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Is it time to upgrade our thinking on how to sell things?

Is it time to upgrade our thinking on how to sell things?

As a parent, one thing I wrestle with on a daily basis in my son’s access to technology. Once he realized it was possible to play games on a mobile device, he would constantly ask my wife and me if he could play on ours. That was fun for about a minute, until the requests came at us at all waking hours of the day. I recently got a new iPhone, and to keep that little monkey off my back, I game him my older phone, stripped of all the unnecessary apps, but leaving some of his favorite games and...

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That time I realized I was a designer

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That time I realized I was a designer

In my young “professional” life, I spent a lot of time chasing pipe dreams and bad decisions. I never felt like I fit in with normal work environments, so I tried to find ways that would provide me income that allowed for my own set of rules. I didn’t know it at the time, but this was my entrepreneurial spirit talking to me. However, this story is not about me being an entrepreneur. When I wasn’t working at some dead end job, waiting to quit or get fired, I would spend my time perusing copies of Entrepreneur Magazine, because it...

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A Massacre in Flagstaff

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Occasionally  I will post stories like this that have no direct relation to my work, but make for interesting conversation, and give you a bit of background to how I came to this point in my creative pursuits. This is one of those stories. In late Spring of 1999, I packed up some clothes, sundries, a pillow, and a sleeping bag into my ’94 Chevy Camaro, and headed East from California along Highway 40. The plans was the travel through California, Arizona, New Mexico, and then head north to Durango, Colorado. The reason for the road trip was a gathering...

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I'm nothing, if not unpredictable

If this is your first time here, what you've missed over the past year is that I was working my site without any sort of blog, shop, or efforts beyond a front page for introduction, and a newsletter. That was an experiment that worked for awhile, but when a new writing project arose that challenged my art selling capabilities, I decided it was time to tear down what I had going and start this site from scratch, affixed with a shop so you could buy things—a unique concept for me. At the time of this post, I only have a...

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