Sorry I have fallen a bit off of the blogoshere, both here and visiting great blogs. Between trying to cram 5 days worth of work into 3, job hunting the other 2 days, and trying to finalize Egret the Elephant volume 1, there hasn’t been as much time for, well, anything. Most importantly I would like to say happy anniversary to my wonderful wife Melissa who has been instrumental in editing Egret. To give an update on that, we have all but the last two stories (5 of 7) completely ready to go. I am going to do a soft release. Once the final two stories are edited, the eBook version will launch first. The reasons for that is two fold. First it will give me a chance to give out some review copies, and hopefully build some hype, and secondly I’m finding the formatting of the trade paperback to be a little more challenging than I first predicted. But I guess it will be one or two weeks until we see the ebook.
My running is suffering right now. I managed to hurt my hip in a 1/2 marathon the other week. Running has been a challenge. I am in a lot of pain after about 4-5 miles and have to stop. I’m hoping this is a shoe issue, they are well past their wear date. Anyways I am going to keep my miles low and times slow until my hip is healed.
I got the new iPhone 5. Thank you Dad for the belated birthday present. For the record it was belated only because the release date was a month or so after my birthday. The phone is amazing but a bit of a battery hog. But that could partly be because I can’t stop playing with it. It is a beautiful phone and it is fast, both in processing speeds and the new LTE data is unbelievable. There are actually parts of my house (far away from the router) that it is faster to shut of the wifi and use LTE. Passbook will be very cool once there are more compatible cards/apps. Frustrating that cases are hard to come by and I have to drag the one power cord I have with me everywhere. But even though it is a pain right now, I do like the new smaller adapter. It’s reversible and seems more sturdy.
The kids are doing great. Josh loves Beverly Farms and Sunday school at the Chabad. So far I am really thrilled with the learning he is getting from the Chabad though I feel like I am going to have to work extra to keep his critical thinking skills on tack when it comes to science. We had a long talk after he said there weren’t any unicorns anymore because they missed Noah’s Ark. I struggle with wanting him to have that Jewish identity and still see the beauty in science. But I have been mostly able to walk that line and I hope he will as well. Elijah is doing very well in his third year at Beth Sholom. They both have their moments but at the end of the day I think Melissa and I are wonderfully lucky parents to have two amazing kids.
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