Review: Planner Books

I love these books. I use them as planners, by gluing a paper copy of my Outlook calendar into a two-page spread, and leaving blank pages for notes in between each week (and another pair of pages in between each month). I get about 9 months to a book which helps to break the “only […]

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Review: The View From The Studio Door: How Artists Find Their Way In An Uncertain World

I’m just another artist with a day job, and while I may know, at some level, many of the ideas in this book, it is completely worth the time it took to read and the money it cost to buy. I read it twice right away, actually, and it will join Art & Fear in […]

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Review: 7 Mistakes Greeting Card Writers Make

Quick little book worth every penny. One sentence made me look up and say, “Well, I just got my money’s worth from this!” I’ll let you read the book yourself in case your sentence is different from my sentence. Four not five because it’s not, for me, a life-changing book; four not three because it […]

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Review: Turn Your Art/Photography into Profitable Greeting Cards Online

I’m new to the POD art world, learning my way around the various e-commerce systems for selling digital versions of my art. I am only just beginning to see greeting cards as a possible product. If you have art to sell and need a low-cost, entry-level product, consider learning about the POD options available to […]

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Review: Organizing For a Living

How to Build a Profitable Career as a Professional Organizer To quote one of the other reviews, “it will save you money because you won’t need any other books about professional organizing!” You also won’t need any other books about being in business, or doing your accounting, or managing your time, or… This is a […]

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Review: In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Close Encounters with Addiction Five stars for the hard science and experience, three for the recommended treatment? I was drawn into the first 3/4 of this book, wherein the author discusses the realities of street-level, needle addiction, and the current understanding of the neurological basis of addition. Good stuff. Barely put it down. I have […]

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Review: Amazon Basics Packing Cubes

I was completely prepared to say that packing cubes were a waste of time for normal packers; they might be OK for neat freaks. They ARE useful for project toting and storage, however: sewing projects in process, so you can keep all the bits together. Knitting and quilting that needs assembly. And then I packed […]

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What it Took To Create That Post

The skills and tools used to create the posts about Levels of Planning

I knocked out two blog posts in as many days that were helpful to me, and perhaps helpful to anyone reading this website, about planning from ground-level up to 30,000′. I teach social media marketing, and WordPress website development, and I am aware that what we teach does not always translate into students having the […]

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Second Wilhelm

Last August, I was challenged to develop a habit of reading from a book that was written before Gutenberg every day. I didn’t have to think 10 seconds before deciding that the I Ching was the book I would use. I’ve done pretty well; I’ve probably consulted the I Ching at least a hundred and […]

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Review: The Upside of Irrationality

The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home Writing as reviewer #31, having written a number of other reviews myself: what is it about this book that virtually all of the reviews thus far, even the negative ones, are multi-paragraph and thoughtful? Usually, by the time a book has 30, we’re seeing […]

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