Monthly Archives: November 2010

UnShameless Self-Promotion

Self-promotion is something every entrepreneur and artist is supposed to utilize. Sole-proprietors are frequently one-person shows, president, treasurer, sales staff, cook, clerk, and advertiser. We all have many skills and we all have flaws. One of mine is that I … Continue reading

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Fruitcake and Compost

What a combo. The only way compost gets into a fruitcake is through plants grown in organic soils or an atrocious pantry. I’m not even sure that fruitcake can become compost. Consider how long some fruitcakes are passed around without … Continue reading

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Sound Bites

Sound bites, yuck. There’s a sound bite right there. The distillation of a complex issue into as few words as possible can be artistry, but taken too far can be tragic. A bit of time and heat can produce a … Continue reading

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Powerful Wind

I live on an island. I live near the southern tip of Whidbey Island which sits in Puget Sound like a geographical battleship coming in from the north. Storms usually come from the south, not the west, because the Olympic … Continue reading

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Age Pays.

If you let it, aging pays off with unique benefits. As someone said (and I wish I could find the quote), “An old person can remember youth better than a youth can imagine what it’s like to be old.” Age … Continue reading

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More Than Stocks

The world does not revolve around stocks. I talk about them because they are a reasonable way to get from dreaming to living, but there are other ways to do accomplish that middle step of dream, invest, live. I am … Continue reading

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Passion People

Yesterday I taught a class. That’s a great indicator that I learned something. I taught a class called Modern Self-Publishing, the publishing version of the iTunes or indie movies, where traditional publishing is being challenged and changed by digital technology. … Continue reading

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Earnings. Surprise!

The following paragraph is brought to you with faked fear. “Oh no! The economy is crumbling. Financial ruin is upon us all. The American Dream is dead.” Okay, that’s enough of that for a while. Headlines continue to support Stephen … Continue reading

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