Today’s piece of self-directed wisdom…

Highlights and Lowlights

I’ve been spending the week reminding myself that writing books is different from writing shorter pieces.

You have to spend a long time feeling like you’re down in the galley pulling, pulling, pulling on a set of oars before you start to feel like you’re finally up on deck, lightly adjusting a rudder with one hand.

I did a search of my Flickr stream for photos with the tag “boats” but it didn’t turn up anything that really fit with this post. So here’s a photo I shot the other day in the Boston Public Library. It’s kind of pretty, and it’ll help to dress up what is otherwise a short and bland blog post.

Though…hmm. I bet that Louis St. Gaudens had to keep hammering at that thing for weeks and months before it started to look like a lion. I should probably keep that in mind.

Plaster model of Louis Saint Gaudens lion statue, side view

4 thoughts on “Today’s piece of self-directed wisdom…

  1. Clint MacD

    I, for one, am looking forward to whatever new book you have in store for us. I wonder what it could be about? Probably something new from Apple; that seems a safe bet. But I can’t guess what it might be. Lions… those lovely photos of lions keep distracting me. Lots of lions, and Apple products. Hmmm… nope, I got nothin’.

    Well, I guess we’ll just have to wait!

    Best wishes,

  2. Steve Most

    And sometimes, more is said in a short blog post than in an entire “book”.

    Thanks Andy…

  3. kelsey

    errrr. Hi! I recently read your piece reviewing the ipad 2… I commented on the CST website, but wasn’t sure you’d see it. and then I found your blog and WHEEEE!

    Just a quick note to say that I LOVED reading your review! What a great writer! Your blog is now in my reader, and I look forward to plenty of more laughs and insights brought by your well crafted paragraphs.

    PS. I bought an ipad 20 minutes after I finished your review. Mission accomplished. :)

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