dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 12:25 pm
@edgarblythe,
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Let the festivities begin.
Ed I am continually amazed by the hilarity of a typical a2k thread and heartily congratulate all you guys

And Ed, I too take that same med for the sore knee. Doubtlesds we come from the same sort of seed
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 12:28 pm
@ossobucotemp,
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I simply do not understand
Me neither Oss, about bumps, friends, etc

Quote:
i thimk, therefore i an...
Phil I could come to love you if the expr din't sound so sick....

Incidentally, according to a2kware 'din't' is a word

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I am not as much a thinker as a reactor
Ed I am blown apart
...most fun this thread in many weeks
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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 01:07 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

I am not as much a thinker as a reactor. Smile


Keep on thimking but Hold the nukes
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 01:37 pm
@Ragman,
As Peggy Lee said, "Let's keep dancing. Break out the booze and have a ball." We can peek out from the bunkers two years from now. If there have been no nukes by then we well might survive.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 01:55 pm
@edgarblythe,
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It actually tells a story
Mine did too, Ed. It describes the Universe

Thanks again for the kink link to 'I Think,' in the pink (wink)
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 02:09 pm
@dalehileman,
The majesty of the universe, encompassed in a monosyllabic text of what, 7770 words? I am beyond stupefied.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 02:46 pm
@edgarblythe,
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7770 words?
Nah, no offense Ed, but that's 77,000

At risk of being expunged from a2k, I am [email protected] so if you like I'd fwd a passage or two
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 03:02 pm
I sent an email. I have to confess, it sounds more simplistic than Tonto talking to the mysterious masked man. "Me go to town. Buy salt."
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 03:12 pm
@edgarblythe,
Aha! thanks Ed, I'll go there right now
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 04:30 pm
@dalehileman,
Ok I sent a few passages Ed, so didja getem
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 06:00 pm
@dalehileman,
Yes. I just came from examining your email. It's not the total disaster I anticipated. Still, I can't see a publisher becoming enthused for it. You could self publish for free, if you can follow the directions correctly at, and google, Lulu publishing.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 06:21 pm
@edgarblythe,
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It's not the total disaster I anticipated
I'm flattered C/C, remembering the lack of enthusiasm from various pubs

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√and google, Lulu publishing.
Thanks most kindly for the sugg
Will they pub just anything at all free, how exactly does that work

Lazy as I am
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 06:42 pm
@dalehileman,
They expect you to provide a manuscript already corrected and in the format they specify. Their software is different since I fooled with them. The books are made available through at least Amazon. Not sure if anybody else. But promotion is up to the author. You do not have to do this, but you can pay somebody to edit a manuscript and you can pay somebody to publicize your book. I have never paid anybody for these services. It has been probably over ten years since I self published, so the only way to know for certain is to go to their site and actually see for yourself.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 06:56 pm
Let me guess, it will be a Journey to the End of Keystrokes.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 07:14 pm
@ossobucotemp,
We are having chicken fajitas tonight. First time in a long time. Now that the holidays are past I have been getting back to my previous routine. After a cup and a half of coffee, I blend 6 tablespoons of 2% cottage cheese with three tablespoons of flax oil, mix it with two tablespoons of freshly ground flax seeds, topped randomly with different compositions of fruit salad, nuts optional. An employee of the store where I buy the seeds said she might be eating the seeds too, but she didn't know how to grind them. "I just pick out how many I want to eat and drop them in the blender," I told her. Seems silly to invest in a nut grinder. After two hours I do some alternative stuff. About one PM I have something simple and try to remember to take some supplements. Dinner is unrestricted, within limits. Some of it is to compromise for my wife's wishes. Sometimes we make pies or buy Marie Calendars (sp) to bake.

The cottage cheese/oil blend is anti cancer and infarction directed.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 08:16 pm
I just saw an odd news article. Odd to me. Mars candy company is buying a chain of veterinarian hospitals, which is the same chain Rocky uses. Not odd because of Rocky. But it is hard to link their interests in my mind.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 10:27 pm
@edgarblythe,
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go to their site and actually see for yourself
Thanks Ed for that report. Have you by the way actually sold much of that self-pub
TomTomBinks
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jan, 2017 10:53 pm
@dalehileman,
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the answer to life, universe and everything...42!



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Tom that's a fine even number and I like it but eg it's evenly divisible by only six (excluding of course 1 and itself); whereas 36, tho smaller, has seven such


Dale, I wish I could take credit but the answer didn't come from me. I didn't even ask the question!
This is from a novel (A trilogy actually...consisting of four books) by Douglas Adams called "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". It's very British and will make you laugh out loud if you give it a read. Don't bother with the movie, it doesn't really tell the story and I barely smirked through the whole thing.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 10 Jan, 2017 05:40 am
@dalehileman,
It was a self indulgent exercise, as such enterprises often are. I threw in every word I ever wrote, almost, with the exception of a work I called Ollie Filbert, a novel for kids. The result was a ragged collection of stories and poems, in three different volumes. I am proud of some of those tales and verses. The entire enterprise failed, which could have been predicted. Aside from the burying the best work among the weakest, I have no facility for self promotion and no money to hire publicists. So, no, I didn't make money. But, some enterprising self publishers do make money. You would have to do your own research beyond what I have already written.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 10 Jan, 2017 06:12 am
@edgarblythe,
Here is one reason why I recommend you self publish through a company such as Lulu, dale. You are not likely to sell many if any copies. On the other hand, they would set up your book and print some professional looking volumes on demand. And, since you said, I think, you wrote it mainly for the edification of your children, I think it would have value among family members. Why not give them each a copy, something to be passed down, that they could remember you by and they could possibly even read it one day?
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