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A Day Off…

Hello, Friends and Com-padres!

This is my first real day off since I changed positions at work. I was so tired I slept till noon, and I ache in every joint south of the equator. Whew! I’m in a smaller department now, but I’ve actually gotten almost twice the steps per day that I had been getting in my old haunts. If you don’t know, walking on concrete for 8 to 10 hours a day is punishing!

I have not seen Logan yet. I understand it is very good, and I know roughly how it ends, but I’m not sure I’m going to have time to see it in the theater. It’s a shame, but eventually I will see it.

The weekend before last, Benita and I went to see the Viking Exhibit at the Cincy Museum.  It was amazing, and the volume and quantity of irreplaceable Viking artifacts beyond stunning. Over the years, Benita and I have attended museum exhibits on the Romans, the Early Christians, King Tutankhamen, Cleopatra, and the Chinese, so we are well used to examining the amazing craftsmanship of early peoples, but the Viking exhibit was different in that it was the first time we had looked over the works of a so-called “barbaric” people. It was interesting to me that all the Viking goods and apparel all were strikingly utilitarian and useful. Adornment was fine, but the objects had to be highly practical!

On the publishing front, I used the very excellent tool, Kindle Samurai, to generate better keywords for “City of the Broken Gate.” When I checked the keywords I had assigned to the book, I found that I had effectively banned the title to invisibility! Making the book easier to search for should help my sales, I think. Soon, I will do this for all my other books as well.

Benita picked me up a DVD of Doctor Strange. I loved this movie the first time I saw it, and I imagine I will get more from it every time I see it. I didn’t know much about Benjamin Cumberbatch before this film, but he embodied Stephen Strange wonderfully. Besides, I like the idea of a superhero (of sorts) who learns all his powers through study and book learning.

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