Six notes

Some random site notes:

I took down the Search box in the right-hand column because it was consistently not actually returning any results. I'll see if I can figure out a better search process or search widget.

I put up the Amazon search box on the right because people were asking me for my click-through affiliate link. In other news, if you sign up for a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime through this link between now and January 10, I get a kickback. Sign up, watch a bunch of free streaming movies, then cancel by day 29 if you don't want to pay anything.

If you're thinking of doing Write Out 2013; Write In 2014 tomorrow, sign up now.

Random other notes:

I guest-hosted a radio show with my uncle last Sunday morning and it made me realize I want to start doing podcasts. The idea would be to have a different guest on a different topic for each podcast. If you're a podcast listener, what length do you think makes sense? Twenty minutes? Half an hour? An hour?

I was invited to do a 28-day detox by a friend and realized that I genuinely don't want to give up coffee. I enjoy it too much for giving it up to be worth the health benefits. Am I the only one who wouldn't give up something even though other people rave about giving it up?

The next week is the right time to schedule in-person hanging out with one or more friends. With or without kids. It will make you feel good to spend time with people you choose to spend time with.