Line of Sight

When I hopped out of the truck in Sisters, Oregon to take this photograph, my immediate thought was “line of sight.” I wanted to write about unobstructed vision, and how very few things we actually see that way. Easy peasy, right? Not!

I started my online research. As a suspense/thriller novelist (#seanmcphersonnovels), I already knew about line of sight as it relates to firearms.

I didn’t know about:

Line of sight in electromagnetic radiation

Line of sight between missile and target

Line of sight as it relates to mental illness, particularly schizophrenia

Line of sight in the world of gaming (who can see what)

Line of sight in mathematics (projective geometry)

Line of sight as it relates to the production of pipelines

Line of sight in art is when an artist uses a horizontal line that runs across the paper or canvas to represent the viewer’s eye level and delineate where the sky meets the ground

Who knew?! Clearly, line of sight is more than meets the eye.

What do you see clearly?

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From Point A to B

“The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.” —Archimedes

Today we know that the shortest distance between two points [on a flat surface] is a straight line [on spheres and other shapes, it may not be].

At least three times a week we find ourselves crossing from Point A on the south side of the Baybrook Court Footbridge, to Point B on the north side. Designed to encourage foot and bicycle traffic, it cuts more than two miles from a commute when compared to using the Broadway Avenue Bridge.

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I’m currently in the hustle and bustle, behind the scenes, laser-focus stage of Point A: pre-publication of my book.

Located somewhere on the bridge, I’m swiftly heading toward heel-clicking, cork-popping, fist-pumping, Point B: book launch. Title and cover reveal coming soon…

What’s your current Point A and Point B?

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