A Must Read for Writers and artists of all kinds

Another great post from Kristen Lamb:  http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/amazon-beware-of-greeks-bearing-gifts/#comment-23492  She makes the case that all artists need to prepare for the future of marketing our products through whatever conduit is available. Amazon seems to have it all right now, but their danger Continue reading A Must Read for Writers and artists of all kinds

Teachable Moments

Here I sit watching Super Bowl XLVI, sipping Taittinger NV Brut Champagne with my wife, on her birthday, mildly berating myself because I forgot to open a bottle of bubbly last Sunday, MY birthday. We’re savoring the aroma of a Continue reading Teachable Moments

The 21st Century Writer

Kristen Lamb has produced another excellent blog post explaining what it takes to be a successful writer in the 21st century. Hint: it ain’t only about writing beautiful words that millions will pay $19.95 a pop to read. http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/training-to-be-a-career-author-writing-is-more-than-the-writing-2/ I Continue reading The 21st Century Writer

Results of last week’s experimental post

The results are in for my entirely non-scientific experiment with the hypothesis that using a provocative title containing popular or titillating search words such as sex, drugs, Obama, Kardashian, et al. will increase traffic at one’s blog. My conclusion: It Continue reading Results of last week’s experimental post

SOPA & PIPA Get their BUTTS kicked by US

An amazing thing happened the other day: millions of people used their right of free speech to peacefully protest and ask for recourse of their grievances by petitioning their elected officials. And it worked. You might say, “What’s the big Continue reading SOPA & PIPA Get their BUTTS kicked by US

Sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll, reality TV, Obama, Mitt, Kardashian, vampires, Harry Potter

This is an experimental post to figure out if blog titles and related tags really do increase readership of one’s blog. My blog gets 1-2 visits per day; a few more right after I post a new blog and mention Continue reading Sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll, reality TV, Obama, Mitt, Kardashian, vampires, Harry Potter

Christmas Morning

I’m from Minnesota, which means I’m used to seeing a white Christmas. Most Minnesotans expect a white Christmas every year. But this Christmas the predominant color will be brown. That will diminish somewhat, but not completely, the pleasure I derive from Continue reading Christmas Morning

Greatness can be found everywhere

Not a lot to say this post, but I’m including a link that will help you relax if you’re feeling stressed out from Christmas season. The video takes about 20 minutes, so sit back, hook  up your good speakers or Continue reading Greatness can be found everywhere

The Yule Log Saga

Decades ago, I used to be quite ambitious in the kitchen. One year for our annual family Christmas dinner I decided to go the whole nine yards and make a cake that looks like something you’d toss onto the campfire on a Continue reading The Yule Log Saga