Tag Archives: Coupeville

Diabetes Begins

I look forward to writing the post that will be titled Diabetes Ends. I was delivered the shock of news last week. I am diabetic. Any doubt I had about the Gig Economy being unhealthy was proved correct, at least … Continue reading

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Surprising Coworks Support

Sometimes the most substantial support for a community project comes from outside the community. A philanthropist, who declines the term, has been tracking our efforts to create a coworks on Whidbey. Our Kickstarter campaign generated great emotional support and attracted … Continue reading

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Sustaining Small Town Charity

They are among us, and that is good. The things that are closest to us are easiest to overlook. Where I live the economy continues along uncertainly. Some businesses are thriving. Others are shuttering. Many live on a knife edge. … Continue reading

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A Possible Prelude Of Optimism

I have a litany of optimism. Regular readers have read it before: stocks, consulting, books, photos, house sale, windfalls. I’ve spent the last three years recovering from stagnant finances that then imploded. My litany of optimism has been a daily … Continue reading

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Butterfly Wings

Thanks to Wynn Allen for reinforcing the power of butterfly wings. Fans of chaos theory know the reference. In a chaotic system it is possible for something as seemingly inconsequential as the flap of a butterfly’s wings to ripple and … Continue reading

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Busy Busy Busy

How are you? Busy. What are you doing? Scrambling. Is that working for you? Stay tuned. Some small businesses I know are busier than they’ve ever been. Life is getting busy. Friends have less time to chat. I’m working almost … Continue reading

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Busy People

A literary manager who needs to be a bit more selfish and find time for her own writing too, a serial novelist who is great at picking titles and knows her genre, (Hanna Rhys Barnes, author of The Scorpion Moon … Continue reading

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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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