A review of Lulu’s book-publishing service

Over the past eight or nine months, I’ve gotten a taste of what I imagine a book editor goes through. My grandpa and I have been secretly working on his memoirs since earlier this year and we’ve finally printed copies of it using Lulu.com. We rushed to get it done so he could purchase 24 copies to give to friends and family for Christmas. When I was researching which self-publishers to use, I couldn’t find many good overviews or photos of Lulu, so hopefully this will be helpful to others doing the same.

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The hazards and joys of bus commuting

I’ve been riding the bus to work for over five months. People frequently ask me what it’s like, so I present to you the good, the bad, and the ugly of bus commuting in Louisville, Kentucky. (See 12/15 UPDATE at the end about the bus breaking down.)

Louisville bus
3rd & Chestnut, Bunbury Theater (my stop).

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Best of 2010

In 2005, I discovered the annual year-end Fimoculous “Lists” which aggregate as many best-of lists from across the web as possible. Last year, Kottke did something similar with the Best of the Noughties decade in review (it’s still too soon to be debating over that era’s nomenclature). While I’m a little early to be reviewing all of 2010, I feel like I’ve already found my own favorite book, movie, and music releases.

The fireplace

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