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A Bundle Of Emotions

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A Bundle Of Emotions
By Mark Askew • Issue #9 • View online
There are two things this week that has sparked a bit of emotion, or cathartic release, if you will.
1 - Covid-19 Vaccine
I, like millions of others, received my first Covid-19 shot. I mention this because it provided a reprieve from the ongoing Covid-19 struggles. Further, it is a marking point that maybe, just maybe, we can move forward in what will be the new normal. This post covid-world. 
2 - Publishing My Poetry Book
This week I completed a massive goal and simultaneously embarked on a new journey. I’m no longer talking about self-publishing, I’m doing it.
With a looming deadline and mandate that I NOT push the due date as I’ve done so often before for this project, I published a small collection of poems called: Mixtape VOL. 1: A Poetry Collection. It’s now out in the wild. No one will likely ever see it but damn, it felt so good to publish something. To have something, I wrote out there in the world, available for consumption, and to see my publishing company listed as the publisher is a wonderful feeling.
Now the doors have been opened. I know what it’s like. I can still taste it. And more will come. I decided that in 2020 I would focus on writing and make it a life-long journey. For now, the goal is to publish something once-per-quarter. Mainly in the short-story and poetry worlds. I do have ideas for bigger books, novella’s and novels, but I am a slow writer.
For now, I have cover art to design for my short story that I will release in May or June, and I have a grammar course that officially starts tomorrow—send your prayers.

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Book Review: Algorithms to Live Byfrom authors Ben Christian and Tom Griffiths, looks at how to apply computer algorithms, such as caching, sorting, or scheduling to your everyday life. In this episode, Kyle and Mark attempt to wrap their heads around the proposed algorithms. Find out what they thought and more in thisepisode of The Productivity Lab.
Currently Reading
I just finished reading The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal*. This is book two in The Lady Astronaut Series.
I am now starting book three: The Relentless Moon.
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