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.
In case you missed it …
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Reading Time: 2 minutes One thing that’s still unchanged: My worries are really blessings. That’s good advice from a 24-year-old to himself a half-century later.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Smoke-free workplaces are far more common, even public policy, thanks to 50 years of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Often blunders you make in one issue will be forgotten when the next comes out. Then again, they may resurface in a diary 44 years later.