Ok, so I see some nice Tumblr Profile backgrounds…I’m talking about the “stock” ones that Tumblr makes you choose, and not the one a user can upload to their profile. I want to change mine, but when I try to do so, I can only UPLOAD, which I don’t want to do! So, how can we change “stock” BGs?

I found some old essays I wrote in college, some were saved on at least a “modern” PC so that I can retrieve them; others, sadly, were on older file storage system—either 5.25” floppy, 3.5” floppy, or an Iomega Zip disk—I don’t think any of those format are available.  So… most of the old files, I had managed at some point to at least print out a draft…and yes, the hard copies are still dark and legible. The only thing I’m doing is typing them up now, in a new file, which will be stored on my PC, and eventually “in the cloud”. I’m amazed at my writing back then, even for essays.

I don’t know why I’m doing this, as I doubt any one would ever be interested in stupid essays!

woodythedog:

Drool.

woodythedog:

Drool.

THIS LOOKS COOL! Would be a great way to take frustration out!!!!

Christian Rock and Metal Radio! TheBlast.FM

Taking a break from writing

Well, I’ve dusted off what started out to be a full-length work back around 2002 or so, but I decided to make it a short-story—For now; it can always change to a more full-length work. I typed it in from a hard-copy (I don’t know why I typed it in again, I do have a file for it on my computer…) I will re-work it with some tweaks, but right now, I’m taking a few days’ break.

I also finished a 1st draft of a (for now) novella-length work.  It’s really just an outline since it has ‘Joe did this, and said that’ … rather than actual dialog. And, the fact that I already want to change it.

But for now, I just want to take a break from writing, but I really feel as though I can’t afford to!

theparisreview:

“It is a grave error to assume that ice cream consumption requires hot weather.” —Anne Fadiman, born today in 1953

I scream, You scream, we ALL scream for ICE CREAM! Is it just me, or does Ice Cream seem even better on a cold day?

theparisreview:

“It is a grave error to assume that ice cream consumption requires hot weather.” —Anne Fadiman, born today in 1953

I scream, You scream, we ALL scream for ICE CREAM! Is it just me, or does Ice Cream seem even better on a cold day?

authorjamesrollins:

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authorjamesrollins:

12 stacks: Sandstorm thru The Eye of God + Sigma wax sealed & on the way to 10 book stores I am touring. Hmm…there’s more than 10 stacks. What am I doing with the other 2?  WIN all 9 #Sigma pb books, signed & personalized on the spot when u RSVP & come to any of these events!  

URL: http://www.jamesrollins.com/appearances/upcoming_events  

Or: email me the venue name and city here: http://www.jamesrollins.com/contact

Very lucky winner, INDEED!!

leslieseuffert:

Alessandro Della Bella (Switzerland) Supermoon

Very COOL! SUPERMOON images!!!

Interesting Insight from a Frustrated author. Self-publishing can be good, and back in the day, there wasn’t much to choose from the likes of iUniverse. Now, of course, there is Kindle Direct, Smashwords, CreateSpace, etc, all are able to be used for NO-COST, other than say, copyright, editing, cover design, etc…but other than that, it’s free!

I have been leery of iUniverse for some time, partly because of WriterBeware and Preditors & Editors sites!

What God giveth, God taketh away!

Mother Nature gave us this formation, and apparently Mother Nature also took it away!

I don’t know how I let this happen…

…but I let the front tires get down to around 13psi–they’re supposed to be 26psi-28psi. I am just usually much more diligent than that. Been absent-minded lately.

Wyoming “Time Machine”—An Essay

From Yellowstone, America’s first National Park, and Shoshone National Forest, the nation’s first forest reserve, to Devil’s Tower, the nation’s first National Monument, Wyoming offers numerous opportunities for families seeking fun and adventure. One Wyoming city, Laramie—the home of the University of Wyoming—draws countless numbers of visitors because of nearby attractions. The Snowy Range Mountains and the 12,013-foot Medicine Bow Peak tower over the city’s western horizon; the rugged 7,000-foot Laramie Mountains define the city’s eastern horizon. Laramie’s Historic Downtown District contains many original nineteenth-century buildings still in use today. The mountains, historic districts, Laramie Jubilee Days in July, plus several museums, lakes and ski areas make Laramie a prime vacation spot. However, another attraction, the Wyoming Territorial Park, offers visitors a chance to become part of the fabled Wild West. When planning their vacations, families should consider the Wyoming Territorial Park in Laramie, Wyoming.

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First PARAGRAPH ONLY… if you want to read more, plus more of my other writings….. visit my ConnectPal.com page (Caution: ConnectPal is a Pay site—you will have to pay for a monthly subscription to access my work. Hopefully it will be worth it. You can cancel any time.) MORE TO COME, so if you don’t want to pay just for one essay, I understand.

Lamentation!

I am writing this because it’s easier for me to write than it is to talk about directly; not just because there is alot to discuss and it is better to write about, but also because I suffer with a speech impediment. Now, to begin.

Well, I don’t know where to begin, but saying that all my life I’ve been told that I would never amount to anything, that I’m slow, that I’m not good at anything, and even that I’m “retarded” seems a good way to start.

Over the years, I’ve grown a thick skin and have bitten my tongue; it takes a very strong will and even stronger character to brush off such comments. I have striven my entire life to prove such people wrong, and most times I have failed. I did manage, however, to graduate from college with an Associate’s degree, something my teachers early on told me I would never achieve!

In approximately 1996 or 1997 I was diagnosed by my regular physician with a condition called Fibromyalgia Syndrome. A specialist couldn’t confirm this is what I had, but he couldn’t say that it’s not what I had, either. Then, I moved to New Mexico to work on my Bachelor’s degree, and doctors here haven’t come to a consensus as to what ails me; could be excessive cortisol, could be adrenal gland or thyroid problems. Regardless of what the condition is, it is very painful. The only way I can describe it is like this: Take the worst ache you can remember and imagine having it pretty much constantly, only instead of being isolated, it is in every joint and muscle.

SIXTH EXTINCTION On my “TO BUY” List of books:

"The 6th Extinction" — James Rollins authorjamesrollins @jamesrollins

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On my “WISH LIST” (but will probably check out [borrow] from library if available):

Steve Berry (Forgot where I left off! Doh! need to catch up)


Brad Thor (only have Apostle, which is *unread* at this point :-( )


"Damascus Countdown" and "Auschwitz Escape" — Joel C. Rosenberg


"Kraken Project" — Douglas Preston (haven’t read ANY of Preston’s work, but this looks like a good place to start!

Joseph Finder (Started, and left off with “Zero Hour,” but want to read “High Crimes”)

many, many, many more!