Today s post is by guest author and artist Josee Morin, a fellow Ontarian. Our paths crossed on twitter. I have met many interesting people on twitter, it s why I enjoy it. Josee s story is another great example of overcoming adversity and finding the resilience to develop a skill into a business. She also has some wise words of advice for others suffering from the effects of divorce. The Evolution of a Cathartic Artisan. Tequila Sunrise Beaded Collar It s not that I needed a separation to define my artistic ability; I have been drawing, painting and being artistic most of the married life. However, I will say this, coming back to it reignited the fiery story within the artist all over again. I had spent 18 years raising a child, being a dutiful wife and shop keeper only to have this fall apart in the space of 1 day. My mother said it was the biggest present my ex had given me, my friends sighed a thank god under their breath and I was left figuring out where my inner soul had taken
To really stretch ourselves, we have to move out of our zone of familiarity, the zone that includes all the activities we do and have been doing for a big part of our lives. Some of those activities may not be comfortable, but we assume are necessary to maintain our current way of life.
This post could fall into the marketing or business category and be better published on my business site, but it is as much about losing opportunities because of careless behaviour as it is about the loss of the sale described in the post, it is worth publishing here for you to read and think about. I try and support small local businesses as much as possible. A small engine repair shop about a mile away sharpens the chains for my chain saw and has fixed Sue s lawn tractor when I have been unable or too busy to do it myself. We heat our large, old farm house with a wood furnace, that takes a lot of wood, I take 4 or 5 chains at a time for sharpening. We have been customers for several years, I guess we spend between $300 and $400 a year. Not huge, but considering that is all labour costs, not parts, worth having for any small business. Six weeks ago, my old, relatively cheap chain saw finally gave up, it was totally worn out after 5 years. I needed to replace it but did not rush as I
Privacy advocates are sounding alarm bells over a new device that can record certain driving habits of Canadian motorists, but one of the auto insurance companies
Peter Wright's insight:
This is more dangerous than telephone surveilance. It would give the tax authorities ammunition to dispute every mileage related claim. Expose us to accusations of criminal involvement because we had inadvertently driven near a place and at a time when a crime was being committed, in addition to those concerns in the article.
All new car buyers should demand a written guarantee that no surveillance or recording equipment is installed.
President Nicos Anastasiades delayed a vote on a $13 billion deal that set off outrage for calling on Cypriot bank depositors to bear part of the cost, while stock markets faltered on concerns over the plan.
The last post about The Message by George Carlin , started with the qualification that it seemed too polite to have been his work. It was and I should have confirmed my suspicions by further research. No excuses, just a lesson learned.
FORT MEADE, Md. -- Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday for handing WikiLeaks a massive cache of sensitive government documents detailing the inner workings of America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Irish Independent US touts democracy as Egyptian military takes over Anderson Independent Mail WASHINGTON — The Obama administration turned to its top officials to tout democracy and political transparency for Egypt, a message that took on a hollow...
Peter Wright's insight:
It's not a coup if the US administration doesn't want it to be! Unbelievable. Sounds like mob rule has triumphed.
ABC News Seizure of AP phone records insult to independent press Ottumwacourier This amounts to spying on an American news organization — common practice in dictatorships but scary conduct in a democratic system that prizes the public value of an...
SEOUL, South Korea - Computer networks at major South Korean banks and top TV broadcasters crashed simultaneously Wednesday, paralyzing bank machines across the country and prompting speculation of a cyberattack by North Korea.Screens went blank at...
When is a gun not a gun? According to 25-year-old Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson — the “wiki weapon” guy about whom you will one day be hearing a lot — that would be when it’s a file, even if that code can be downloaded into a 3D printer...