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Using Magic

When I was just out of high school I worked through a temp agency doing light industrial and clerical work. I think that is a great first job since you get to do a lot of different types of work with a lot of different kinds of people. Some of the assignments were short, some […]

Surviving a Laptop Search

Think having your underwear rifled through is pretty rough when you are traveling? Well, try crossing an international boarder with a laptop. Boarder patrol claims they can boot up your laptop and search it. Even if you comply and they don’t find anything, they can still detain your laptop for further searching. What are you […]

Advice for Girl Scouts

So I was leaving the grocery store last night when a Girl Scout asked me “Would you like to buy some Girl Scout Cookies?”  I bought a box, but I also offered her some advice on selling.  While, I have not used these techniques to sell cookies directly, I suspect they might would.  I thought […]

Christmas Paid for Itself

This is something really cool that I have been meaning to blog about since before Thanksgiving. Denise pointed out that I haven’t been updating my blog near enough (ugh, I just meta-blogged!) So we wanted to get our family a Nintendo Wii for Christmas. They run about $225 – $300, which is reasonable, but then […]

Hot Self Publishing Tips

First of all a couple quotes “Writing is re-writing” and “Every Master was once a Disaster.”  I am unsure of the original source, but I have heard them from Harv Eker a few times.  If you are self publishing get a lot of feedback from a lot of people.  You will rewrite a lot of […]

Pet Projects and Business Maturity

I talk to a lot individuals (myself included) who have started some hobby or pet project that has some sort of business experience.  An example may be a blog or website.  Maybe a piece of software.  Could be a book or an invention.  Unfortunately most get stuck as pet projects.  What can you do about […]