• Yehoshua Paul

Summer announcements

Summer 2019. Japan resumes commercial whaling, the largest solar power plant in Argentina is now operational, and the US officially withdraws from a nuclear agreement with Russia. Israelis are enduring another election campaign; however, Marvel announced 10 new MCU movies + a bunch of TV series giving us something to look forward to (Wandavision!). Also, my project proposal for Google’s 2019 Season of Docs program was rejected and I am getting ready to resume my journey into the past.

I applied to the program shortly after Sefer Ha’Omer ended in June knowing full well that I did not know what kind of chance I had of getting accepted. Applications were reviewed in July and decisions were made in August. Over 400 technical writers submitted close to 700 project proposals – roughly 50 were accepted, which is just to say that the competition was tough. Congratulations to everyone who made it! You rock!

I have very mixed feelings about not getting accepted. On the one hand, I was very excited about the opportunity, really hopeful I would get accepted, and was mentally preparing myself to four months of 11 hour days in which I juggled work, family and the program. On the other hand, getting rejected allows me to keep my sanity and resume my journey into the past – something I’ve been preparing for since June. I am really excited about this and really looking forward to the books!

However, it’s August. My kids are on vacation, and their last day of camp/nursery is Thursday. I’m also on a kind of break. I want to finish reading the last two Lensman books, finish watching the last few episodes of Stranger things and review books until 1965. I hope to get all of these done by the end of next week.

I will then begin reading and writing posts for the blog. I want to have four or five posts written in advance. The first post will be published during the first week of September after the kids are back in school/nursery.

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with a small spoiler.

The first book is going to be one of the following:


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