It’s All About the Marketing

When people discovered Iceland they found it to be beautiful and welcoming. Being selfish as only humans can they named it Iceland and sent some of their number far and wide to tells of its name and location so others would steer clear. They did this to keep the place all to themselves. Roughly the same time another group of people landed on a barren rock half covered in ice. They had to scuttle some of their ships to make shelter and have heat. A lucky group got to leave…

Stories and Dogs

I thought for this week’s “story” post, I’d write something a bit more light hearted than what I posted last week. Imagine how different things would be if our dogs could talk. Oh the stories they’d tell. Yes the idea is the same as a cliche’ “if these walls could talk” or “Oh, to be a fly on the wall.” However, in this imaginary world where my dog can talk, I’m the only one who can here him and the only one who knows that he can tell me everything. A few…

I Want to be a Writer – Where Do I Start?

Where do I start? When you are assigned a new task/job at work, this is a valid question. Creative people shouldn’t utter it. You just create. At some point you collect some of what you create and put it out into the world claiming it is done. Don’t expect anyone but yourself to like it and you will be fine. I know, given a title like that you expected this post is full of warmth and encouragement, sprinkled with copious amounts of coddling. Sorry, this ain’t that kind of movie.…

Stories About Coffee

Turkish people have a tradition that is closely linked to the making and drinking of coffee. Once a bride is betrothed, the the bride’s family hosts a formal ceremony where the groom and his family sit for coffee and visit with the bride’s family. For those unfamiliar with Turkish Coffee, the drink is prepared in a small long handled copper pot called a cezve (pronounced: “jezvay”). Normally the coffee is fine ground and scooped directly into the cezve followed by water. The concoction is slowly heated without anything more than a small…

January Was a Rough Month for Music World

The music industry had a lot of bad news in January. Most of you heard the news about Glenn Frey and David Bowie both passing away in January 2016, but just how many of you “knew” who they were? Maybe I’ve finally gotten to the age where barefoot in the snow stories become important, but losing both of these guys, at least to me, signaled the end of an era. It means there won’t be an Eagles Farewell Tour 256 or a host of other things. Legacy I was lucky.…

Stories and Landscapes

Our climate is changing and our planet is changing. It always has been changing. The evidence is in the landscape, which tells the earth’s story for those interested enough to read it. The forces of nature are so awesome that one really needs to just stop and think for a beat or two in order to contemplate just what that means. I love the ocean and watching the waves from distant shores crash on the beach making rock into sand and then even finer sand.  The sight and sound does something for…

Is the Internet Archive Project a Good Thing?

The Internet Archive project started out trying to preserve point in time snapshots of the Internet like newspapers old photos of towns. The question is, should we? The Internet isn’t a town we built. It won’t ever be a place we call home. It doesn’t deserve the same right to preservation. I’m not talking about the portion of the Internet Archive which pirates books, movies and music. (That is blatantly illegal. At least when they pirate books in India they go to the trouble of printing them with lead based…

Meta

Categories

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Top Posts & Pages

Translate This site

Gregory S. Lamb Goodreads

Jeffrey Allen Mays Goodreads

Copyright