OK, now that I have your attention, it’s link soup day here. (Definitely check out the Homecoming King item, as that’s my favorite!)
I thought I’d post a few interesting links today. First up, everybody in the US is watching how the Ebola situation plays out as citizens worry an outbreak may form here, too. So, here are a couple of Ebola related links.
- Ebola symposium. My mother-in-law, Marcia, is in charge of the University of Virginia’s Medical Center Hour and she recently hosted a symposium with experts on Ebola. When we visited my in-laws recently, she told us that when she planned the seminar a few months back, she and the experts who’d agreed to talk thought they’d be doing a wrap up of the pandemic in Africa (with it having been contained). Sadly, things went the other way and it was really relevant when they finally did it. Here’s the Ebola symposium video.
- Ebola and quarantine. This is a piece from ethicist Arthur Caplan expressing his view on the problems associated with mandatory quarantine.
In the field of book marketing, I had two posts run over at Indies Unlimited this week, where I discussed the marketing technique of image quotes. The main article discusses how people use image quotes, and the second one offers how-to advice.
Finally, I want to offer a shout out to my fabulous nephews. First to Kendall, who was crowned Southern Illinois University’s Homecoming King.* How awesome is that?! I can say I knew him way back when. 🙂 Second to Austin, who turns 18 today! He used to be so little, and now he’s a grown up. Time flies.
That’s it for today. Have a happy hump day.
* I couldn’t find a direct link to the crowning ceremony, but it’s the last shot in the Homecoming photo montage.