Week in Review: Week 31

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"Sunset over Sloatsburg, New York, July 31, 2002" By Howard Fielding. Offered under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.
“Sunset over Sloatsburg, New York, July 31, 2002” By Howard Fielding. Offered under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

More serendipity came my way this week.

On a trip back from New Jersey, we pulled into parking garage at the Sloatsburg rest area on the New York Thruway. Glancing at the exit as we walked toward the building, we spotted this sunset over the Ramapo Mountains.

We collect sunsets. Someday we may have a separate blog about them. So we made our way along the narrow path of the exit road to the western side of the building to get this photo. It’s not the best–it’s hard to crop out the freeway and the southbound rest area–but it is worth sharing. And if we hadn’t gone around that way, we would never have found this intriguing historic marker at the little-used west entrance.

Observations: I am getting more “Likes” from other bloggers.

Interaction: Blogger-writer Stuart Danker commented on “Clickety-Clack, the Typewriter’s Back!” that he prefers a mechanical keyboard with a soft touch. Probably a manual typewriter is not for him, he says. He’s right. Stuart is of the modern screen generation and his lively blog has many followers; probably he would find a manual typewriter excruciatingly cumbersome. Really hard to post, too.

Professional development: Re-reading William Zinsser’s “Writing With a Word Processor,” 40 years later, for entertainment and tips. Listening to podcast “The Essential Guide to Writing a Novel.”

Next week: Several days with long blocks of time and access to the “Margery” research, so probably I’ll press ahead with that.

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