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8 Steps to Writing Killer Emails

TXT ME K Since the advent of the fax machine during the late Cretaceous period, the use of in-person and over-the-phone communication has declined roughly 974,000%. We thought video phones would be the future, but then Skype and Facetime and Google Hangouts came along and proved that, in actuality,...

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Mark Wein

Black Market Hearts

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UNUSUAL BLUES Let’s get this straight right off the bat: I am not a blues fan. Or, at least, I didn’t think I was. And, to make things worse, I experienced Mark Wein’s new blues record, Black Market Hearts, under the worst conditions possible: in my dying car stereo after enduring nine hours of threshold-of-pain...

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Why Vegan?

On Saturday, I celebrated my 2nd anniversary as a vegan. My veganniversary, if you will. The thing I’ve enjoyed most about being vegan is how I feel about my relationship to the world around me. I know I’m supposed to cite my lower blood pressure numbers and link to my reduced carbon footprint analysis,...

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Jeff Garvin with Apple


Being Vegan means there are many foods I won’t eat. Having braces means there are many foods I can’t eat. But now the braces are off, and I can FINALLY eat some of my favorite stuff again–for the first time after 2 years! I thought I’d share these moments with you. If watching someone...

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Signing with Rachel Ekstrom

Rachel Ekstrom I AM THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE that I have signed with Rachel Ekstrom of Irene Goodman Literary Agency in New York. I met Rachel at the Las Vegas Writer’s Conference last spring. After we geeked out about YA books and 90’s punk, I pitched her my novel and she asked for the manuscript. Rachel...

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Weapons of Mass Distraction

Image by Wittman80 on deviantArt THE WAITING “I hate waiting.” —Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride “The Waiting is the hardest part.” —Tom Petty, The Waiting Tom Petty had it right: the Waiting is the hardest part of being a creative person. We all go through it: actors wait for the call after an...

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