June 26, 2018
Ever heard the saying “Red skies at night, sailors’ delight; red skies at morn, sailors be warned”? How about “Rain before seven, clear by eleven”? Turns out these adages have some truth behind them.
The Art of Manliness offers up 22 of these weather proverbs and what they mean. These are so cool. Some I was familiar with and knew the science behind them. But most I had not. Fun stuff here.
Pic I took of a lightning storm at the beach a few weeks ago.
June 19, 2018
I’m loving this!
USA Today Best-selling author Suzan Tisdale writes an open letter to founder and chief executive officer of Amazon about the cheating, thievery, and other big problems with Kindle Direct Publishing and the Kindle Unlimted program. A must read!
An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos
May 8, 2018
Here in Romancelandia, we’ve had another kerfuffle that has left us a bit dumbfounded. It has been dubbed #cockygate, among other clever hastags. Seems an author is sending takedown notices to other authors who use the word “cocky” in their titles. This author is threatening legal action if they do not comply. You see, she has a registered trademark on the word. As you might imagine, this isn’t going to go well.
For those of you who haven’t watched this train wreck unfold, here are a few links for your amusement to get you up to date.
One by Legal Inspiration to help decipher what this means.
Here’s another post by The Digital Reader to show you first hand the goings-on.
One to a Twitter thread to a well-known, best-selling romance author, Courtney Milan, who also happens to have legal experience.
And now one of our own, who happens to know a thing or two about intellectual property being a lawyer, and all, is about to go after the author like a dog with a bone.
April 17, 2018
A human stampede. It can happen. At a concert, a protest, a sporting event, for the last box of Twinkies, or any place where there is a large gathering of people. This blog post from the Art of Manliness on surviving a human stampede offers some useful information should you ever find yourself caught up in the scary situation.