Well, it's finally out there! I finished my new book last Fall, but it's taken this long to get the publishing finished. It's published with two distributors: Ingram Spark (IS) (to take advantage of their massive, worldwide distribution system) and now, finally, Amazon.com. Getting it listed with IS was relatively easy, although, since it was my first time trying out this indie publishing thing, it did take me a while to work through. They have a good system, though. It went well and both the e-book and print versions have been available to retailers
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It's been a long while since I posted here. Really, I have no excuse. However, to rectify that situation I am working on a series of posts dealing with my thoughts concerning the shutdown of the churches in America. I'm not going to start posting that series until I get them all finished, otherwise you would likely get the first few and the end would never come. In the meantime
...we learned that Covid19 is getting close to home...the fearfulness and the mad buying frenzies are still foolishness. God is our protector and our provider...We can trust Him!
So, here is something kind of off-track from my usual posts......My oldest son (currently residing in Canada) posted a link to the launch of the latest test of the NASA/Space X crew transport rocket/capsule. It was really cool to watch and a true accomplishment for America’s space industry. Here is a copy of our (slightly edited) Discord dialog:
Well, it's another snow day. Third in a row for this math teacher. I live in Eugene but work in Oakridge, 45 miles up Hwy 58 toward Willamette Pass. Oakridge has been without power and completely cut off from the outside world for about 5 days now. I can't help but wonder how the children I teach are doing. Most people rely on electricity to heat their homes, so my kids are likely really struggling with the cold. Only those who have wood or propane heat to supplement will be warm.
It seems to have become a Saturday night tradition in the Reagan household to eat pizza and watch a movie. We like, on occasion, to watch a good spy thriller and the last two Saturday evenings we watched the first two movies in the Jason Bourne series. This isn't really a review, by the way, and I'm not even going to recommend that you watch the movies. The movies were very dark, missing almost completely any portrayal of human goodness. (The second movie was even darker than the first.) What is prompting me to write this morning is that the ending scenes of the second movie highlight
It’s July 5th and this morning I stepped out on our balcony and put out our flag one more time. We don’t have a bracket to insert the pole into, so I used spring clips to attach it to the railing. It doesn’t really matter how it is displayed, the flag is a symbol of our nation and of our devotion to America. I love my nation and this Independence Day season I have been feeling particularly proud to be an American...
Years ago, when we were still homeschooling our sons, my youngest son, David, created a web site full of very nice graphics that can be used as walpaper, icons or whatever. He even used some of them to make real tiles that he sent to his grandmothers as gifts. That site has been sitting inactivated and static for years but just the other day David reactivated it. It's still a great site and you can check it out here:
Droning preachers are deadly!
I read an article last week about Ukraine. We haven't heard much about Ukraine for the last few months, mostly because we were in the middle of an election and we had other things to concern ourselves with. Still, the struggle is continuing over there and Ukraine’s powerful neighbor to the east, Russia, is continu