Running... Again?

  If you know me you know there was a time about 10 years ago or so where I was running. A lot. At least 5 days a week and at least 5 miles a run. I wasn’t training, I wasn’t preparing for a race or a marathon. I just found myself enjoying the time spent running. I wasn’t obsessed with numbers, but I kept track of them all and liked seeing improvements in time and distances. It was good physical health and mental health. Then I tweaked my knee. Not bad enough that I couldn’t walk on it, just a tweak that told me I needed to back off of running for a little bit. So I decided on 2 weeks. At the end of 2 weeks I aborted a run very early as the pain was still there. 2 weeks became 3, became a month, became 5 years. 

Miscellaneous Ramblings

As you should know by now, if you know me or read this blog with any regularity, I love my Nook and e-books. What I don't love are the publishers. A friend of mine was interested in reading Amy Tan's latest book The Bonesetter's Daughter so we looked up the pricing while using my Nook. I was surprised that they had it listed for $18.99 so we jumped online to see if that was really the price. Turns out that was the price, but what I didn't expect was to see this (click on the image to see it larger):

Yes, the e-book really was $18.99, but even more incredibly you could buy a paper back of it for half the price of the e-book. Stupid stupid move Barnes & Noble/publishers

Every once in a while I come by an application that seems pretty neat, and I think I came across one last night.  The application is simply called Photo Album and can be found in the Mac App Store. The application makes online photo books using some pre-made templates with a generous amount of customization allowed. It's a little different than just a photo slide show. I kind of like it and have embedded one below. Let me know what you think. Click on the book then use the arrow keys to turn the pages. The service is located at, and as far as I can tell is Mac only.

I'm in the middle or processing a set a photos I took recently that I'm pretty happy with. Hope to be posting 1 or 2 shots from them soon. Hope you all had a good weekend!


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