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Guest Post: Thanksgiving Transition, by Walter F. Curran

This week The POP Newsletter presents the writing of Walter F. Curran, who submitted this essay in response to the writing prompt “Thanksgiving.” Many thanks to Walter for sharing his writing with us.

 

 

Walter_CurranThanksgiving Transition

Yeah, that’s right, transition, not tradition.
 
I am from South Boston, unavoidably, indelibly Irish. A few Lace Curtain types but mostly pig-shit Irish regularly ensconced on their corner pub thrones. A chronic forum for ridiculing the Lace Curtain Irish, claiming disdain but evincing envy. The Lace Curtains in turn behaved the same toward the Boston Brahmins. No one happy being themselves. Only the Irish!

Perfect Bound for $0.99? It Must Be Christmas!

For the next 12 days, you can get Perfect Bound: How to Navigate the Book Publishing Process Like a Pro for 99 cents! From now until January 2, e-books are just 99 cents through our website.   At that price you could buy a copy for everyone on your shopping list and keep another for yourself. But here's a secret: You don't have to do that. Perfect Bound is shareable!     Although many e-books are DRM protected, we at Hop On think that's silly. You can share a print book, so why not an e-book? That's why we chose not to protect Perfect Bound. So share and share alike! Now isn't that the spirit of the holidays?   Sale ends January 2 and it's only good through our website, so don't delay. Get your e-book for...

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Three Days Off

POP was closed over the weekend, and it was a real treat for me. As much as I love my work -- and I really do love it -- I feel it's important for people to take time for themselves. And that includes me!   I have been working very hard  since September, with little time off. For three months I was working seven days a week, and much of the time, I was putting in 10- or 12-hour days. Over the four-day weekend that made up my Thanksgiving break, I was sick and traveling, neither of which helped recharge my batteries.   This past week, however, I finally was able to take a deep breath, and that culminated in three days off. I'm happy to say I spent that time wisely. I slept...

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