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Archive for October, 2012

Dave Duffy

Photos of me and my kids

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Robby, an engineering student at Oregon State University, with our new puppy, Damon, a chocolate lab.

Jake, a student at OSU, with Damon.

Sam, a student at Gold Beach High School, and Damon.

Annie, the managing editor of BHM, with my youngest granddaughter, Clara, and Damon.

Granddaughter Olga and Damon.

Grandson Gavin and Damon

Damon chewing on my ear.

 

Dave Duffy

The learning curve with Kindle

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

We’ve been doing all sorts of interesting stuff with Kindle, uploading a total of 20 back issues to the Amazon platform, plus uploading our all-time best selling book, Emergency Preparedness and Survival Guide (EPSG). Within the coming week I expect we’ll have my book, Can America Be Saved from Stupid People, uploaded to Kindle.

To date, 15,194 people have downloaded four of the back issues FREE, as part of the KDP Select promotion program Kindle runs. This week I’ll probably let people download our EPSG book. This all has to do with getting the conversation going about BHM products on the internet.

It’s an interesting learning curve, but things are beginning to look bright for us on the Kindle horizon. Click here to see one of our back issues on Kindle.

And if you click on this link, you can see that, by at least one narrow measure for a specific category, we’re doing pretty well at an early stage in the process. This list has a couple of our back issues ranked No. 12 and No. 14 on the Amazon best-selling list, at least for this category.

I’m doing most of the promotion and announcing of our moves with Kindle on the BHM Facebook page. So if you want to keep up to date with it, you’ll have to check that out occasionally.

 

There’s a lot to learn but we’re on the right road.

Dave Duffy

A healthy guy who smells like garlic

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

My wife says I smell like garlic. For good reason! Every morning I have an egg on whole what toast, but I fry the egg in my special concoction of two teaspoons of garlic, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar mix. It takes about a week of soaking in the olive oil and balsamic vinegar for the garlic to get “just right.” So delicious and healthy! — Dave

The garlic needs to soak about a week to get it to where you can put it straight on the bread without frying it. Otherwise, it's a bit strong for my tastes.

I mix two or three full bulbs of garlic into this size container. I add only a squirt of balsamic vinegar to the olive oil.

Dave Duffy

A chocolate Lab puppy

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Lenie with Damon

Lenie and I  picked up our new puppy yesterday, a 7-week-old Chocolate Lab named Damon. Our marvelous old Black Lab, Molly, had died the day after Christmas last year so we’ve been looking forward to this day. Damon, as you might suspect, is a little chewing machine, especially attracted to sneaker laces and computer wires.

 
 


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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