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Seth Godin says, "Who would miss you when you're gone?"

Posted on July 15, 2017 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Godin; "Who would miss you ... ?"


If you rtelate that to your business, then the results show what is being provided by you, to who, for what reaon, why.  What are your association ideas?


What is the purpose of work, your work, and perhaps discretely your "right livelhood?"


I know myself better than anyone, even if you read other people well.  Say proposing that idea, what is the true reason to do my work?  What if you add the  "missing me" idea?  Now what about we have only this one life?  You want to give, give your work to the world, whatever niche big/small?  Answering yes puts you in a camp of direction and the ability to see meaningful progress through meaningful activity/action.  You are practicing "social business" we will call it.  You win.  Your business associate(s) win(s).  It is foolish to rule out that the possibility to have a win/win resultant with every contract/deal/transaction. It can happen.  It does happen.  It happens effortlessly sometimes, blissfully.  Other times it is a result of compromise and hardwork.  Making a conscious effort for a win/win game is a better probability for the yield to be a desired, needed win/win game.  Sure in some sports only one team "wins." This is not the perspective here.  A player may gain insight to a technique of the sport, later apply it and bring home a bigger trophy.  That is that.  Competiton that is friendly and productive falls under the category of "I am competing only with my self and mostly my past."


The world will want what it wants, needs.  Are we in business for ourselves?  Are we business for a product/service to/for others?

Make a Change? Make Any Change.

Posted on July 8, 2017 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Does G_d exist?  Make a change?  A change will result? Sophomoric?  Maybe, maybe not?  Given two choices, take the third.  So I am listening to Turkish Sufi, bettert than Turkish tobac. Silent equals listen with the proper permutations.  It is what one says ... biconditional, bijective, and say, ... sufficient AND necessary.  L'Chaim means action.  So the writing to be done this week is what?  You have some schedule for writing? If you do not take the time, Todd, it is gone.  This is general, a common trait about having enough time to be true to oneself., not some Hitleresque community of literal slave drivers/masters.  It is humane.  So dreaming for a better world ... .


As an exercise left to the reader, by John Stewart, the songwriter (Daydream Believer, et c.) "How much do we really need?"  And the brain works best in a twenty-four envelope.  You utilise your logic.  Yes?... and then ... what changed?" Focusing on today, just for today, do what, ...write, sketch out ideas, make a plan, free associate, learn about how you work best,  make an environment that is "user friendly" like a conducive learning environment as it were written in the laws of my alma mater/the university.  Start now and in six years from now you will not say I wish I had started six years ago.  Can you fit 10K hrs. in how many years?  You don't havb even five years? Come on.  My suggestion to myself shared in many decisions were stick it out  for the "miracle ... every day." (B. Weir, the Dead. Those with the future business plan/strategy predicted by S. Godin.  It is the people first. From S. Orman).  Don't, be free from that action of leaving five minutes before that miracle. Go.




Tomorrow Is Not Fathers Day. You Are Still my Father. Other Logical Not So Obviouses.

Posted on June 11, 2017 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Another evening with the keyboard.  What?  Yes, we are using a new font/color.  We too live dangerously.  This week at PGPLLC we organised the art/music files paper to get ready for scanning/digital filing updates.  We inventoried/upgraded and did some songwriting.  My old journal poems got upgraded to a cool song in G.  I got the studio foam organised, cranked up an old bass amp head that was lent to the business, and talked out some details, read a manual on electronics, did field work for an effects paper for electronic music,  studied oscillators,  looked at the designs of a module I am building, sketched it out, read Dutch, got a cool story about something I am sure will come back, one form and another.  All for digital progress in a digital publishing world.  We still have a workshop planned July 28th weekend maybe, Marco B.  volunteered to skype with us.  He runs Blind Side Studios in New York and is quite an e-writer, many publications.For more info material I went to a mental health conference onnetwork supporting and "Walking the Talk."  Good stuff, good networking. People first!  Write on.  I soldered a small amp and inventoried a resorting of electronic components, ... learned-transistors; emitter, base, collector, ... the three leads. And ... I spent time with my dad.  


Remember; G_d is Father to the fatherless.


Dad Made It to 84 Years of Age.

Posted on June 4, 2017 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

UNITE OURSELVES AND CONQUER (N=2)

Posted on May 27, 2017 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

number one? what is this e e  cummings?


OK.  What about what does a publisher of electronic nature do on a Saturday?  Study.   Where and ever I see it.  First I visited with my father after I studied Dutch, French and German and not in that order.  So to speak.  I napped, bathed, walked around the house and did my "pharma" exercises, physical therapy, id est.  I showed him, my father progress on the violin I am building, nearly complete if such a thing.  It is in the white, basically with an added soundpostv and CAVEAT do not, ie, be free of playing ever a violin without a soundpost.  One would be asking for trouble for the vector forces at work and a bass bar does not cover all energy always.  Play the game of skill and talent developing, free from the game of risk. So I am set sanding the last of the purfling trim on the top plate Friday.


Also a new shipment of tee-shirts for PGP LLC came in; all cotton/eleven count, latest graphic design works of arse errr, art, by moi avoid "airs of the  "putting on" nature, apologies when due.  So for the free lancers and friends/family.  So ... for sale and ultimate coolness, most-ut.  Shirt of the summer.   Also I ranked second in jazz genre/region Youngstow, Ohio this week.  One 20 27 minute tune seemed to have been erased, although two CDs are posted w/ a guitar solo from "Outer Space."  


I also planned the week coming up after doing my "wus gudz" for the week; things that went "well."  Gratitude for the mood.  Then studies.  Then plans.  Then G_d gets a good laff.  Alfred E. I compete with well.  So plans?   Radio Shack is closing locally next week, 90% sales on the selected, KOAS.  I have nabbed about $200 worth of goodies for about  $75-80 for effects pedals,modules, synth design schematics thru Joe Walsh endorsed e projects for musicians-a spirituality dogma of electronic Marx Brothers nature ...  and yes DIY youtubes as "swell."  Yes.  Sharp brain exercises for all.  I have collected circuit boards from various friends junking stuff with additional gidget/widgets, girls and boys.  Be careful when dealing with electricity, the silent killer unless it is lightning and ... (patiently) thunder.


I also spent an evening at Mark's Landing with Mom by the lake of the township, et al.  Porta Bell-oh-yea spaghetti and Joe A..the owner stopped to talk with Mom to top the evening.  Even if you hate me (lol), it is still a good place to love to go, most excellent food, fish, pizza, pasta and the lake view in Columbiana County, OH.  Joni Mitchell sang, "If you have no place special to go, you just go there, ... no place special." MARK'S LANDING?   THIS PLACE IS SPECIAL!!!!!  NO DOUBT.  I SPENT A BUNCH OF TIME SAILING ON THE LAKE, PUSHING THE ENVELOPE, HEATED DISCUSSIONS,  CHOWDER AT VARIOUS TIMES, ARGUMENTS AND ANGLES OF TACKING ON THE EAR WITH DAD AND THE CHRYSLER MUTINEER, FURLING JIB, AND GOOD TIMES BETWEEN THE MADNESS, ... SERENITY, QUIET AND LOUD,  jOE A.'S MARK'S LANDING!!!   YES, YES, YES!!!   (AND REASONABLE PONTOON BOAT RIDES SPLIT FAIR WITH THE GROUP?)  YES, YES, AND YES!!!





Mother Earth, ... Lay Your Body Down.

Posted on May 20, 2017 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

It is the month of May.  Bryn Myr May Day, not a Welsh holiday?  It is the Remembrance of the May Fourth Tragedy at Kent, Ohio although it is global, if not the details, a general sense. The world is blessed with Cinc de May a wonderful holiday where I liked to make sure I listened to the Barcelona Gipsy Orchestra recalling "sephardemia" abouts, klezmer, saying "manana" appropriately. And Mothers Day.  A Sunday in May is reserved to remember the concept of "mother."  Mix Mothers Day with Earth Day and you get ... Mother Earth Day.  A well-grounded, humbling experience ... in deed it is.  


A friend of a friend passed away this month on his birthday doing healthy things, socializing, ... .  My friend said that is the way  I want to go.  I said I want to die on the Day of Atonement (on the year I am to go) when I have a better chance to have the slate clean.  I could wait to the Festival of Booths, ... if the Book of Life is still open.  If the Book is still open, ... .  If a book is still open?  Yes. Have a wonderful Mothers Day, organic family, family of choice, nuclear family, unclear family, spirituality-wise, hippie-wise, Mother Earth, necessity, (the mother of invention), Mother Ocean, the Abraham's three religions, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, mothers, other mothers, blessed mothers (mothers-in-law?). It is rather conceptual.  This freedom.

It is said everyone is to plant a tree, have a  child, and write a book in one's lifetime.  This Sunday .... remember your mother? Put down the manuscript you are working on, and ... remember your mother, ... and put down an idea about your ... mother ... in the book.   Is the book still open?


Have a really good day,


Todd.



P.S.  One more parenthetical statement today, maybe amusing, entertaining, of interest.  Thank you and in gratitude for a reader. (Like "Ohio" is the state that is almost a palindrome, my mother's name is almost like the good philosopher dec. Louis Althusser, former democratic socialist leader of France. L.A.)








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