What are you doing right now? Tell the world with your NOW page

New NOW page Do you ever wish you had a simple, succinct way to tell people what you’re doing right now? Derek Sivers—founder of CD Baby, regular TED speaker, and author of 34 books such as Anything You Want—used to ponder that same question. Then he came up with a simple idea: a now page. … Read more

When You Love Something, Get Involved

Dozens of things happen behind the scenes at my Author World Headquarters, but I don’t talk about it. To me it’s like having friends over and talking about how you just swept and vacuumed the house. Sure, we do these things, and people know we do these things (in fact, I really need to vacuum … Read more

Top 25 Out of 2,500

After 2,500 blog posts since 2004, it made sense to showcase some of the favorite and most popular posts on the site. Here’s the Top 25: Priorities The Tokyo Toddler – An Oregon Family Travels Japan A reason to do – Day 8 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – Love Learning Joy, in spite … Read more

Eugene Suzuki Music Academy

Eugene Suzuki Music Academy (ESMA)

  When families sign up their children for music lessons, they aren’t just signing up their children for music lessons. They’re demonstrating their trust in the teacher. They’re saying that they’ve found a good match of personality and temperament that won’t just make for better music-playing, but that can help their children be better people. … Read more

Mid-Valley Chapter, Willamette Writers

As Oregon’s largest organization for writers and authors, Willamette Writers maintains local chapters throughout the state. In 2011 I joined the Eugene-based Mid-Valley Chapter, where I started a WordPress-based chapter website and eventually took over management of the chapter from a long-time chair who had decided to step down. I served as co-chair until September … Read more

Oakshire Brewing

New beers. Expansions. Events. For today’s craft brewery, the beer never stops pouring, and there is always something new to tell customers about. Founded in 2006, Eugene-based Oakshire Brewing had a company blog and maintained presences on Twitter and Facebook. However, the company was entering a new phase of growth, and they wanted to be … Read more

Food Writing, Travel Writing & Other Projects

I’ve traveled to over 10 countries, and my wife and I even gave our son a passport for his first birthday. Whether at home or abroad, food and cooking are two other great joys of my life. Whether writing food articles, travel articles or developing other kinds of print content, online content or web marketing, … Read more