Monthly Archives: February 2017

Radioactive Cows and Operation Haylift

I’ve added two new posts to NevadaAg.com (external link). One post describes the experimental dairy farm at the Nevada Test Site in Nye County. The other details Operation Haylift, which saw the United State’s Air Force dropping tons of alfalfa … Continue reading

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Fly Me to The Moon

inDesign is the industry leader for producing printed material. It can layout anything from soup labels to magazine ads to full length books. It’s expensive, starting at $20 a month. I’m trying to learn it over the next month. I … Continue reading

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What is a Book Without Pictures?

                        “A tall man looks from a battlemented roof over sea and shore; he holds a globe in his right hand, while a staff in his left rests on … Continue reading

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If I Had More Time I Would Write You A Shorter Letter

The paragraph in quotes is entirely serviceable. Given time to edit, however, it can be more dynamic and easier to read. In revising I cut the word count from 76 to 59. This takes it from the 12th grade level to the … Continue reading

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Word and .pdf Files

I’m on a Mac and I use the latest version of Word since I have an Office 365 subscription.  Word saves documents to .pdfs with little loss of formatting. Printed out, such a file looks almost  like the original Word … Continue reading

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On Deadlines

“I find that it takes a lot of years of living, and many more of reckoning, to come up with one worthwhile paragraph. And when a deadline looms, prayer doesn’t hurt, either.” Carmen Agra Deedy I respect many newspaper reporters … Continue reading

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Updating My Book Proposal At NevadaAg.com

02/12/2017 Update: Revisions completed! Original post: Five months ago I constructed a website (external link) to support a book proposal on Nevada agriculture. That site needs updating and I’m doing that this week. The sample chapter I have in .pdf needs the most work. In … Continue reading

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