Blurbs, book covers, and bowling

I’m good at writing. I practice a lot. I don’t feel that I’m great at summarizing my writing, whether with teasers or blurbs or even a face-to-face description. I don’t feel that I’m great at designing covers, either, and although I know there are other people willing to do both those things for me (in…

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Focus

I’m very near-sighted. I have to wear my glasses to see my computer screen. But I’m getting older, and I have to take my glasses off to see my phone. When I started using a tablet, I found myself in exactly the wrong vision zone: too far from my face to see without glasses, too…

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Running and life

I like to run road and trail races.  They’re the perfect sort of semi-social physical activity that gets me out and about, in the presence of people who also like being out and about, without requiring any deep discussion or idle chit-chat.  It’s basically people-watching, but in motion, plus I typically get a t-shirt and…

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