The ease with which the self-publishing platforms now enable aspiring writers to upload their work is mind-boggling. The only thing standing between you and being on Amazon are a few mouse clicks. Gone is virtually the entire delivery system that defined the traditional publishing business for generations. Trees don’t need to be sawed down, trucks don’t need to go to and from warehouses filled with freshly printed books, stores don’t need to occupy valuable space that could house another Starbucks or fast food joint. It’s a brave new world we’re writing in; the old rules are dead and the sky’s the limit.
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I have this continuing fascination with Food Trucks. One of the interesting aspects is the battle with City Hall and the struggle for permitting and permission. You would think that you could drive where you wanted and sell sandwiches. Nope.
Even when the city likes something, it sets up barriers. And charges fees.
Redistribution of wealth rather than emphasis on its creation is surely a symptom of aging societies.
Great Ideas, from Lifehacker
My camera is fixed! If you need repairs or other work on your digital cameras – I highly recommend Archinal Camera Repair. It is located in an old storefront in old Downtown Richardson.
It isn’t cheap – repairing complex electronics and delicate mechanical devices never is – but they do good work and are pleasant to deal with.
- Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
- The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M Cain
- The Long Goodby by Raymond Chandler
- Pop. 1280 by Jim Thompson
- Give Us a Kiss by Daniel Woodrell
Do you remember this song from “Kill Bill”? It was originally done by Cher, and was written by Sonny Bono.