Have you seen this?
Explained in 46 seconds.
Brilliant. Just brilliant.
The first of the week is when I put up a new post.
Not this week, though.
It’s because I got a new phone—an iPhone.
Not my fault
Yes, yes, I know.
iPhones are more pervasive than lobbyists on The Hill.
Everyone’s got an iPhone.
Everyone but me, that is.
Until last Friday, that is.
And now that I’ve got one, I’m captivated by the damned thing.
It’s probably old school for you,
But, to me, the iPhone is a sexy, new toy.
And the App Store?
Well, isn’t that’s one vast, endless, geeky playground?
I mean, do you know how many apps there are?
A lot. That’s how many. A lot.
And, after downloading, sampling and revelling in dozens of apps, I feel like a smack addict desperate for my next fix.
(By the way, did you know there’s an app that lets you make WIFI/3G calls? That’s, like, free air time! Did you know that? Well, I didn’t).
And there’s so much yet to do—I have to find a writing app.
I have to find apps for music, photography, travel, translation, GPS, To-Do notes, F1, wine…
Hence the missing post.
No worries though. I’m on it.
I’ll have a post up Monday.
But… in the meantime,
You wouldn’t happen to know a killer restaurant app, would you?
What about you? Got a must-have iPhone app? If you do, please tell me about it. Just leave a comment.
Look at this Christmas Card.
Isn’t it beautiful?
I received the card because I donated a book to the Guatemala Stove Project’s annual fundraiser.
Look closely at the portrait. Look at the radiant smiles—somehow unsuited (at least from a western perspective) to the drab nature of the family’s surroundings.
Look at the dirt floor; the light seeping through gaps where beams meet roof. Look at the hard, bare walls.
Now look at your, comparatively, lush and comfortable environment. And tell me…
Why complain? What have we to complain about?
By dint of the computer you’re reading this on, because you own the computer you’re reading this on, you likely belong to that elite club called The Top 5% of the World’s Income Earners.
Think about that.
95% of the world’s population—including the family in this photograph—is poorer than you.
Just think about that.
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You know what’s cool?
Walking into a bookstore and finding copies of your book sitting on the shelf.
My wife used her Blackberry to snap these shots as she browsed our local Chapters Indigo store.
I like the “Local Author” sticker too. It’s a nice, personal kind of touch.
You know what?
This happy discovery just made my day (doesn’t take much to satisfy an author, uh?)
I think that, maybe, I’m walking a wee bit taller today.
Hey, if you see the book in your local bookstore, would you mind snapping a shot and sending it to me?
I’ll be happy to buy you a coffee,
Or send you a bookmark,
Ideas? Suggestions? Questions? Please leave a comment