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My 3 Words for 2013

3 words for 2013

I recently completed reading the book, Amazing Things Will Happen by C.C. Chapman.  The book is filled with useful nuggets of wisdom and short bits of great advice from the author.  One of the ideas that struck a chord with me was about choosing 3 words to use as a mantra for guiding your actions […]

Stay Strong

Stay Strong

For creative fun, I’ve been playing around with writing some songs, recording them on the ipad, and now testing out uploading them to soundcloud.  This song is called Stay Strong. STAY STRONG Come on and walk with me Down past the willow tree They say it weeps But I can’t tell you why We’ll share […]

Too Much?

Too Much?

I’m trying to spend more of my free time creating. As part of this effort, I am working on writing and recording one song every month. This pace gives me a little breathing room to balance life, while still forcing me to sit down and construct a melody, write lyrics, and complete a recording every […]

Creativity in your life

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Today I attended the second session of Artie Isaac’s Creativity in Your Life seminar series at the Columbus Museum of Art. This three part series is designed to help people rediscover and cultivate creativity in daily life. The two classes have been great. Artie is an incredible teacher – full of life, honesty, and thoughtful […]

Look to the Sky

Traveling Stars

The light from a distant star is billions of years old by the time it reaches your eye here on Earth. It is only now that your eye is able to view it. Your present mind interprets its meaning. It may go unnoticed, phased out by city lights or clouds. Or, it may hold a […]

Everyone is a Broadcast Channel

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Everyone is a Broadcast Channel As a boy raised in Southwestern, Ohio, I grew up very close to two 20th century marvels of mass communication – Voice of America and the WLW radio tower. Voice of America was designed to broadcast western democratic news around the cold war world. The WLW tower had the ability […]

The World Will Always Need Story Tellers

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of making a road trip to Athens, Ohio to present to The Ohio University Society for Professional Journalists. I spoke about the potential opportunity for journalism students to find happiness, and maybe even a steady paycheck, in the field of marketing. The presentation forced me to think […]

Fired Up for SummitUp

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I am all fired up.  The reason – SummitUp 2010. Two weeks from today, the SummitUp conference will take place in Dayton, Ohio.  If you have never been or heard of SummitUp, check it out. SummitUp is a day long conference dedicated to exploring social media, marketing, business, technology, and creativity.  The event is scheduled […]

3 Tech Tools for Creative Productivity

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If you are like me, you have a lot to do every day.  Staying organized and managing the “to-do” list of life is a constant challenge in this world that just gets busier and busier every day.  While I do not claim to have expert status when it comes to getting things done, I like […]

Drawing Attention

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  If that is the case, Dan Roam’s book The Back of the Napkin is easily worth a million.  The book is dedicated to teaching professionals to use simple drawings to visualize problems and their subsequent solutions.  I once had a boss, Brian Montgomery, who was the […]