FedEx Small Business Grant Persistiny

FedEx Small Business Grant

We entered the FedEx Small Business Grant contest! What is that, you say? It’s a contest sponsored each year by FedEx. Qualifying companies can enter by filling out a short application starting February 1st through March 25th. Friends, family and fans of your business can vote once a day from February 27th through April 1st. The top 100 finalists are announced on April 5th. From those finalists, FedEx selects 10 winners, 1 gold who receives $50,000, 1 silver who receives $30,000 and 8 bronze winners who receive $15,000. Read more

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live

If you have read Hunter S. Thompson and not Joan Didion then you, along with me, are in the majority. Thompson made for good copy. He was a lunatic who had a hell of a way with words. When movie stars pay to have your ashes shot out of a canon then you were definitely a personality as well as a writer. Many writers were. Fitzgerald. Twain. A bunch of other men. Read more

Yousician now with ukulele

Yousician now with ukulele

Ever wanted to learn a musical instrument? Magically found the hours upon hours needed to do it? Well, lucky for you there is Yousician, now with ukulele!

There is a free version, so you can try it to see if it is the right fit for you. There are lessons for guitar, bass, piano, ukulele and voice. And you can use it on iphone, android and PC. So it isn’t all just on your phone.

Good luck and let me know how it goes.

Kyrsten Sinema

Nancy Pelosi

The look on her face when she clapped at him. Oh, Nancy Pelosi. You give us hope.

To see a woman in a white suit do that in front of the whole wide world…I can’t come up with a reaction that isn’t just swearing interspersed with maniacal laughter.

Thank you, Nancy. 

tomato and sausage soup

Tomato and Sausage Soup

I live in Southern California so I will refrain from complaining about the cold. Here, relative to much of the United States, we are not cold. We are a bit chilly. Perfect time for tomato and sausage soup.

That being said, all I want to eat is soup. And ice cream. It’s weird. And no, I am not pregnant. Read more

time is no longer of the essence

Time is No Longer of the Essence

When someone you love dies you realize that time is no longer of the essence. It returns to what it was when you were a kid, elastic and often oppressive. It goes too fast or too slow. No one seems in charge of it and so you are swept along in the wake, starting and stopping on a schedule you don’t understand and no one can explain. Read more

I'm Just as Surprised as You

Time Flies When You Have No Idea What You’re Doing

This week marks the first anniversary of Felicia and I writing these little notes and sending them out into the universe. Time flies when you have no idea what you’re doing.

Going back over the past year of posts, I am very proud of what we have accomplished. Sure, the grammar gets a little dicey and I really need to shorten my sentences but on the whole, well done us! Read more