Work Flow and Organization Habits are like belly buttons: everybody’s got one. But getting better at keeping projects, bills, calls, emails, deadlines, blogs, columns, and honey-do’s all done well and on time–at least for me–gets more complicated as life (paradoxically) gets MORE complicated here in our SILVER YEARS and the cerebral software needs more frequent rebooting. I thought I’d mention a few of these over the next little bit, as some of you may find them helpful as I have. Notezilla is the latest …

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UPDATE 2 pm 29 Jan: Thanks to 7 ad clickers, this morning’s grand total of 31 AdSense pennies jumped to more than $4 today. Much appreciated, and consider giving an occasional peek at an ad while you’re visiting the blog. I’m not in it for the money, but I’m not opposed to making my hobbies come closer to break-even. Yoo Hooo! Doh! Murphy was right: whatever you want to do, you have to do something else first. (And the corollary is also true: whatever …

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This is a topic I’ve not blogged lately, but I’ve continued to follow the H5N1 news all along. I became aware of, interested in, and concerned about the potential of this global public health issue while teaching biology at Radford in 2004 and 2005. While the tens of millions of birds who have died from it or been slaughtered because of it might not think so, the virus has been kind to the planet by an evolution toward human transmission that has been slow. …

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The latter measure remains to be seen, but hopefully, sales of SRH via a wider distribution will eventually net a bit of return. I’m in a better position to see how that will shake out, now that for the first time, my “publisher’s compensation” page on the Lightning Source site shows some books have been ordered. Here’s how it shakes out. Retail price: $15.95Wholesale price: $7.18 (at 55% discount, a pretty standard expectation)Printing cost per book: about $4My profit per book: about $3.25 This …

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This may seem a small accomplishment to some, but the fact that Slow Road is now available via Amazon.com is a major milestone for my little project. The book is also on Barnes and Noble’s webpage, and others, perhaps. This opens up a new means of getting the book before readers outside southwest Virginia even while I’ve only been reaching that audience in some small and limited way for about eight months at this point. However, being qualified as a POD book, Slow Road …

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