Showing posts from December, 2010

Kindle Once Again - this time for Walk, Hike, Saunter

 Last time I did this was Dec 2017. At the moment, memory of how to do it is pretty foggy, but luckily I have my earlier blog posts on this to refresh my memory so printing them out to review. (look for Kindle label in this blog to find).  This book is a little easier than the others - text and inline photos, a table of contents, but no index. Susan has promised it will be out in two and a half weeks, so will try to do that. My immediate issue is that I remember that I have to make some changes to the Indesign file before putting out the epub file that I will update for Kindle, but don't remember quite what they were. Pausing to read my prior posts, and to review Kindle code for Healing Miles . From my 2012 notes I saw that to get reliable chapter breaks, each chapter had to be a separate xhtml file. The default of Indesign is to put out one big xhtml file, but it will break on a style, so I need to be sure the current Indesign document (for Walk, Hike, Saunter ) has an appropriat

A wet morning at Blade Creek

A bearing of about 99 degrees from Oakland, and a distance on that southeast path for 207 kilometers, puts you in the foothills of the Sierras, at a spot that we have visited biannually for at least twenty years now. Once in late fall to plant daffodil bulbs, and once in the spring to view the results. This property is much loved and little tended. Trees fall, creatures make little paths, seasonally, creeks flow, seasonally tarantulas roam and lizards scurry. Our friends, who own it, use it as a retreat, for years using a trailer that came with the property. They finally succumbed to the lure of running water and a flush toilet and have a more permanent structure. Last weekend was the planting weekend -  a wet one. I took an early morning walk - quite beautiful, once I adjusted to wet feet and a water table at a depth of about one inch. These are some shots from that stroll.