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Quick Review - Kindle Paper White

Even as recently as a year ago there were a lot of trade-offs you had to make if you were a hard core reader using an eReader. Sure, you got great battery life and a whole library right in your hands, but—let’s face it—the screens on the old eReaders left something to be desired … to say the least. Gray, pixilated and slow, they were about as far from a real book as you could get.



Enter the Kindle Paperwhite. The newest Kindle is Amazon’s flagship eReader and it’s good. Really, really good. It keeps up the tradition of having an absolutely amazing battery life rating of up to 8 weeks but adds so ,so much more than eReaders of the past.


Let’s start with the screen. Oh, that screen! It absolutely destroys older eReaders with a much higher contrast ratio, giving the screen a much more “paper” like appearance while also adding 62% more pixels, making the text crystal clear when compared with the last generation. Here is Amazon’s comparison (and I can tell you that this comparison is true, …

Erythromelalgia Update

I know, it’s been a while since I’ve put out an update on Tracey’s erythromelalgia. Why? Frankly, we have been in a bit of a holding pattern after not having that much success. At a certain point, trying diet after diet, treatment after treatment, without much in the way of results can get very mentally and physically exhausting. In short, we’ve haven't done anything, except try and eat healthy and drink a lot of smoothies over the last few months.

The positive to report in this is that in the last few months to a year, there has not really been any progression in either direction: The condition isn’t getting worse or better. That second part we are obviously not happy about. The EM has us basically in the same position as it did a year ago. Tracey all but stays in bed, working from home and doing her writing thing. We continue to just try and control the condition.
That is our update. Sometimes you just need a break. We do hope to get some kind of treatment plan rolling again soo…

Create Art...

I'm reading listening to a book, The Icarus Deception, by Seth Godin.The point of the book is that everything that we do, everything we create is art. This could be traditional art, writing, blogging, or programming, among everything else we do—the point is, it’s all art. More importantly, art—for the first time in history—is our ticket out of the rat race. 

Security is no longer getting the ideal job at the ideal company or trading our happiness and art for this perceived security. That perceived security is a myth...take it from someone who knows. This security comes at a cost—the cost of robbing us from not only happiness, but also our creativity or our ability to create art. The book has some very intriguing thoughts, which serve as a wake up call. 

And while this is not a review of the book, I do, however, highly recommend it. This is me deciding to "write everyday," because only through “practicing” art will I get better at creating it. 
What kind of art am I looking …