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Alan Eggleston
Worked at e-Messenger Internet Consulting, Inc.
Attended Grand Haven High School
Lives in West Michigan
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Not strictly about books, but it's worth occasionally straying from the main topic to discuss a recent movie. Here's my review of the 2014 science fiction film Lucy on my Book blog, Booksville.
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Book question: What is your favorite section of the bookstore? I start looking for my next read in several different places. 
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A FLOWER Might Have BLOOMED For THE FIRST TIME In SPAIN !!!

Spain might be the place where flowers appeared for the first time in evolution !!! 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33969640
Botanists in the US say an ancient plant that grew underwater in what is modern day Europe may have been the world's first known flowering plant.
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Do you suffer from readers' gluttony? It's a common malady. 
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Ever notice how randomly books open on certain page numbers? Is it odd or is it designed that way?
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Did you catch +MythBusters last night? Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman put their lives on the line to test shark repellents and - at your request - they try one more time to kill off the great white shark from the movie Jaws. Here's my recap from the episode, "MythBusters vs Jaws" for #ScreenFad .

http://www.screenfad.com/mythbusters/myth-busters-season-13-episode-13-recap-mythbusters-vs-jaws-41959
In "MythBusters vs Jaws," Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman revisit some past MythBusters shark myths: exploding oxygen tanks from Jaws and shark repellents.
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They were back to a fan favorite on +MythBusters last night as Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman sourced their mailbag for fan suggestions and pulled out three updates to previous myths and added a new one in "Unfinished Business." Here's my recap for #ScreenFad.

http://www.screenfad.com/mythbusters/myth-busters-season-13-episode-12-recap-unfinished-business-41728
MythBusters returns to a fan favorite as Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman look into fan suggestions for the "Unfinished Business" episode.
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Paper or Ebook - Which Is Better? I explain the differences between them, which I prefer, and why. Do you agree or disagree?
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If you know what features to focus on, you can pick the right pocket knife for you. This graphic will help you pick!

Check it out below, or head here for more: http://lifehacker.com/this-infographic-shows-you-what-to-look-for-in-a-pocket-1724643231
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Google begins Project Sunroof to see if solar panels would make sense for a home. Genius!
 
Project Sunroof is awesome!

I love this new 20% project from Google. They take a bunch of high-resolution Google Earth data and figure out how much sunlight individual houses get. Currently, this is live for the Bay Area and Fresno in California, plus the Boston area. So you can get a pretty good estimate of whether solar panels would save money on your house. Hint: solar makes sense for a lot more people than you'd think!

You can even connect directly with several different solar panel providers if you'd like to start saving money now. I hope that Google expands this even more widely at some point.

Edit: By the way, here's one more reason why this kicks butt. The price of solar is dropping so much that the cost of solar panel modules isn't the primary factor as much anymore. Instead, the overall cost of solar installation, including cost for solar installers to find customers, is one of the larger factors now. If Project Sunroof can help solar customers and solar installers find each other more easily, that just pushes solar to be even cheaper and more widely accessible. If you're interested, see http://rameznaam.com/2015/08/10/how-cheap-can-solar-get-very-cheap-indeed/ for a little more about this.
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Occupation
Retired but still active writer, editor, and blogger.
Employment
  • e-Messenger Internet Consulting, Inc.
    Web editor and writer, 2001 - 2014
    Owner: Web writing and editing, social media strategy and management, SEO strategy and management.
  • WZZM-TV
    Studio then writer/producer, 1973 - 1980
    Studio production including camera operator and floor direction, lighting, mic placement, staging; Writing and producing television commercials, public service announcements, and station promotions.
  • Amway Corp.
    Senior writer then editor, 1980 - 1999
    Corporate publications and literature writer and editor; corporate website writing and editing.
  • Quixtar Inc
    Web editor, 1999 - 2001
    Web editorial direction for launch and implementation of Amway's North American e-commerce business.
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Currently
West Michigan
Previously
Michigan - Westfield, IN - Grand Haven, MI - Hastings, MI - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Madison, WI - Comstock Park, MI - Grand Rapids, MI
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Tagline
Words are my business.
Introduction
Writer, editor, and reader. Former bookseller. Read my book blog. Follow me on Twitter: a_copywriter or Booksville.
Bragging rights
Been to every corner of the continental United States and lots of places in between. Also been to Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom.
Education
  • Grand Haven High School
    College Prep, 1965 - 1966
  • Hastings High School
    College Prep, 1966 - 1968
  • Kellogg Community College
    Physics and Math, 1968 - 1970
  • Central Michigan University
    BS Broadcast & Cinematic Arts, 1970 - 1972
  • Western Michigan University
    MA Communications, 1981 - 1985
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