Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The sun is shining. The biggest source of heat in our immediate universe, so why does it have to be so cold?
The snow squeals beneath your feet as you walk on it. T.T.T. and E.T.S. --as my loyal readers know, those would be Tilly the Tall and Ebony the Short, our resident pups with fur. They step gingerly when it's that cold. Tires get flat spots overnight. Engines balk. Batteries freeze.
Here at Incoming Bytes it was no less than -38C this morning. Chilly, even for Northwestern Ontario. For the metric challenged, that's within a hair of -38F too, since at -40C the temperature is also -40F --right on the button.
Since all that heat and power is up there, shining down upon us so freely, why do we not take more advantage of it?
These are 'cute little solar toys' that run all day, every day when the sun is barely visible--even when the sky is gray and dull.
If toys will work so happily with solar power, with no batteries, why won't the rest of the world?
Must we pollute and destroy the environment with dirty oil? No.
We have a choice to make, and soon. Let us *choose carefully. All life on this earth depends upon it.
*What will your choice be?
Is that Incoming I hear?
Video by r.a.kukkee
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Is that Incoming I hear? Books at Redmund...
|The Fires of Waterland|
Life itself,-- never mind writing, publishing and launching books like The Fires of Waterland and then reading 5-star reviews and getting great feedback, compliments, and wonderful comments --it's all heady stuff isn't it?
Here at Incoming Bytes I'm happy to say that's what happened, The Fires of Waterland seems to be a worthy project, progressing well and going into print Feb. 13/13 or before.
It's interesting to note that in the excitement of launching FOW, ---I seem to have overlooked another eBook I have been involved with as a co-author.
Note: Updated: Aug/2014 The Redmund edition of The Fires of Waterland is no longer in print.
A number of authors at Redmund Productions (Redmundpro.com) have conspired to put together a collection of flash fiction, mini-stories inspired by the M3 Blog, and written specifically with limited word counts.
The resulting book Flash in the Pan is also available at the Redmundpro book store.
Best of all, it's FREE! Download your copy today!
While you're at it, check out some of the other great books offered by Redmund Productions!
|The Girl in the Iron Lung by Gail Thornton|
|Jabberweil Hunt by Ian M. Shaw|
|Songs of Angels by Ian M. Shaw|
|Money & Memories by Laurie Childree|
|Fractal Dreams by Janet Russell|
|The Regret of a Flower by Gail Thornton|
|A Month of Mental Moments by Liz Campbell|
Thursday, January 3, 2013
HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!
that the very first review of my novel, “The Fires of Waterland” has been received.
|Cover Art for The Fires of Waterland|
The Fires of Waterland was published by Redmund Productions and is classified as YA-Historical fiction.
The Fires of Waterland is now available at the RedmundPro bookstore in Kindle, ePub, and .mobi formats, and will soon be available also in softcover print.
How about that? Isn't this cool?
|***I wish to thank Red Dwyer at Redmund Productions for her wonderful suggestions, encouragement, editorial skills, wisdom–and incredible patience. Much appreciated, Red!
Overall? Not a bad start for 2013, The Year of the Writer.
Let us move into this New Year with prosperity, but above all, appreciation of others and peace and joy in our hearts.
Is that Incoming I hear?