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dorimonsonfan December 24, 2013 at 04:57 pm
I'm scratching my head wondering why zmuda would apply for employment at a catholic school and signRead More an agreement that goes against his beliefs. Very odd, unless he planned the upcoming lawsuit all along. It surely will provide him with a lucrative and early retirement.
The opening slide of my book trailer. Photo by Bob Bangerter, Maui
Kendall Watson September 30, 2013 at 10:45 am
Hi Kim, Really enjoy your last two dispatches here on the mystery fireworks, Trader Joe's andRead More Eastside Catholic's big win over Bainbridge. I'm betting the super-loud explosions from just before 11 pm Friday night were from the Mariners game at Safeco Field. It was "Fan Appreciation" night and they wrap up the game with a fireworks show, including some incredibly loud ones, which may have echoed the 15+ miles up the I-90 corridor to your humble abode. Oh, and the Mariners lost the game to the Oakland A's, 8-2.
Kendall Watson September 30, 2013 at 10:47 am
Hi Kim, Really enjoyed reading your last two dispatches here on the mystery fireworks, Trader Joe'sRead More and Eastside Catholic's big win over Bainbridge. I'm betting the super-loud explosions from just before 11 pm Friday night were from the Mariners game at Safeco Field. It was "Fan Appreciation" night and they wrap up the game with a fireworks show, including some incredibly loud ones, which may have echoed the 15+ miles up the I-90 corridor to your humble abode. Oh, and the Mariners lost the game to the Oakland A's, 8-2.
jan holmes March 21, 2013 at 10:55 am
Interesting article... I packed up a 7,000 square foot house in Mattituck New York in 2011, over 6Read More months. The last night, as I slept I dreamed about angels coming underneath the floors and flying all straight up through the bel free and laughing.This house is on the national register of historical homes. Franklin D. Roosevelt stayed there. it was built in 1820.In the 15 years my friend lived there, she was married and divorced 2ce.
Bob McCoy February 16, 2013 at 09:46 pm
'Deference' is the wrong word, if the memo asked for modesty. 'Defiance' is the appropriate word.
Kim Hornsby December 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm
AT 6:54 pm, I'm at #5 for Women's Fiction free and #10 for Commercial Fiction free. #135 overall.Read More Thank you to all of you who downloaded the novel. I'm humbled that I have almost 4,000 downloads and hoping you enjoy my story of Tina and Jamey. Kim
Kim Hornsby February 3, 2013 at 02:26 pm
As per the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing Select Program (Phew!) my novel went free again FridayRead More and Saturday and got over 10,500 downloads! It stayed #2 all yesterday in Women's Fiction and Contemporary Fiction FREE. Looking forward to this translating into some sales! Thanks anyone who downloaded and supported a local author. Kim
Kim Hornsby December 24, 2012 at 03:13 pm
Thanks Elizabeth! I appreciate you taking the time. All good ideas. The book is free tomorrow onRead More http://amzn.com/B00AA4FAJC Free Download December 25 - 27. Enjoy!
Kim Hornsby January 24, 2013 at 02:16 pm
okay, I leveled it, added more of the bodies (because I actually want to sell more books and if youRead More look on Kindle top sellers you'll see bodies and a lot of kissing), changed the tag line, made the font white and moved stuff around. With my limited knowledge, I wasn't able to put more space between characters or move words closer. It's just the nature of the font "Tall, Dark and Handsome". However, I'm satisfied that this cover looks pretty good and I thank you for helping! The book is doing well and going free again Feb 1 and 2, if anyone wants to check it out either on their phone, kindle or PC. The kindle app is a way to download it to almost everything! Kim
Kim Hornsby January 24, 2013 at 02:17 pm
Jeanne Gustafson December 2, 2012 at 06:41 pm
Thanks for these great tips, Kim. We loved going to Hana. We went first to the top of Haleakala toRead More see the sunrise (OMG it was the only cold moment!), then, yes, the drive was soooooo long for our young daughter. But, going in the lava tube made everything worth it!
Jeanne Gustafson September 15, 2012 at 02:07 pm
I know I struggle with traffic at my son's elementary school in Issaquah, which unfortunately is notRead More a walking school. He'd have to leave 30 minutes earlier to ride the bus (30 minutes on a bus to go to school 1/2 a mile away seems counterproductive to me, since I have the luxury to take him), but the parking lot is totally clogged with other parents like me, dropping kids off. We did try walking, but we're right by the freeway, so traffic is pretty hairy at that time of the morning. I'll have to keep my eye out for other kids from my apartment community who get driven--that's a good idea.
Liz September 15, 2012 at 03:21 pm
The new traffic circle on NE 8th, was supposed to help ease traffic into the new back entrance toRead More EHS. But in reality, all it's done, from what I've seen, is make it nearly impossible for the people who live in Illahee or the neighborhoods behind it, to get out onto NE 8th in a reasonable amount of time. We've lost our ability to turn left or right simultaneously. Everyone (this includes parents trying to drive to Inglewood Middle School) has to wait for the log jam in EHS to clear up before you can get onto NE 8th. Part of the problem with the amount of cars - on the Inglewood side - started when the city installed sidewalks along NE 8th, several years ago. At that point, the school district, suspended bus service to any neighborhood within a one mile radius of the school. And, a one mile radius is a pin on a map, not actual walking distance. This meant, that families in the neighborhoods behind Illahee, were now having to drive their children to school. Once the road to 244th was completed, I'm assuming, bus service was also stopped withing a one mile radius of the school on that side. This increased the traffic into Inglewood substantially. The only thing you can do now, is arrange a carpool and/or give yourself at least 25-30 minutes to get your child to school before their first bell rings. The same holds true for EHS. A lot of parents, including me, drop our kids in the Safeway parking lot and let them walk in. It's the only thing that makes sense anymore.
Jeanne Gustafson September 15, 2012 at 03:39 pm
Wow, Liz, it sounds kind of like a perfect storm. Thanks for adding the background.
Steve Thues March 21, 2012 at 04:08 pm
My whole family; mom and dad, sons and daughter (in high school and middle school at the time);Read More loved the series. It is violent, but doesn't revel in it. Some horrible things happen in the story but I never felt they were gratuitous, it all serves to support the plot and theme, which is similar to the original Rollerball movie, by showing the lengths to which an uncaring government will go to keep the populace in line. As a geeky post script, the idea of placating the masses with cheap, exciting entertainment goes back to the Roman Republic's use of "bread and circuses" in which the government handed out free wheat or bread and staged spectacles that included such family-friendly acts as prisoner executions and fights to the death between men or wild animals and human victims. "Hunger Games" author Susan Collins was apparently aware of the Roman precedent because she named the country in her novel "Panem," the Latin word for bread.
Kim Hornsby March 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm
Eleven or twelve. I read aloud during a long car trip. We'd just finished the Pendragon Series thatRead More has a book something similar to these games where the teen boy competed for his life.
Jeanne Gustafson March 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm
Sounds about right, Kim. I saw lots of 12-year-olds lined up to see the movie last night (I asked aRead More group how old they were) :-)
Bob McCoy February 17, 2012 at 03:40 pm
While this column is interesting, in line with other interests I have looked at dog bite statistics,Read More and the breeds collectively known as pit bulls (along with rottweilers), dominate the statistics, far in excess of their representation in the dog population (5% pit bulls). One should hesitate to recommend either breed to anyone who has limited experience with dogs--they are not 'starter' dogs. In 2011, pit bulls killed 22 people, 7 of whom were the dogs' caretakers, out of a total of 31 fatal dog attacks. In seven years, pitties killed 127 Americans. This is not a breed that legal authorities pick on, but one that has been bred to fight aggressively in spite of injury to itself; therefore authorities try to regulate the breed. It results from mankind's manipulation of its genetic makeup, and perhaps with proper breeding, after several generations, could retain its positive attributes, while losing those traits that make it a safety concern.
Judith McKeand March 8, 2012 at 02:05 pm
A postal worker who worked parts of my neighborhood here in Escondido, CA passed away yesterday fromRead More a 'pit bull' attack that occured while she was delivering the mail. I personally would not have one and believe they, by nature, are dangerous. I doubt that characteristic can be removed through "proper breeding." Judy McKeand
Bob McCoy March 19, 2012 at 07:18 pm
Judith: What a tragedy for the postal worker and her family, as well as traumatizing the childrenRead More that may have witnessed the attack! You might be correct on the breeding aspects, that's why my comment included 'perhaps' and 'could.' However, as leery as I am regarding the breed, since the species "Canus familiaris" is also known as "Canus lupus familiaris," and directly descended from gray wolves, I would suspect that breeding could suppress the aggressive tendencies. Wolves avoid people, and there has never been a verified death caused by a wild wolf in the lower 48 states; that's why I believe pit bulls had the aggressiveness bred in.
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