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Linda, look at Lulu.com. They publish all my books and only charge when a title sells. I think it's the best deal available.

Alan Lantzer

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Added by Howard Alan Lantzer on April 4, 2010 at 4:52am — 2 Comments

NPR!

NPR just broadcast a very interesting program about the "future" of book publishing. Of course, this means the Internet. Look at us...we're here making things happen. The program mentioned Lulu.com prominently. That's where I have my books posted. So, I'm off to the gym for my workout basking in my identity as a "cutting edge" author!

Blessings!

Alan

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Added by Howard Alan Lantzer on April 3, 2010 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Hurts So Good!

I'm an exercise junkie. I just finished a HARD workout...and it hurts so good! There's a very clear reason for this, however. If I can make it happen, next summer I would like to climb ALL (54) 14,000' mountains in Colorado. And I would like to bicycle from Michigan to Colorado carrying all my gear! (Hey, why not?)



I honestly don't know if I can make this happen, but I'm going to train for it anyway. That way, if I can pull it off, I'll be ready. And if I can't, I'm certain my training… Continue

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Added by Howard Alan Lantzer on April 3, 2010 at 1:41am — No Comments

Are You Impressed?



I just renewed my Mensa membership. Yeah, I know...how pretentious! But not really. I've been an

on and off member for a long time, and it's always been fun. Some time

ago, I coordinated the Mensa motorcycle special interest group. That was

particularly interesting.





I've met any number of remarkable people at various meetings, etc. Sure, there are a few - very few - who pose and posture, but most are

just folks, like you and me in…
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Added by Howard Alan Lantzer on March 31, 2010 at 2:05pm — 2 Comments

100 Best Novels!

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to read the "World's 100 best novels." And now I am! (I got the list - and there are many variations - from my local librarian.)



I just finished Butler's THE WAY OF ALL FLESH. One problem...how did this make the list?



It has a certain charm, but the language turns from splendid to turgid, sometimes in the same sentence. And the plot drags on and on and on and on...in today's rapid fire world, this whole book could be reduced to a Twitter… Continue

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Added by Howard Alan Lantzer on March 31, 2010 at 1:18am — 2 Comments

Spring?

We'll see about that. But it's a bit warmer today and that is most welcome!



I am very fortunate that, even at my advanced age, my body works very well. In fact, I'm making plans to test my physicality next summer by climbing all the 14,000' mountains in Colorado (54 all together). I've been up a number of them - and there's no such thing as an easy mountain - but doing the whole list in, say two months sounds really satisfying.



And to top that, I'm thinking about riding my… Continue

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Added by Howard Alan Lantzer on March 31, 2010 at 1:14am — 2 Comments

For Everything There is a Season

I've spent the last several weeks trying to make things happen. In this case, it's the video project I have planned. But nothing is working properly. People seem enthusiastic at first, then disappear. It's frustrating.



But it's also clear the universe wants me to wait. I'll know when the time is right, and the time is not right now.



I'm not passive by nature, so this is a little difficult. But I've learned how necessary this is.



So, I'll wait and see what… Continue

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Added by Howard Alan Lantzer on March 27, 2010 at 2:25am — 1 Comment

FREE EXCERPTS!

Yes, free! Simply let me know what title you like and I will send you a free excerpt. My titles are posted here: www.lulu.com/hobopoet and on www.authorsden.com.

Blessings!

Alan

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Added by Howard Alan Lantzer on March 18, 2010 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Spring...finally!

Michigan winters can be brutal. Not because of low temps, snow, etc. That's ordinary. It's the endless cloudy days when sunshine is nothing but a vicious rumor. But winter is over - if winter is ever really over here in March!



I'll take this, though: 65 degrees today, sunshine, people actually smiling!



For my own reading, I'm just finishing Butler's THE WAY OF ALL FLESH. A classic, certainly, and written within and for a very different sensibility. But intriguing… Continue

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Added by Howard Alan Lantzer on March 18, 2010 at 1:13pm — No Comments

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