I've mentioned working on a book - I think I'm finally ready to give a preview of a chapter. The content is 100 of my weekly travel columns that I've been writing for the paper. The working title is "Souvenir Stories," but I'm not in love with that. The content is a bit all over the map (heh) - some chapters retell a historic event, some are profiles of people we met, some are really just a travel blog post. I decided I wanted to do the design, layout, and production all myself, and will then self-publish in a way that gets the book listed on Amazon. I had to learn InDesign much deeper than we use it at the newspaper. Over the weekend I printed a couple chapters out and decided I was happy with the design, so now it's cranking through another 95 columns and reformatting/editing/adding photos for the book. After eight years of travel and two+ years of writing about it I hope to have the book out sometime late fall/early winter.