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Designer for Shoes That Amuse, Mariel Hemingway, and creator of Google's #1 ranked Offbeat Cartoons, Londons Times. Freelance writer as well. Doggie lover. Mountain man.
When I was in my thirties and even early forties I was a workaholic and my boss in Washington media never failed to tell me I was a great problem solver and backed his words with raises which I much ..
(July 29, 2010)
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Are you balanced? No, I don't mean do you eat balanced meals or are so coordinated you can balance a ball on our nose. I don't really even mean “happy” though it is the closest thing that .
(July 25, 2010)
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What motivates you to buy. Whether it is a vacation to Fiji, or even Peoria, a brand new Mercedes, or perhaps a used VW Beetle, or a Gucci bag or a nice slightly used but gently worn sweater from the .
(September 14, 2008)
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September 11 was an an emotional day for all of us. It is the anniversary of the day that our country was brutally attacked by terrorists and many innocents were killed. Today many are left without ..
(September 11, 2008)
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Whether we realize it or not, we have just gotten past, successfully, without pitting our country, north and south against each other, as we did in the Civil War, another “Industrial ..
(June 17, 2008)
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Let's say you find yourself out of work and you are in your forties. Maybe it is due to your firm having downsized. Maybe it went out of business. Perhaps you were self-employed and the marketplace ..
(June 19, 2008)
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Do we really need humor? How important is laughter in our lives? For many years, we knew humor was fun, and laughter made us feel better, but we didn't know the full story. Recent studies at ..
(June 22, 2008)
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Trying to understand 9/11, for me, is like trying to understand how the universe really operates. Even Einstein was not sure so he created a “theory" of relativity. Not even being close to ..
(July 11, 2008)
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My name is Truman Cowpoke and I write mooooder mysteries. I write about the life of cows, violence, and yes, even bovine death. Words cannot express the horror I feel, as a mystery writer of true ..
(July 13, 2008)
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Several years ago, I wrote a few ezine articles on license imaging, branding, etc. how it is done, and what are some of the “tricks of the trade". As all things change, including the way we do ..
(July 15, 2008)
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In part one of this article I did a quick summary of branding and art licensing, how it works, and where it started. In this part of the article, I will attempt to answer some specific questions ..
(July 17, 2008)
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It was a typical south Mississippi summer day; a decade ago on a Saturday morning. I was volunteering at the local university equestrian center feeding horses and cleaning out barns as I did every ..
(July 18, 2008)
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I have a strong faith. And very few things shake it. One thing I do remember shaking it and shaking it hard was waking up the morning of April 16, 2007, and turning on the television only to see a ..
(July 19, 2008)
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In the early 1970's, while living in rural Mississippi, I remember hearing my mother speak of a woman who had had incurable cancer, given chemotherapy, and sent home to die by her oncologist. She ..
(May 15, 2008)
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Humans are visual animals. We react to what we see. And to a lesser degree, we are auditory. Sounds can cause a reaction. How do cartoons fit into this? Laughter feels good, and there is a good ..
(February 26, 2008)
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I can remember the first “muscle car" I ever had. It was a Ford Torino with a 390 cubic inch engine. It had headers, was an 8 cylinder, and gas was around seventy eight cents per gallon. Every .
(February 25, 2008)
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I doubt a day does not go by that I'm not asked, “Rick, why so many products, why so many stores? (We have 9 stores). There are a number of answers to that question, but I will start with the ..
(February 09, 2008)
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Ancient Rome is riddled with unique traditions. None can be more strange than the beginnings of St. Valentine's Day. Though it was not named a holiday at the time, once a year, for a teenage male to ..
(January 10, 2008)
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Shipping that holiday gift across the country might not cost a cent this year. . . if you know where to shop. According to results of the 2007 eHoliday Study, conducted by BizRate Research for ..
(December 03, 2007)
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You might ask, Rick, why Little Rock, why The Empress? What is The Empress? Haven't you been traveling quite a bit lately in your travel writings and seen a good deal of properties? What is so ..
(July 21, 2007)
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Though I've been telling people since I can remember that Rock And Roll was born in my own little humble hometown of Hattiesburg, Ms. , not many believe me. I know it to be true. Even the honorable ..
(July 18, 2007)
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By now, many of you who have followed my writings know that I am The Dog Man Of Hot Springs (I also love cats), but I tend to adopt stray dogs. I would adopt the cats but most are feral and remain ..
(July 18, 2007)
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The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed, according to a recent ..
(May 14, 2007)
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First and foremost it is important that I not introduce myself as an expert or authority on religion, new age beliefs, physics (or much of anything else for that matter); one might say I could now be .
(May 21, 2007)
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I own a home-based business. Anyone else who owns one knows the upside and downside of having a home business in comparison to working for a corporation. One minute I am taking out the trash and ..
(April 21, 2007)
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