7 Quick Takes VIII

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Another Dots in Books update: My first sale! I sold a copy of the mid-length version of my counting book for kids to the Kantonsbibliothek Baselland, where I will have to stop by one of these days to check on how it’s doing. Next step: write a bunch of libraries.

Counting book for children

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The White House has also published something: their 2011 Christmas card. It seems people are upset about it because there’s no tree in it and that’s not christmasey enough.

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Santa Automaton by Dug North
So I’m adding some christmasey artwork just in case.

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But finally, it’s not christmasey looks but christmasey deeds that make a Christmas christmasey. I’m sure that’s how the KMart customers felt whose layaway bill was paid for by anonymous donors.

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But if you want to make sure your Christmas is christmasey enough, leave it to the standards bureaus. Their standard-bearer this season is the Dutch office with their NEN 0512 Guidelines for Sint-Nicolaas Festivities.

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Just make sure you comfort those kids who ran into Zwarte Piet, because new research seems to show that letting very young children cry uncomforted is bad for them.

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And instead of writing a seventh take, I’ll take time for Christmas, and later time to listen to the seven takes before and after mine.

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1 thought on “7 Quick Takes VIII

  1. SursumCorda

    Congratulations! Your first sale, and it wasn’t even mine, since I’ve been concentrating on Christmas gifts for the moment. You will, eventually, have at least two sales. 🙂


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