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The Art of The Cold Pitch

 All my websites have "contact me" submission forms that come straight to my inbox. The messages are hit or miss, like panning for gold. I receive the occasional potential client, a good chunk of completely absurd spam messages written with a sincere fondness for...

Don’t Wait to Be Picked

Remember lining up in grade school and picking teams for dodgeball or kickball? Brutal. Nothing quite like hoping you aren't picked in the last half. Or worse, actually being picked last. I was sort-of athletic, but always too tall and gangly to really excel at sports...

Are we entering the digital dark ages?

That saying "history repeats itself" is haunting me right now. Explicitly the version said by George Santayana, who stated "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." I've been thinking a lot about the dark ages and the enormous loss of science,...
Growth is great, a right-sized business is better.

Growth is great, a right-sized business is better.

I've been wanting to grow culinary mushrooms at home and went on a major how-to video binge-watching spree on Youtube the other night. I was up until nearly midnight soaking in all the different methodologies and techniques like a sponge. One account, in particular,...

Is Your Marketing Coming on Too Strong?

Is Your Marketing Coming on Too Strong?

When I deleted my personal Instagram account I didn't make an announcement or cue anyone into what was going to happen. In hindsight, maybe that was reckless, but the people I'm meant to stay connected with have reached out on other platforms, so I think (hope) I'm...

Why So Serious?

Why So Serious?

For someone who has been “certified silly” for quite some time from working with a number of clown troupes, considering the spaces where I take myself too seriously made me chuckle…but also helped me dig into some places where taking myself (or my work) too seriously...

A 21 Day Write-Streak

A 21 Day Write-Streak

I'm approaching a 21-day writing streak (again). Last time I did this, I burned out hard. This time, I'm observing that writing is getting easier, rather than harder. My last streak was to ship daily, and I burnt myself out by trying to ship on weekends and not giving...

Save the Locals

Save the Locals

There's surely plenty to be anxious about right now, but one that keeps bubbling up for me is a deep concern that the C19 pandemic will be the bottleneck that far too many incredible local gems won't survive. I'm not the only one marinating on this, and I've seen some...

Can’t and Won’t

Can’t and Won’t

I finished Lydia Davis' celebrated collection of short stories recently, titled Can't and Won't. I've always loved short stories, and it finally occurred to me why. She juxtaposes sections from Flaubert, with dreams, with entertaining little tales, and it struck me...

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