Happy surprises on the road: A Public Piano in Moab, UT 🗺
Happy surprises on the road: Tokyo-quality ramen in Orem, Utah. 🗺
Road trip wheeee! Traveling post-vaccine feels like being let out of jail. 🗺
I woke up sore today after getting my second shot. Meanwhile, my immune system is like:
Liked: 👏🏼 Running a One-Person Business - 5 Things I Have Learned | Data Mutz I’ve been self-employed since 2006, and I loved this post. There’s so much truth in there.
Today I’m grateful for: Cool air & light rain P handling our grocery shopping An upcoming road trip 🗺 Work that I enjoy!
I want to use Expounder on my website, but I haven’t thought of a good use for it yet. ☺️
Liked: John Swartzwelder, Sage of “The Simpsons” Since writing is very hard and rewriting is comparatively easy and rather fun, I always write my scripts all the way through as fast as I can, the first day, if possible, putting in crap jokes.

Tentative Explorations

We are easing into the world, antibodies bopping around our bodies like nanobots, invisible yet helpful. If my body is average (and it has always seemed so) and if the scientific studies were robust (and they appear to be) I am enjoying a sharply reduced likelihood of infection now, with peak effectiveness right around the corner. Huzzah for research! Still, my indulgences are minor: Less apprehension when slipping through a busy sidewalk.
I’m listening to Woke up this Morning and working on Hostile Takeover. ✍🏻 🤩 🤩 🤩

If it Looks Good on Paper... (More Writing Stuff)

I’m trying something new at work; it’s exciting and stressful. 😬 For the last year or so, I’ve been writing a (medium length) book once every 2-3 months, taking short breaks in between, then doing it again. It works pretty well! But I’ve read about another way to manage releases, and I’m curious to see if I can make it work for me. Instead of writing a single book from A-Z, then starting over from scratch, I want to:
Several writers’ orgs have banded together to demand Disney pay writers the royalties they’re owed. Disney argued that when they bought out Lucas, Fox, etc, they acquired their assets, but not their liabilities.

Cruise News We Can Use

I just got this update from Vacations to Go. In a letter to industry leaders last night, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said cruises could resume sailing from U.S. ports in mid-July. The CDC will require that ships guarantee that at least 98% of crew and 95% of passengers are fully vaccinated. This rule is in keeping with decisions already made by many other countries to require proof of vaccination in order for cruise ships to operate again.
Springtime views from today’s walk. Lake Union to Ship Canal Trail to the Sculpture Park.
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Outdoor mask wearing has been such a norm in downtown Seattle that as CDC recommendations loosen up for vaccinated folks we’ll need to stow our judgy pants. Wear science pants, not judgy pants. 😎
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