whose first name isn't Billy, and by Monday, which is not the color Blue.

Believe it or not, I'm not flying on air, but this year I will be celebrating my 32nd year of wedded bliss.

When I'd first got married, computers weren't really that big of phenomena that they are today, cell/smart phones did not exist, and payphone calls were still a nickel.

Now, computers are splitting time with tablets, the cell phone is now a smartie phone, and if you can find a functioning pay phone, by golly you are BMOC (no matter what your gender may be).

Today's post features yet another successful fishing expedition to the archives of Cedar's Mountain. The post of choice is a little children's not-so-innocent views on the subject of marriage. From the very last post of December 2012, here is the post entitled Kids And Marriage

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Episode #84: It's Here!.....Or Is It?

So I finally got the four part manuscript back from the formatter this past Friday, and I can't be more happier to get these bad boys {two of them at least} up and published.

For those of you wondering why I said "four", it's because I received four distinct manuscripts for my money.

1} PDF: for print.
2} Word: in case I want to publish it on Smashwords or some other site that does Word.
3} Epub: for those who take the e-pub format, like KDP.
4} Mobi: which is the format that KDP used to take/prefer.

I say "used to take" because Amazon/KDP decided to phase it out and take e-pub, docx or KPF formats for e-books.

Anywho, it'll take me some time in coming days to get everything properly situated and uploaded, since the last time I had uploaded any book was 2018 for this book, and things have changed a lot in the proceeding three years with Amazon self publishing.

I also have to contact my graphic designer to let her know what the trim size is, what the page count is and most importantly, what I want for a blurb on the cover.

Should be an extremely fun couple of weeks to get everything uploaded, so were looking at a May release date.

And then, we get to start the process all over again with the writing of yet another trilogy (or more) for publication. 

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Episode #83: It's Spring Time! And You Know What That Means....Lawn Mowers!

Unlike the song "When It's Springtime In Alaska", where the ending is sad, the ending to "When It's Springtime in Connecticut" is positively frustrating. 

You know what I'm talking about. I'm talking about sling blades, mulching, electrical shock treatments from sketchy spark plugs, lots of gasoline vapors, frayed electrical cords and very, very bad Tim Taylor lawn mower driving.

Yes, we all hate it, and we all would love nothing more to turn our yards into an oasis of wildflowers, but sadly in most towns that isn't allowed.

But, believe it or not, there are some people who still wonder why we just don't do exactly mentioned previously. Please enjoy the following conversation between St. Francis of Assisi and his Father Superior.

From the June 24, 2011 Cedar's Mountain blog post entitled, God On Lawn Care.


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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Episode #82: Polishing Up On Your Translations SKills


You may see three dogs chillin' on the couch w/o a care in the world. Because of this post, I see three representations of ineffectual middle management. You know the kind I'm talking about. Those who have but one kind of obsolete skill set that no-one else can do or want to do, so they hang around and around and around and around, ad nauseum.

Any who, today's post features a post from our first blog Cedar's Mountain, and it features the type of skill that that those ineffectual middle management types just might be good at.

Help wanted ads.

Now because these peeps are so good at their job, they developed/polished/refined their own unique language that they created specifically for the classified advert market. Today's post will be about helping you polish up on your translation skills so that when you cone across an advert on whatever digital medium that you use, you'll be instantly be able to tell whether or not you need to run in the opposite direction of that particular company.

From the Cedar's Mountain blog archives, I bring you the February 19, 2012 post entitled, Understanding Job Advertisements.

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