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Mozart Easter 2009

1.  I want to thank those who have supported my efforts in the Clarion West Write-a-Thon.  Together, so far, we've raised $87 toward toward the organization's operating costs..  I should say here that donations to Clarion West are tax deductible.  More information about the Write-a-Thon and Clarion West here, and here.  My personal participating author page is here.

2.  Those of you in or near Atlanta, Georgia may want to mark your calendars for Friday, August 2 from 8-10 p.m.  My buddy Ed DeGruy and his photography partner Aubrey Bell, will be having their first solo show at the Doo Gallery (part of the DooGood Society).  The address is 205 Holtzclaw st. Unit J, Atlanta, Georgia. There will be refreshments, and art, and interesting people present.  More information here.

3. I have here on my floor (because Trooper has made the top of both file cabinets his own by the simple expedient of pushing all the Stuff onto the floor) an old black-and-white Nook ebook reader.  I have no more use for it; frankly, it may not even work.  Anybody either (1) want it  or (2) know if there's anything like the used cellphone programs for ereaders?   The Nook has found a home!

4.  Not for the faint of heart:  Photographs of Lac-Megantic, before the explosion -- and after.

5.  Mozart declined to have his picture taken this morning, so here's a picture of Trooper on the cat tree:





Trooper on the cat tree


Trooper on the cat tree




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malkingrey
Jul. 11th, 2013 07:08 pm (UTC)
Does the old black-and-white Nook still have its charger?

If nobody else claims it, I'd be interested in it as a pass-along for Twin B, who doesn't yet have an e-reader.
rolanni
Jul. 11th, 2013 07:25 pm (UTC)
It has the charger. Also comes with it's (boring, grey) cover, an extra screen protector, the Quick Start guide, and other papers that were in the original box. If you want it, I'll be glad to send it along.
malkingrey
Jul. 11th, 2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
I'll take it. Check your e-mail for my street address -- or if you're going to be at Readercon, we could do a handover there.
redpimpernel
Jul. 11th, 2013 07:41 pm (UTC)
Trooper seems to be larger than his perch in serveral directions at the same time.

Is that the same eReader that you bought less than a year ago? What turned you off about it?
rolanni
Jul. 11th, 2013 08:35 pm (UTC)
Trooper is Quite Large. I can't quite figure out how a cat who only weighs half-a-pound more than Mozart is So! Much! Bigger! than Mozart. I keep hoping that matters will settle soon and I'll be able to get a picture of them both together.

Is that the same eReader that you bought less than a year ago? What turned you off about it?

No, this is the Nook. The device I bought last year is a Samsung Galaxy 7" tablet -- a full-service tablet. I have three reading apps on it -- Aldiko, which I like best; Nook, and Kindle. I can also check my email and browse the web, and draft on it. It's a nice thing to have with me, if I don't want to be totally cut off, but I don't want to slug the laptop with me. But, mostly, I use it for reading books.
barb_in_md
Jul. 12th, 2013 01:19 am (UTC)
Trooper and other thoughts
Thank you for the reminder about Clarion West's Write-a-thon--pledge is on its way.
I appreciate the opportunity to admire Trooper's pearly pink paw-pads. Do you think he deliberately poses thusly--to show off one of his finer attributes??
rolanni
Jul. 12th, 2013 02:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Trooper and other thoughts
Thank you for the reminder about Clarion West's Write-a-thon--pledge is on its way.

Thank you!

I appreciate the opportunity to admire Trooper's pearly pink paw-pads. Do you think he deliberately poses thusly--to show off one of his finer attributes??

He does seem to lead with his toes. I think it's an artifact of him being bigger than all the places he wants to occupy. His back feet almost always end up hanging off the end, toes exposed.
Catherine Ives
Jul. 12th, 2013 05:22 am (UTC)
News of Trooper
We see that Trooper is extending his range. Too bad about all the stuff on the floor. the 1/2 lb and so much bigger mystery. Could be the fur? Length of legs?
Looking forward to photo of Mozart and Trooper together.
thewol
Jul. 13th, 2013 12:59 am (UTC)
I seez pink toezez!
star_horse3
Jul. 18th, 2013 05:02 am (UTC)
Lac-Megantic
My grandmother was born in Lac-Megantic. Even though she didn't grow up there, my family being proper Mainers, there is still a connection. I can't look. My grandmother ran afoul of bureaucracy many times over the years whenever the subject of citizenship came up. She even had to find a retired nurse to give an affidavit at one point, because all the main principals had passed away. This hurts.
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