What I Think

Dementia Prevention OR Why I Am Reading a Chemistry Book

September 26, 2017

It’s called Exploring The World of Chemistry: From Ancient Metals to High Speed Computers, by John Hudson Tiner. It tells the story of chemistry’s development. And it’s written with the level of simplicity I need in order to (sorta) understand such complex subjects as alpha particles and spectroscopes and just why it is that inert elements have a valance of zero. Like I ever cared …

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Everything You Didn’t Want to Know about Writing and Selling Books

August 22, 2017

One month ago, I wrote about buying 988 copies of Anything But Simple to resell. “Ask me a year from now how that’s going for me,” I said. Four weeks later, I have a report. So far, I have sold or given away 428 of those books, which leaves me a remainder of 560. I have attended five book signings in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, …

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A Voice Wavering

August 15, 2017
I wanted to be big, real. Heard.

— Lucinda J. Miller, Anything But Simple

I don’t know what it is in me that drives me to want to be heard. Once upon a time, a friend told me that she had detected a repressed desire of mine—repressed because I am a woman, and a Mennonite. You practically shout in your public and private writings, ‘I want to preach!’ she wrote. Makes me want to scream, ‘Yes, you can!’ Preaching …

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