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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” John Wooden

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Frankly, I find some of the challenges more difficult than others. Perhaps I over think it, don’t get it, resist it, fight it, or dog-ate-my-paper-it = make excuses for lingering over it. Maybe I get lost in the details because of the perennial student that lives in me. You know, the eternal student who dreams about running to a test in all 15 or so versions we’ve heard. But, I do meditate over them and ask for guidance to help me learn from the challenges. So this one is about the little things we miss or might miss in the big picture. The tangled branches above serve as a rest stop and hangout for the birds in our yard. I leave bits of bread on the balcony rail and they help themselves. That little Blue Jay is a regular. Even in our own tangled lives, there is always hope, always helping hands… a way out.

“I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details.” Albert Einstein

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Yes Einstein, I agree but God is in the details too. Lately, I’ve been challenged and it’s the small gestures that have shored me up and kept hope alive. This blogging community has been a blessing and I thank you all. It’s easy to write great testimonials about profound changes and miracles that happened in our lives, but it is the daily miracles that keep us alive. The shots of the installation above were taken at Storm King. The huge black piece is by Chakaia Booker and is called Foci; the center of activity that interests us… It is made of tires and steel and while it looms over the terrain in a scary way, up close it has softness in the shredded tires. That softness is in us too. More below

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Musings: A Room Of Our Own…

“We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won’t do harm – yes, choose a place where you won’t do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.” E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

Musings: A Room Of Our Own...

Musings: A Room Of Our Own…

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At some point in our lives, we crave a space of our own; a feng shui certified room with a view of the ocean, huge bay windows, a thriving English garden below and enough light and sun to balance the space. It’s a room where we can convene with our muse, create masterpieces and recharge our batteries. It all sounds wonderful but the reality is something different.  A few have a dream space exceeding my description. Some of us have rooms of our own that might have a few of what I listed above. Others have space within the home; a nook or corner table placed strategically against a wall and used for billing rather than writing.

In my college days, the picture above fit perfectly and any serious writing projects had to be completed in the library. I still crave my perfect space but for now, perhaps like you, an ideal room of my own exists in my mind’s eye.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful for the writing space I share with my cat. He jumps around and tries to distract me, and the birds and deer drop in looking for food… Below, I found a picture of a room that might work, but it’s missing crucial elements from my list. What might that be? More below.

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The pBook vs eBook: Dial D For Dilemma…

“Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.” Sydney J. Harris

Writing Challenge: Dial D For Dilemma...

The pBook vs eBook: Dial D For Dilemma…

Paperback — nothing beats opening up a brand new book or rummaging through a bookstore. 75.77% (294 votes)
ebooks — you can get new books in a flash and bring multiple reads with you everywhere you go. 24.23% (94 votes)
Total Votes: 388 ( Results of WP Daily Post Poll)

Writing Challenge: Do You Prefer pBooks or eBooks?  The written word has had a long and varied history. Whether we look at the earliest scrolls from the 2nd Century AD or the oldest surviving book – the Derveni papyrus from 340 BC, or the modern day ebook first published in 1971, what stands out is that the written word is here to stay. The dilemma is in deciding if we prefer to read pBooks (physical copies) or eBooks (electronic copies). I grew up in a household filled with books. They were a lifeline in a sometimes challenging world, and I passed on the love of books to my kids. I love reading and I love books.

Naturally, the joy many of us derive from reading begins with the hard/soft copy; it speaks to the tactile sensation we get from holding a book, the thrill we feel leafing through the pages, marking where we stopped, smelling it, sharing our books, and/or creating a library of books we plan to donate or give away some day. I have an extensive library of books from around the world, and I still buy physical copies of new, used, and collectible books. But, I am not adverse to eBooks and have some in my collection too. When I checked the WP poll above, 75% of WP readers still preferred reading physical copies… However, I must add that a decent number of WP Bloggers left comments that they liked both and would have appreciated a third poll option which wasn’t provided. So where do you stand on this topic? pBook or ebook?

Somewhere in the world there is an epigram for every dilemma.” Hendrik Willem Van Loon

Writing Challenge: Dial D For Dilemma...

The pBook vs eBook: Dial D For Dilemma…

1971: Project Gutenberg is the first digital library
1990: The web boosts the internet
1993: The Online Books Page is a list of free ebooks
1994: Some publishers get bold and go digital
1995: Amazon.com is the first main online bookstore
1996: There are more and more texts online
1997: Multimedia convergence and employment
1998: Libraries take over the web
1999: Librarians get digital Ebook History by M. Lebert

Do you love the convenience of eBooks, or the texture of paper? When I read the Daily Post prompt, my first thought was “Why choose?” I like both; hence the dilemma. When we consider the history of the pBook and hold it up to the genesis and rapid growth of the eBook, something becomes apparent; the eBook has the potential to become a strong contender as the preferred choice of the future. Why?

For starters, aside from its tactile limitations, it offers a number of conveniences: eBooks save shelf space, we can download hundreds of books on an eReader and travel with ease, we can delete, replace and purchase new eBooks from the comfort of our home, and because there are no physical stores, the pricing is cheaper and time/cost of travel is eliminated. Finally, the ebook has given many people a quick way to become a published author. If you never imagined getting a traditional publishing house contract, the eBook will make your publishing dream come true pretty quickly. So what’s the beef? More below!

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