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Writer, photographer, graphic artist and technologist. I focus my creative efforts on celebrating the American virtues of self-reliance, individual initiative, volunteerism, tolerance and a healthy suspicion of power and authority.

Concert Review: Ayla Brown and Madison Rising Bring Country and Rock to Veterans Rally

Ayla Brown

Patriotism, country music by former 'American Idol' finalist Ayla Brown and rock and roll by Madison Rising made the Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Defend Freedom Tour a treat for the spirit and the ears. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Six Gun Savior’ – Eric Roberts Brings the Sexy Back to Cowboy Boots

Six Gun Savior

Westerns haven’t been sexy to Hollywood producers for a long time, but a plucky group of filmmakers is trying to change that. And they got Eric Roberts to play the devil with "Six Gun Savior." Read More »

SXSW V2V: Warning – You’re Losing Money by Not Being a Cultural Architect

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“The secret to great service brands, like Starbucks, Nordstrom and Nespresso, is that they inspire the customer experience through their teams,” said SGEi president Shane Green. It’s mindset and behaviors. These create a reputation. In today’s social media-focused environment your reputation is your brand. How you do things is how people will see you in the marketplace.” Read More »

SXSW V2V: Growth Hacking in 10 Easy Steps

Vincent Dignan

“Grow fast or die slow,” was the quote from growth mentor Samir Patel (@meetsamir) that Vincent Dignan used to set the tone for his presentation, “Growth Hacking Live: Boost Your Startup in Realtime.” Dignan spoke to a room overflowing with startup entrepreneurs at SXSW V2V, a four-day (July 19-22) educational event in Las Vegas. He knows that quote is true. ... Read More »

SXSW-V2V: Ten Amazing Apps That Could Change Your Life

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The V2Venture Competition at SXSW V2V enabled early-stage startups to pitch their products and/or services to industry experts and investors. Ten applications particularly impressed me. Read More »

SXSW V2V: Technology to Help Mom When She’s Alone

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Two entrepreneurs at a four-day educational event for startups demonstrated hardware and software solutions that aim to help living-on-their-own seniors stay safe and healthy. Read More »

SXSW V2V: How Neurobiology and Yoda Can Make You a Better Speaker

john Bates star wars

“On October 20, 2000, they pulled the plug,” explained motivational speaker John Bates. “We had lost $80 million and when you do that, they come in, usually with security guards, lock you out and you have nothing. I was so embarrassed, so crushed, I thought I was going to die,” he explained. But, Bates survived the bursting of the internet bubble and today, as founder/CEO of ExecutiveSpeakingSuccess.com, he teaches executives all over the world how to pitch to obtain funding and achieve other objectives. And, he's good with a light saber. Read More »

Anthem FilmFest: Top 10 Libertarian Films Rock with Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman

Scarlett Johansson

“When I grow up, I want to be Dr. Manhattan," was one of the responses Anthem Film Festival organizer Jo Ann Skousen received during the “Top 10 Films Every Libertarian Should Know” panel. Sometimes you get more than you ask for. After the audience joined the panel in suggesting films, well, there were a lot more than 10. Read More »

Anthem FilmFest: ‘Searching for Eddie Running Wolf’

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Searching for Eddie Running Wolf, a feature length documentary by director Thomas Hartmann, defies easy classification. Read More »

Anthem Film Fest: County Charges Farmer $15,000 for Hosting a Birthday Party

Liberty Farm Virginia

Eight little girls at a birthday party on their neighbor’s farm; what could be more innocent than that? Read More »