My grandmother, Nonnie, was a loving and caring woman that grew up in the undulating hills of northern West Virginia. Barefoot wasn’t just for springs and rivers, it was a way of life. She was raised among grey-toothed coal miners who wore tuxedos of coal soot, their hands gnarled by the dues of a hard days work.
Historically, the term “abstract” has been associated with a variety of art movements. The cubism of Picasso, Braque and Cezanne was a geometrical abstraction. In the United States, a group also known as the New York school of action house painters was defined by critics as “abstract expressionists.” Yet the individuals in this group varied greatly in their approaches. Jackson Pollock did overall drip paintings. Mark Rothko painted shimmering color field canvases based on a simple square pattern. Willem de Kooning did not abandon subject matter like the others, but abstracted the female figure in much of his work.
And because she would love the very thought of sharing on the Internet, I will share with you her Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole, a dish that I have eaten more than my fair share of and has never missed a holiday.
Reality often strikes – hard. Too many people having to do what they hate to do is just a very disturbing thought. No wonder the world is full of unhappy faces. How many people can afford to quit a job and start a business? Many hardly earn enough to pay for mortgages and loans. Let alone sacrificing the hard earn few dollars kept in the bank for emergency use – if there is any at all. The savings, I mean. Even if you have some money to spare, do you have the expertise? How well-verse are you in accounting and inventory control? Do you have space to stock up the goods? How about delivery? How about customers’ complains and warranty claims? Boy, sure sounds like real, hard work. Maybe, the day job is less stressful after all.
U.S. Olympic Training Center: See for yourself where the Olympic athletes train and, if you are lucky, get a sneak peek at some upcoming gold-medal winners. Free tours are given year-round at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. It is the country’s first warm-weather, year-round, multisport Olympic training complex (one of four in the United States). A 6-minute film about the Olympic movement is followed by a narrated tour (a 1 1/2-mile walk) of the impressive 150-acre campus. Hour-long tours are given every hour on the hour, Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 11am to 3pm (tel. 619/656-1500).
Think “funnel” -You will run out of people to talk with about your business quickly, therefore, you need to have a system that brings people into a marketing funnel.
After 20 seconds you will have your Light Painted photo. This is of course is a very simplistic explanation of Light Painting and you will probably have to take 20 or 30 pictures to get it right, but it gives you the basic idea of how it works.