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nanowrimo

I was going to participate in nanowrimo this year. But due to life and just getting tied up in other things I decided to not do so. I am really just not ready to write anything novel based right now. So my apologies to those who expected something.

Kindle and Accessibility and Books and Reading

This is what my post primarily is about. I just got a kindle keyboard this week as an early birthday present and I absolutely love it. The built in text to speech is amazing although I wish Amazon would make other things accessible to the blind like browsing the store through the kindle web browser. But seriously I have really just about adopted the kindle as my only book reading solution. There are tons of books available for free out there that I can load up into this thing without spending another penny if I want. But I will buy books I am interested in. For anyone who isn’t familiar with the blind you must understand that ibooks on the iphone. Or the half way accessible kindle to the blind is a huge step out of the dark ages. Well, hmmm, maybe not dark ages. But for us seriously we just haven’t had this ability for a long time. I read many times people fussing about apple ibook and Amazon kindle book prices that I almost want to take all those fussing and complaining by the back of their necks and shake some sense into them. For me as just one blind person. I can find plenty of free and low cost books on amazon and other sources to last me a life time and longer so I am not complaining. For those of you seeking free books or low cost books. Subscribe to amazon’s daily deal for one. Two amazon has about 100 books a month that you can look through and pick titles you are interested in. I got some books for under 4 dollars about 5 of them from this months offering and saved approximately 20 or more dollars on each of those books Third there are plenty of websites like gutenberg and feedbooks and manybooks and others that offer free reading material a lot of which in my opinion anyway is a lot better than most new books out there today so give them a try and stop fussing for those of you who are. Same goes for people fussing about ibook prices on apple. Again search for the deals they are plainly available right in front of you. I have for the most part adopted the kindle as my book reader. But I don’t exclude ibooks. Both are good for book reading. And both stores have deals. I just like how amazon does their book selections better. I can’t tell you how many people have said to me once I got the kindle that they love the kindle because they can turn text to speech on and listen to a book in the car on their way to work. I am sure half or most of these people don’t know that is mostly a result of blind person getting upset with amazon for not making the kindle accessible to everyone. Well to Amazon keep up the accessibility please. It will increase your sales more than you know and it will help tons more people than you may realize and get more features available to those of us without sight so that we can read books even better than we already do those of us currently using kindle. Take care everyone.


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Regarding my earlier post

regarding my post earlier on this subject. I was reminded of a thing that for me that should be done in moderation. That I completely forgot about. It was interesting how I was reminded of it.
Some things should be done in moderation and there is completely good reasons for that. In this case it was I ate too much and caused myself to get very sleepy. I know better than to do that. But from time to time I simply forget or I am really hungry or something tastes so good I just forget.
So yes. As I said some things should be done in moderation.


How Should One Live Life?

Based on
Today’s topic from the dailypost wordpress blog is basically how should we or how do we live our lives.
More specifically it was asking the question should we do all things in moderation.
It went further on to say or should it be an all or nothing type of life on how we live what decision we make. So on and so forth.
I am of course paraphrasing.
I personally believe that there are some things that should be done in moderation, there are some things that shouldn’t be touched at all unless you know what your doing. And there are some things when you should give you all (put all your energy) into something for one reason or another.
For me I tend to be on give my all on something or just leave it alone. There are things I do do in moderation but for me that is more the exception than the rule.
To me things are black and white with some grey spots here and there. But very rarely to grey spots come up for me. There are absolutes. And I live my life upon those absolutes no matter what anyone thinks says or does.
I think each of us needs to decide for ourselves what guidelines we will run our lives by. If our own then I think that is sad. Or if by the One Who created us then things will work out in time. And we will understand in time.
I don’t understand everything that happens to me or why. But I can say this of a certain. I would rather live my life by God’s rules than by my own. I think that personally moderation needs to be defined by God’s words and not our own. Same with all or nothing.
I know some of this probably sounds a bit silly to many who read this. But believe me when you live your life in the One Who made you you find that nothing can even come close to
anything the world can offer you. And you may find too that moderation yes sometimes is needed in certain areas. But it becomes more the exception than the rule.
I am tired today so forgive me that this is lacking in Bible references. This post was more on personal experience than Bible verses/statements.