IT WORKS, AND I’M WORKING   9 comments

The “No news after noon” policy really works. I still know what’s going on in the world, but I’m not driving myself crazy with nursing it all day. And then, at bedtime, my good-sense-0f-humor niece sends me a summary that goes something like this. “News of the day — same stuff — all bad.” and I end up giggling instead of gagging.

Working? Well, here’s the story. figs & Pomegranates & Special Cheeses is available in both paperback and Kindle form, but they don’t appear on the same page. Yesterday’s project was to get the e-book going. Today was the discovery that you can’t yet “look inside” the paperback, but you can in the Kindle store. Tomorrow’s project will be to find out why both alternatives aren’t listed in the same place.

In the meantime. here’s the link to the paperback version.

And here’s the route to the kindle version.


Posted August 26, 2014 by Mona Gustafson Affinito in Uncategorized

9 responses to “IT WORKS, AND I’M WORKING

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  1. Such an honor to be included in your report of a successful undertaking. Glad you are able to enjoy such progress and success with the “Figs” deal. I do hope it continues and produces your longed for results. Certainly no publication could possibly have gotten more attention or devotion.
    Meanwhile, continue with your avoidance of the news. It is a worthwhile project, the world stays the same and you are sleeping better. Now practice not being self conscious in a group discussion when you may not know all the details of the latest. The basic principles remain constant.

  2. Yeah! It’s wonderful to hear that Figs & Pomegranates & Special Cheeses is now available. I’m going to order a copy. I really liked your nonfiction book, and am looking forward to reading this one.

  3. I like your “no news after noon” and tend to lean that way, listening to public radio on my way to work, though I occasionally look up a topic of interest on the internet. I’ve gone on rants and blogged about wanting more good news reported. The good news is out there, just so hard to find in our mainstream media. Speaking of good news, thank you for following my blog. I look forward to exploring yours.

    • I totally agree about wanting more good news. Way back when I took a journalism course in high school I learned that folks see “good” news as no news, so what we get is the bad. That’s why two of my favorite magazines are “Ode” and “Yes” which emphasize the positive, productive things people do.

      What upsets me even more than the lack of “good” news is the hate news that seems to be so in style. I learned long ago to dismiss personal attacks which seem to be the crux of many current reportages. But it’s hard not to find them upsetting when I accidentally tune in to one of them.

  4. My solution is not to read the news! What good does it do? We don’t have a TV and my internet is splotchy at best. My hope is to spend what is left of my life making good news happen.

    • I love your intention to make good things happen. I guess the value of being aware of the news is knowing where good is needed. But to avoid worrying the news keeps one fit to do good. It’s a conundrum, or something like that. And thanks so much for doing me the kindness of responding.

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