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“Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia” — Now Also Available As A Paperback From Amazon (Worldwide).

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While I appreciate that eBooks are what counts these days, I still do not feel right or complete about a book UNTIL I have it in paperback. It is always a great relief to have the paperback done.

Typically given that the formatting is more involved I normally first do the paperback version and then convert it to Kindle eBook format. With the orgasm book I did it the other way around. First did the Kindle edition and then formatted it for print. Fair amount of work and you also have to do an index — which you don’t need with an eBook since every word is electronically searchable. I made sure that the orgasm Kindle edition was published before we went to Canyon de Chelly. I did NOT want that hanging over my head while we were in Arizona. However, I knew, that I still had the paperback to do. During the 1,300 miles of driving I did in AZ I did some of the formatting in my head! Visualization. I do that with as many things as I can. YOU should try it. The visualization helps me do things quicker because I already have the mental picture of what needs to be done.

I submitted the files to CreateSpace on Memorial Day before we set off on the Mount Major hike. I didn’t tell Deanna or the kids that I had done so. I just wanted THAT off my sholders too. Just told them I had some stuff to finish on the book before we could go. They understand. They know my need to work on my books on a daily basis.

The book was ready, WITHOUT a hitch, this morning. It on Amazon within 30 minutes of me approving the proof! Wow.

Amazon is GOOD to me.

That this book came in at 192 pages — exactly the same as my ‘Popes: 101 Facts & Trivia‘ blew me away.

Never even TRIED to keep the lengths close — though I was HOPING that the ‘Orgasms 101‘ would come in under 200.

The payout of the two books are very different, with the ‘Orgasms 101‘, unlike any of the other four ‘101 books‘, split into 3 Parts — Part A: The Highlights, Part B: The Details & Part C: The References. Plus, as I said earlier, I did the Kindle version first and the page sizes are very different. That they both are 192 pages amused me and actually made my life a TAD easier. Exactly the same cover size!

Anyway, I am happy. After I have my brunch, and watch a few overs of the Pakistan vs. Zimbabwe 2nd T20, I will start working on my NEXT book. This one is not on orgasms. The next orgasm book will have to wait until next year. Back to popes again — to the amusement of Deanna. Well Francis is coming the U.S. and UNLESS I cover it it won’t seem real!

Mount Major Trail, Alton, New Hampshire On Memorial Day, 2015.

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Attribution MIGHT be sought.

Reminded me of the tattered prayer flags you see in Nepal. Somebody must have tried to recreate that. Cute.

From “Belknap Range Trails”. Click image to access ‘belknaprangetrails.org’ posting — which is excellent — for these trails.

From “All Trails”. Click image to access ‘alltrails.com’ post for these Mt. Major trails.

This was actually the first time we have been all the way up to the Summit! It was good. Very rewarding. Wonderful views.

Click for brief Wikipedia entry for Mount Major.

We have, of course, given that we have lived in Alton, N.H., since 2007, ventured on the trail — but we never made it all the way because one or more of the kids would ‘give up’. Not so yesterday, Memorial Day. Devanee, having been to a birthday party in West Alton (and having been driven there, at her request, in her 1968 Green MGB), was having a ‘down day’. So I asked Teischan what she wanted to do. She said she wanted to go on a hike. That was good. Of late, now 9, she is becoming quite the tourist — and I am delighted. Yes, we had hiked the 2.5 mile, 600′ vertical drop, ‘White House Trail‘ when we were at Canyon de Chelly. She had enjoyed that. I was going to go to my old stomping ground, ‘Locke’s Trail‘ in Gilford — which I/we used to hike often, with Ulysses, when we lived in Gilford.

On Sunday, driving Devanee to West Alton, I had seen that Mount Major was packed. Cars parked on the side of Rte 11, about 1/4 in length each way — in both directions. So that was about a mile of parked cars — not counting the 50 or so that can be accommodated in the parking lot. Lot of cars, lot of people.

So as I was driving along, which must have been around 2:30 pm (because I had to do some book work before we set forth), I said “lets do Mount Major if it isn’t full”! It wasn’t. Most people had headed home. There were people. The parking lot was full — though we did find a place. You met a fair number of people and dogs but they were spaced apart. It was DEFINITELY not like being on an escalator — which is what it must have been on Sunday.

Interesting hike — and we only did the Blue, Main Trail to the top. Most of it is a walk in the park. Then towards the end it gets STEEP and you have to scramble up some granite scrabble ledges. A bit tricky. I had already done my 2.5 mile run up and down Prospect Mountain Road that morning! But I need all the exercise I can get. So it was a bit tiring on the ol’ knees. The dogs had gone on the run too. Taking Maya, on a lead, and having the Canon T3i (around the neck), was an impediment. Could have enjoyed it much more if my hands were free. But it was fun. Deanna, despite her bad back and bad leg, made it in the end, though it was a challenge. But she enjoys being able to finish a hike — all her doctors telling her that she must walk and that she must exercise.

Definitely recommend it. It is challenging at the end but rewarding. Give it a spin. You might even see us, given that I get a feeling that we might do this again.

Oh, it was overcast and cloudy and there was always a hint of rain. Would have preferred a brighter day at the top BUT that would have made it hotter. The prospect of getting caught in the rain worried me slightly. The granite ledges, when wet, would be dangerous. Plus the Canon T3i is NOT weatherproof! Must get a weatherproof camera.

Inspirational, Multi-Image Google Doodle For U.S. Astronaut Sally Ride’s 64th Birth Anniversary.

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I have to confess that I was puzzled when I saw this Google Doodle. What went through my mind was: “Wow. I did not KNOW that Google did Doodles for living people … and IF they made an exception for Sally Ride that is NEAT”.

It had somehow ESCAPED me that she had died in 2012! Sorry. I had actually written about her in 2013. But lets PLEASE get one thing clear. Sally Ride, as I talked about in my 2013 post, was NOT the 1st woman in space. Not even close.

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This Google should have been shown WORLDWIDE.
Why no U.K.? Does NOT make sense.