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How are you keeping your self positive in this strange time .

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Here in the U.K. I am stuck at home and under lockdown rules . Still grafting as I see lots of little jobs to maintain my home. Lucky we have had some great weather. Also it’s been nice to have a little time to take short walks with Sharon this is a pace of life we both are not use too. The most  positive thing I have achieved is to create a new product video and I really think if I was working at my day job this would not of happened. 

Look forward to hearing something positive from you guys.

Derrick James
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Hi David,

Very similar here in LA. I've chosen to use all the extra time to focus on my creativity. I have submitted several ideas to Edison Nation, published one book, completed a first draft for another (73k words) and designed a shoe line. LOL.

I stay up very late at night ;)

And yes, just enjoying the connected and casual time with my husband and daughter which is a blessing despite the terrible times we are all enduring right now :(

Heather Lavoie
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Hi Alicia 

As I am clocking on your probably clocking off . Usually my best creative solutions are when I am on holiday as my mind is filled with less distractions.  This is the biggest holiday since I was at school. Now that takes me back to the “stand by me “ film .

You are one busy mum and by the sound of it making your own luck.

Are your books for children and is it an audio book too. 

Derrick James
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I haven't been too inventive lately, but, I have been trying to maintain my creativity by designing a motorized bicycle based on the track racers of the early 1900s. It's a work in progress but I think it looks cool. LoL

What's unique about it is that the seat tube and the down tube are connected by the motor mounting plate and the motor exhausts through the down tube. It can be pedaled, motor-driven, or a combination of the two.

I don't know if I'll ever get to build it but I do enjoy the designing process.

My best to all and most important... STAY HEALTHY !!!

Heather Lavoie
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Well like you David I've been taking many walks with the love my life, my wife of 38 years.   Plus we've been doing some living-room/kitchen dancing almost every day.  But that fills about an hour a day.  The rest is mostly working, which for me is fun and positive.      In addition to my normal research efforts and mentoring startup companies,   I have joined EN,  submitted ideas (G7, G4, 3xG3 2xg2) plus researching/designing solutions for and submitting proposals for funding on 2 issues for COVD19 (privacy-protected tracing and improved testing). 

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Hi William Two many moving parts for my head interesting idea . Glad you’re keeping busy best wishes.

Hi Terrance 

You sound as busy as me but I am re-bedding some top stones on my wall now everything hurts . Two cans of Stella and I am out for the count. No fun working on your own.

Thanks for your post and hope we get a few more joining in. Shame we cannot share pics etc .

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David - yes, I agree! The quiet times allow for the best creative sparks, so it's why I'm a night owl (that, and genetics!). I find that in the late hours, the world is so quiet and inspiration flows a lot easier.

I have four published books, 2 are children's picture books and 2 are YA.

The book I'm working on now is Book 1 of a YA Dystopian trilogy that's Divergent x Space Odyssey. :)

You can connect with me on Goodreads or follow my author profile on Amazon <3

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19557317....

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6.05 here and the sun is shining . Thanks for the link I look forward to seeing your work . Funny now I have books titles flowing into my head . Stay safe and best wishes to you and your family.

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Hi!

I am designing and writing, too. I have 2 ideas going at G3 and G4, and I am writing my first book and a journal on tea. 

I hit a writer's block when everything started with the virus, but now I am finally into writing again. When we first had to stay at home, I leaned back into designing, as it feels more like problem-solving in a crazy world we are in now.  As I am more hopeful about everything, I am writing more.  

I do love how both these passions balance me. 

Stay safe and strong! 

Aimee Carroll
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Hi Heather,

My wife is a 'tea' person. She hasn't blended her own tea as yet but she does steep her teas and tries a variety of different blends. I would be interested in your tea journal if you were to publish.

Stay healthy!

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I've been keeping myself positive by focusing on my faith in God, and Jesus Christ His Son, and prayer, Bible study, and meditation.  I've been focusing on the thought that even though I don't know what the future holds, I do know who holds the future.

I am working from home these days, even though my employer is considered an essential business.  I actually love working from home, and the flexibility it affords me to more or less set my own schedule.  

Been spending some of my free time studying for the Patent Bar Exam, which will probably take at least a three month study effort before I'm ready to take it.  My goal is to obtain Patent Agent status with the USPTO sometime this fall.

Also been enjoying regular bike rides and car rides with my wife and kids, which is something that we were not doing before COVID-19.  So in that respect, the pandemic has yielded some positive results.  I try to squeeze a little time in for inventing.  So far during this work from home period, I submitted one idea to the All Category search (COVID-19 related).  I'm still sitting on 5 free submission coupons that I need to burn through.

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Derrick.. good luck with the Patent Bar Exam,   you looking to transition your job to become an examiner, or to help people file their patents?      Have you been doing your inventions Pro-se or paying an attorney? 

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Terrance, being intimately familiar with the patent process would help me in my career as an engineer as well as an inventor.

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Derrrick.. roger that.    Understanding IP/patents process is extremely important for engineers.  That part of why I required all students in my new degree program to take a course in Business and IP law and all of them draft a patent.   Though sitting for the exam is a much father step -- one can understand and do patents without taking the exam.  But I guess its good to help ensure you really know the material.   I know a company that is often looking for engineers with IP/patent experience to do some freelance "analysis" so if that is interesting let me know in mail.  

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