Last night I dreamt that I walked into my local Barnes Noble bookstore just as the local bus pulled up displaying&announcing my name as its destination.
Later...I thot of how B&N (who I worked for ~10 yrs in Wellesley & Boston MA) could turn that into an easy local-author PR program in which local authors would be highlighted the moment they stepped into the local store by a visible/audible display that announces "[Author Name]IS IN the store!" (Trip it off by zipcoded RFID.) Concept: Like us, authors buy books at their local B&N. (By pre-arrangement, of course.) Make their in-store presence easy for them & buzzy for locals who will remember & e-mail about it after...
OT-biblical dynamic images - a ladder descending, a tower ascending - assume a Heaven 'up there' but what if what-if is here & now? (i.e.) Jiddu Krishnamurti told us to learn to accept that It doesn't get any better
than This. I'd rather a ground-level
horizontal common-good, not an unnecessarily-vertical one.With a lot
of unoccupied planet to fill; people being born every minute
to fill it, wise-up, humans! This it IT! Make the most of it!