After months of work, my eBook MOVA Globes: The Inside Story went live on Amazon today. This is a nonfiction technical discussion of the amazing self rotating MOVA globe.
I’ve been working with these globes in my ‘day job’ for about the last eight years. In order to support the customers who have purchased from us, (as well as those who purchased elsewhere), I have had to learn a lot about the science that allows the globes function. It has been a fascinating journey as I have discussed issues with the inventor, as well as dissecting inoperative globes.
I know there is a very small audience for this book, but if you have ever wondered how your MOVA globe works, I hope you will enjoy this book.
As I’ve considered what to write in my first post, I finally decided to talk just a bit about my inspiration. There are a lot of reasons why I write, not the least of which is my wife, children and grandchildren, but that’s not what this post is about. This is about what helps me reach the state of mind where I can write.
One of my inspirations is the beauty of the area where I live. Although southeast Idaho is a high mountain desert, I have the incredible good fortune to be able to live right on the bank of the Snake River. The river provides a separate ecosystem that is totally unlike the surrounding desert. Without the waters of the Snake, the only thing that grows naturally is cactus, June grass, and sage brush. With the life giving waters of the Snake, the surrounding desert is covered with tens of thousands of acres of productive fields.
On the river itself, you will find an abundance of wildlife. Particularly during the winter months, birds congregate to live out the winter. Eagles fish the waters of the Snake, even while swans, geese, and ducks rest on the ice or feed in the slow moving winter currents.
I selected one such picture, taken from the edge of my lawn, to give you a glimpse of the incredible beauty I’ve been telling you about. Every time I see the image, it reminds me again of the beautiful world in which we live, and how fortunate I am as I enjoy my little corner of the world.
Click the image if you wish to see it full size. (Kind of full size as it is compressed for display on the web.) I hope you enjoy it.