Monthly Archives: September 2016

Art is Long and Life is Short . . .

How do you handle waiting while you are working on your art? (And believe me, it is art if you are dedicated to your craft.) I handle waiting by continuing to write, even without knowing if my effort will pay … Continue reading

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An Excellent OCR Online Tool

Just discovered an excellent online site for converting .pdf image files into editable text. I’ve written on OCR before (internal link) and I know the process is far from perfect. But this site does a great job and it’s free. You … Continue reading

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Stanton Delaplane and Paris

There is nothing like Paris in the Spring. The trees along the boulevards all trembling in the fresh spring breeze. The cleaning crews washing down the sidewalks in the cool Paris dawn. The sidewalk cafés at sunset with the crowded … Continue reading

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Getting Your Photo In Google’s Search Results — Some Hints

Google is adding author photos more routinely to search results if I am correct. See the first screen shot below. Google is quick. That Delaplane blog entry was posted on September 17th and the search result was live on the … Continue reading

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Stanton Delaplane, Unrecognized Humorist

Stanton Delaplane, known by friends as Del, wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle for more than fifty years. I grew up reading his syndicated column which reached millions. His books were national best sellers. Yet despite his success, including winning the Pulitzer … Continue reading

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A New Venture — Seeking a Co-Writer

For my book on Nevada agriculture I’ll need a qualified co-writer. I want to approach the University of Nevada Press but I am a non-academic and I have no college degree. What to do? I prepared a working sample chapter. … Continue reading

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Life in Las Vegas

Ten months ago I moved to Las Vegas. I previously lived in my own house for fifteen years in West Sacramento, California.  I’m now in a two bedroom apartment in Sin City. I’ve enjoyed the change. A few notes. The Big Picture. Las … Continue reading

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