|Posted on May 4, 2017 at 11:25 PM||comments (0)|
We will expand this on the evening of the next ... following Saturday hopefully. Let us "see."
|Posted on April 29, 2017 at 9:35 PM||comments (0)|
Take What You Want, ... and Leave the Rest;
Spring and summer surprise! A surprise? IOP (Intent of purpose) might be a catalyst; Our intent is to make the world a better place to be through creativity in music, art, writing, and learning, education and work (for "self"-improvement, yes, no one needs to be alone not by choice, to recve and give, abundance instead of scarcity thinking, frugal actions, intelligent decision making, developing talents (old and new). We have had returns/responses that are requests for workshops, mainly writing. We are calling them Picnic Bench (Writers' and ...) Workshops, realtime and afterwards for those who cannot make it, "suffix cyberspace" break-out sessions.TE Mccormick will be there, a few employees expected and anyone else, members of Purple Goat Publishing's FB writing group, open, referred, et c. who wish to attend. The Picnic root/radix workshop is open to anyone as long as you reply by the first of June 1st, 2017. For those locally with a reasonable transportation solution we will have two sessions three weeks apart; tentatively the 10th, 20th, 30th of June. For those at a distance we will have an immersion "three act" series of sessions on the twentieth (20th).
Creativity, mindset paradigms, reflections on Nat Goldberg's and J. Cameron's writing books, et c. with relevaent discussions on thinking skills; Tony Buzan-mind maps, Dr. E. D Bono's clustering maps as well and thinking hats, ... including thinking skills, life experiences, goal-setting, creating your own writing schedule, the twenty-four hour envelope-where the brain works best, and electronic publishing/fledgling and a "raven" with seasons covering the "desert" rich in opportunities, stepping stones, journey paradigm shifts, rights and freedoms-id est, taking away the toxic and poisonous "playmates" searching for a supportive "renga/ring" of the writer; choosing yourself/otherswriting about what is worth doing/doing what is worth writing about, blooming where you are planted (conference folks look out!) Location will be in southern NE Ohio, east and twenty minutes by auto from Pennsylvania.
Like a healthy learning experience; learn something about your passion for writing, further develop your talents wherever you are, and meet people with similar interests. This is a win/win competition environment situation. Working toward similar goals, we have strengths inductively, exponentially. The Jewish culture has a saying if you might pause to have an open-mind, ... "Unite and conquer." Affirmations, self-hypnosis, meditation, relaxtion techniques, word association, and being the generating producer rather than solely consumer. Life member of International and American MENSA, the int'l high IQ society, the oldest on earth, Todd E. McCormick, M.A. will host. That is me where I also have penned fifty-four (yes, 54) manuscripts (mss.), some in first draft, others to pre-editorial ms. status, a couple have been edited in the non-edit-yourself class. (MENSA is that group M. vos Savant of Ask Marilyn belongs (married to Jarvic, the inventor of the artificial heart and also deceased Isaac Asimov, science fiction writer amongst other notable such not and others elucidated event horizons.) That is me. Take time and as well showing interest, let us know what other topics you may like to see and activated in the workshops. We will allow time at the second workshop for collecting any ideas you have and want to share, seeing more. See the contact page adding ideas currently to supplement our program ... .
There will be a small fee for beverages (coffee-the magic sustenance that interfaces itself into words thru our brains lol.) and a donation. Cruise our website and get a bit of a "picture" of this art of writing and the current expanding llc into Purple Goat Crew LLC of areas "worth doing" such as guitar/violin making and repair, composing, general art paradigms, creativity, documentary work, changing one's life for the better, life goals/livelihood (pro or for the love of it ... "given two choices" ... both.)
And finally ... we will as an option be learning to be a beginner again ... so you may better pursue "closeted dreams involving " ... creativity (also creativity in one's work place/business being your own or an employer's, including to step outside your repertoire/skills list adding an efficacious new set of additional skills and developing old ones), the dreams that can be initiated and become stepping stones on the journey convergent to said dreams. Goals might be continuing studies, portfolios, active energy from inertia to momentum, finding supportive peers, recovery from toxic lives to ascending the "active in recovery" movement ... AIR, the acrostic that contains transcendent connotations and being a "body that is no burden, it is as light as AIR." (Capitals added for intent.) We are serving our community, the world of local/global! We are open to responses for future breakout sessions, again topics, fields of interest, areas to enrich oneself, ourselves, to give your talents, abilities, capabilities, and gifts, however big and small. Come join us. Choose yourself! Oh. ... We are not intimidating and cherish well-groundedness. I.e., bring your own humus. (lol properly.)
Have a healthy moment between events,
TE McCormick, M.A., publisher.
P.S., Ten books of ours on KDP are being "put in the shop for repairs" where WILD MIND OF A CLIMBER is the tentative first book fully formatted to reappear. WMC is the e-version of Ephemeral Mind ... . Thanks again.
|Posted on April 22, 2017 at 10:00 PM||comments (0)|
Well, ... what was good this week in writing? I got some work done , worked with the assistant planning, read short "e" my Dutch dialogues which revitalize me, reviewed memories of writing the Goat series, We Dress Like Spies series, sci-fi Waifs Planet. We were looking at recovery situations/work on 9-11 and the 2008 Great Recession. The basis is life events make moments, positive impulses and negative impulses. The games of skill are to distinguish and be guided by our proper senses discerning decisions to the right way, sooocialist democrat and not, to Louis Althusser deceased. Who by the way binged on coffees AND carbohydrates of the leavened kind THIS week?
Cool Beans (a South American Theatre/Music (of again texture of literary libretto and wave/substance of work, work, work three times over), Group and , London Ruksacks (actually actuaries moving upward to sum it rather acme-demically. the apogee, and concerns; wealth/abundance thinking, justice/mercy, and knowledge/learning, Bloom Where You Are Planted, Band Ripples (cover currently the craze) are convergent to a bundle of victorious less genetic and more social genius, creatives of that variety, progenitor and progeny alike, generating waves of liet motiff, may we? Today's just and next right move morphing regally, legally, royally and loyally to new form nine times over to the social movement either Beat-hoven's Housemix and MaccaBeats, and Jaguar Big Foot (spotted timely), a missing link ... be free from waiting for someone to choose you, you know what to choose as pursuit. Now develop the skills, talent, Homo Habilis nobly ... obligation being change what you see as wrong, progress and contribute to society, the sighted change, D(z) say matthematically like Jensen's Inequality for the L. Carrol/Dbzsn fan(s) Alice, Concrete Film/Cinema/Bioscopen from the, yet to come to you(?) missing ... beat? Choose mode of operation, modus operandi self/society!? Yes. Re- "group" as Alpha Operations Research Capital Period Humankind Beings. Choose yourself! Lovingkindness.
|Posted on April 14, 2017 at 7:30 AM||comments (0)|
????? Find the mp4 on the home page. Although the full length plan is of a nature perhaps with more "play" the spiel is no sleeping dog of sorts. In the attorney's briefs the barrister judges it as Judge Dent in America deceased 1676, as an antonym fit for comedal purposes until further note, say. Long Live Clifton Lunch!!!!!
Goats, Goats, Idyllic Goats???!!!!!!! Yeah!!! (Pink Panthers? Grey Rights Activists Adroitly, Comic Valentine. Gryphons? Goat Heads People!!! Goat On, Goat Writers, Carve the Cryptic A-Concrete Music Compositions Coastline!!! Yeah and Yeah!!!!)
|Posted on April 14, 2017 at 6:55 AM||comments (0)|
What a Week It Was ... in a Good, Talking Heads Way. (Put up my Tony Blair punk rock minister video!!!)
|Posted on April 14, 2017 at 6:40 AM||comments (0)|
Passover and Easter/Holy Week This Week-Envelope.
I have been purchasing parts for my new hobby/book topic, ... effects pedals/modules for musical instruments, primarily guitars. Radio Shack is going out of business here too; the legend must live on. Somewhere on Facebook I dropped a video of mine. This is "holiday running short." So check on our Purple Goat website. WE might soon be expanding to a conglomerate to include effects/synths manufacturing amongst other areas to be called, w.t.-working title;The Purple Goat(s) Crew.
|Posted on April 8, 2017 at 10:45 PM||comments (0)|
Wow, what a week! I hit 99 on my pageviews to-day. I got a cool collage and a CD cover working for myself/another. I got feedback from a filmmaker I am publishing with her documentary/book she is looking forward. I have worked on my taxes/profits-losses some. I played some mean violin and built an effects module component from a schematic and such on YouTube. Got some progress on the classical guitar. (I put a heart-shaped zebrawood piece at the tailpin.) I changed my monitor background to the collage. Cleared some emails (I have over 8K.) Bought $100 worth at a close-out at Radio Shack for $35. Looking at now September for the book/doc./domestic violence topic. In the meantime I have said my blessings for the filming/Haunted House movie. Back on track I have been ahead of the mud issue in my driveway. Gravel and mulch are $100 together app. And the most important ... I have harvested enough songs I have recently written to pull off an album. The business has a bass guitar now. I have added it to the studio repertoire after fixing some electronics, jack/potentiometer. The writing was so fun. I found old poems and revamped them while my business assistant typed and kept things in line. Get thru the writers' block. Me, myself, and I need to hear it once in a while. Information Age factopid for the week/day; "satan" in Hebrew is an infinitive meaning "to hinder." Also we had an interesting Bible study discussion. Whew. Grab the day! Moments at the begininning and end contain a moment!
|Posted on March 31, 2017 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
Serendipidity is revitalised in J. Cameron's The Artists Way. Like Twiggy in a Woody Allen movie, maybe instead of lumberjacks with French-style tee-shirts? Okay, we have all had a good ... "time" now. I just hold onto the idea it is on my eighth year in the guild of American luthiers. I cannot help remember the first time my father taught unions when I was in elementary school. He taught it objectively representy both sides, pre 1970, ... the May Fourth Tragedy.
It was not the unions that were the problem; Unions in general do well in idealism, applied with least resistance, create (sans crime) an environment of well-being, applied in pragmatics with convergence to the idealism, serve a purpose of a better quality of product, work production with both product/service. It was the associated crime and ethics that were violated that created opportunities of growth, to learn the lessons that come from so-called "failures" in decision making; Through objectivity it is one of the best tools, although lacking absolute situations to any purists, the perspective, sometimes to some a paradigm shift resolves direction.
There is well-being in numbers, healthy numbers, the "one and the many" each being healthy, and there is the presence of an understood guidance to create a convergent group on the better decisions. By law-based guidance, by a faith in commonalities as well heathy in character, a construct joins making a new entity, a "being" of sorts. The maverick, the "outsider," the catalyst, comes from outside the box, the aquarium, the group objectivity and brings another shift in addition to the event(s) where solutions are found. It is an old story; Leaving a "village." Finding a new "village." He/she gets resistance fom the new village. He returns to his village of origin and shows his people as well a lesson taken from the other village. All gain, although there is always change with a measure of resistance. Convergence is directed, rectified, regulated, made droit zeroing in on the number "zero." The group if "unable" with tools again within the group are resolved with an "outsider" that sees the problem and integrates his/her skills, capabilities, abilities, experience, expertice, )as say weighted means, not usually completely equal in weight that is, to say with a better choice of better words, If compared with the individual, gifted in intelligence, an honest hard worker, healthy in many ways, of a lion's share in most applications the maverick is at not the gain alone as the group is alone. Together with an understood common goal, resolution takes place where the one and the many are integrated in the "project" as say symbiotic. In resolution within the group "alone," the question is when do we bring in the "maverick," not anymore less than "if not now, when?" I am happy with my guild membership. The more tools that are available now work to an advantage, to advantages for better convergence to resolution. It takes creativity to make a difference, need say ... change, ... and for the better. I hope you will be blessed to see some synchronicity this week.
All for now, thanks,