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Hurricane Flossie We are okay in case you are wondering

Jacqui Pirl - Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I could not have said it better than memegenerator.com !!!

 

 

Baby Monk Seal Hug

Jacqui Pirl - Friday, July 05, 2013

Baby Monk Seal and Mommy on the Beach

Jacqui Pirl - Friday, July 05, 2013

Spring showers bring...rainbows and inspiration

Jacqui Pirl - Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Jacqui Pirl - Thursday, February 14, 2013

My clever pharmacist husband gave me a mini i-pad for Valentine's Day!!!! Awww, that's true love!

 

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

Jacqui Pirl - Thursday, January 03, 2013

Election Jell-O

Jacqui Pirl - Tuesday, November 06, 2012

We made election Jell-O.

Red states, blue states and those pretty purple undecided states!

Happy Election Day!

 

 

THE BIG FIVE?

Jacqui Pirl - Monday, October 29, 2012

The BIG FIVE

 

Back in January 2011, when it seemed the world still had come out of its first spin from the transition to the digital world of books and media, I wrote a bit about the BIG SIX—the six largest (and at that time and for many years past) the most lucrative publishing houses in the world.

 

Ten years ago, if you were writing and you had “made” it, it was very likely that you had been published by one of the imprints belonging to one of the legendary BIG SIX.

 

Fast Forward to the brink of 2013 and it appears the publishing world has not stopped spinning after all. According to an article by Eric Pfanner in today’s New York Times, two of the Big Six will merge:

 

“Bertelsmann, the owner of Random House, and Pearson, which owns Penguin, said Monday that they had reached an agreement to combine the two houses to create the largest consumer book publisher in the world. Analysts said the deal between Bertelsmann, of Germany, and Pearson, of Britain, would give the combined companies greater scale to deal with the challenges arising from the growth of electronic books and the power of Internet retailers.

 

Together, Penguin Random House would have a global market share of more than 25 percent, and a book list that includes contemporary best sellers like Random House’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” and Penguin’s back list of classics from authors including George Orwell.”

 

Here is a link to a letter to their agents: http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2012/random-house-letter-to-agents-explaining-merger/

 

It’s an interesting time in publishing!

My Other Office

Jacqui Pirl - Tuesday, October 09, 2012

One of the nice things about living in Hawaii is that when the computer is acting up at home, I can always grab a stack of papers and take it to my "other office" to edit.

 

 

 

 

Just another day in the ocean...

Jacqui Pirl - Friday, July 27, 2012

My daughter and I went for our regular late afternoon swim today and it was anything but an ordinary late night afternoon swim.

In spite of the quality of these pictures (everything on earth seems to be coated in silver) that is the entire cast of Hawaii Five-O (Danno, McGarett, Kono and  what's Daniel Dae Kim's character's name?) and crew out filming a prayer or surf circle (surfers on their boards holding hands for a funeral in a circle) in our swimming neighborhood.

Danno and McGarrett came within 10 feet of us on a jet ski. We waved and yelled Book`em Danno. On shore, Daniel Dae Kim smiled at us. Kono walked by in a bathrobe.

Look for Anna and I as accidental extras in the ocean on an upcoming episode.

 

 

 And if that's not enough--and perhaps even more exciting--on our way swimming back to shore we saw, between the two of us, two turtles, two eels and three mantis shrimp!!!


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