Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Looking for new charities and Civilian in an Ill-fitting Uniform Video Part 3

And Then Some Publishing News
For two months And Then Some Publishing has been donating a portion of the proceeds of every book we publish and sold through Amazon.com to Susan G. Komen - For the Cure (to breast cancer). Our website visits have remained consistent, yet we have sold less books than ever before. 

Our question: Are people suffering from Susan G. Komen overload? There are tons of products out there with a pink ribbon and maybe you've seen enough. Maybe you're thinking... couldn't they give to other charities? Please don't read this as the work of Susan G. Komen isn't important... it is! They have been able to accomplish many great things, however it's time for us to move on.

Our Susan G. Komen charity promotion will be over this Wednesday, June 30, 2010. And Then Some Publishing believes in giving back and we will be searching for new charities to promote. Do you have a favorite charity you would like to get more notice? Leave a comment below.

On Thursday, July 1, 2010 we will be releasing the last video in the series, How to be Funny on Purpose. It's more than how to be funny. Edgar E. Willis breaks down why jokes are funny, what it takes to be funny, and how to set up jokes so they are funny. It's the anatomy of humor... And Then Some! We will let you know as soon as this video is available.

Below is Part 3 of Anthony Weaver's interview with author Edgar E. Willis about his memoir, Civilian in an I'll-fitting UniformPart 3 continues the discussion of the captains Edgar served under, the "Winding path to Peace," and the fact that bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and yet, the USS Alaska hadn't suffered it's only casualty of the war. Also in Part 3, at 96, Edgar reminds us with precision what was happening in the Pacific Theater, the timing and feelings of where our country was at during World War II, including the difference between enlisted men and officers.

Having trouble viewing the video? Click here and watch Part 3 of the interview with Edgar E. Willis on YouTube.

Click here to watch Part 1 of Edgar's interview on YouTube.
Click here to watch Part 2 of Edgar's interview on YouTube.


Thursday's And Then Some Essay preview:

Thursday’s essay is called, “Self-identity is the base for everything else you do in life."  I don't know if you've ever stopped to think about the role of self-identity in your life?  In this essay, I begin by discussing two activities I used for more than 20 years in my basic, speech-communication course, to not just introduce the idea of self-identify but to actually help students develop/acquire an identity.  Then I talk briefly about its value and importance.

Self-identity is the base for everything else you do in life
by Richard L. Weaver II


There is no easy path when it comes to unleashing the remarkable energy that one’s identity contains.  Finding it, however, is just a start.  As people understand their unique capacities and live according to them, they become happy being who they are.  As Ackerman writes in the final chapter of his book, “A Framework for Living,” “Consider your identity your source of life.  It makes you vibrant, wise, agile, powerful, even playful.  It is the sun within you, whose energy need never die.”

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