From “Boomerang Compliments” to products that sell us the promise to the Fountain of Youth; Kristen Lamb has written an Awesome Post about Marketing yourself as a writer.

The truth shall set you free. Pretty sure all of us have heard that phrase at one point or another, even though this seems to ignore the fundamental reality that it is human nature to avoid truth at all cost. My last post, Welcome to the Matrix–You Work for Free & There IS NO Payday threw down…

via Marketing 101: Promises, Profits & How Home Depot is IN BED WITH Cialis — Kristen Lamb


Beautiful Writing, Part 5: John Donne

Awesome post! All we have is each other on this big bouncing ball.

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John Donne was a poet, philosopher, and man of the church in Renaissance England. His writing covered a wide range of material, including poems, songs, and sermons. I want to quote from one of his most famous pieces: “Meditation 17”, which many readers will recognize as the epigram at the beginning of Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom The Bell Tolls:

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

This quotation is an expression of Humanism and…

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Fall Fell~

Awesome pics and post from the Sierras by Cindy Knoke.

In the Eastern Sierra.

Casting trees in autumnal hues,

fringing lakes in liquid gold.

Creatures are scare now,

as winter waits,

to toss her veil.

Cheers to you from the Sierras in the fall and prayers for all those in the path of fire~

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Learning to say “no” in the Age of Information. It really, really really can be done. If you want to finish that book…

Last Monday I posted a blog The Linchpin of ALL Success—Invoking the NO! and I appreciate all the comments. Today I want to address some of what to expect when we make the decision to Invoke the NO, because when we are prepared for what likely WILL happen, we: a) Will be calmer because we anticipate…

via Invoking the NO! Part 2: Guilt is a Lie & Why Boundaries Benefit EVERYONE — Kristen Lamb

Switch finishes up 22% in data center IPO — TechCrunch

Las Vegas-based data center operator, Switch, went public on the New York Stock Exchange today, under the ticker “SWCH.” After pricing its IPO above the proposed range at $17, the company closed at $20.73, up almost 22%. The company raised $531 million in its offering. Here’s how Switch describes itself in its filing: “We believe we…

via Switch finishes up 22% in data center IPO — TechCrunch