Archives for January 2012

Travel Dreams: My Top 5 All-Time Greatest Moments In Nature

Right now while you are reading this I am hiking the famous Na Pali coast cliffside trail in Kauai, Hawaii. The 11-mile trail is famously rugged and steep and, I’m told, offers some of the world’s most dazzling views. My brother Shanti, sister Margaret and I are hiking the trail together. We’re camping and enjoying […]

Monday Off: Santa Barbara and Paso Robles Wine Country Travel

The results from my wine country travel poll are in. I asked you which American wine country region I should travel to first in my quest to visit various American appellations. I started with the popular and well-known California wine regions in my first poll-the-audience question about my dream. In that instance, I asked you: What wine country should I travel to first? Come see the results […]

Blog Advice: Tell the Truth and Risk Everything

When you set out to achieve your dream you will most certainly make mistakes. I know, I’ve made them when it comes to blogging. You dream may grow and change as you grow and change with it. Few people understand that when you blog, you not only become a published author, but you also become […]

Some Straight Talk About Winter Preparation When Living the American Dream

  Being prepared for anything is an important part of living the American dream. As I have always told my little children, “There are two ways to learn something; the hard way and the easy way.” The weather here in Oregon and specifically well know to me, Willamette Valley, can change so very dramatically in the […]

Dollars and Cents: Why Price is an Imperfect Indicator

Watch out, Dreamers, I’ve got my thinking cap on again. Today’s topic: Price is an imperfect indicator. It’s often the “logical” way to make buying decisions, but it’s hardly ever the best way, all by itself. What I mean by that is, it’s tempting and even compelling to purchase based on price. For one thing, […]

Ready To Launch: Walmart’s Get On The Shelf Contest

  This news makes me kick my own butt. Yes, I know a ton of entrepreneurs that are planning and working toward getting into a market as big as Walmart. But are they ready? I know I’m not. Would you be ready? Regardless of your opinion of Walmart as a big-box store, they are the […]

What Research Can Teach You About Product Launch Goal Setting

You’ve probably heard this statement before: You don’t know what you don’t know. You may remember at the start of this month, I posted about the need to kick my own launch plans into high gear with “How to Be an Entrepreneur This Year.” At that time, I knew of 4 projects that fell into […]

Product Review: Soften Up With Nivea’s Touch Of Smoothness Body Wash

Valentine’s Day ready skin that is a touch of smoothness Not to gross you out, but I have an new interesting issue this winter. In addition to the dry skin from the cold and living in recycled air, my ongoing 60+ pound weight loss has me sagging and wrinkling in new places. Yuck. I’ve done […]

8 Fisheye Lens Images for Photography Dream Inspiration

Wikipedia describes fish-eye photography as having to do with a fisheye lens that is an ultra wide-angle lens that produces strong visual distortion intended to create a wide panoramic or hemispherical image. Fisheye lenses achieve extremely wide angles of view by forgoing producing images with straight lines of perspective, opting instead for a special mapping, which gives images a […]