VanGogh & Tripio are shaking the content tree

          “Just dash something down if you see a blank canvas staring at you with a certain imbecility” I wrote that Painters block? I take this blog seriously. I know I have come to use humor more frequently as the blog goes on.  However I believe that is an indication of growing confidence in the blog... Continue Reading →

All the Dude ever wanted

      This week was a momentous one on the journey to publish Tripio. In a previous post I detailed the final approval and legal transfer of the art from the locally grown artist who produced the original cover. A few days later, my tech support dropped by and put Tripio in line to be approved for... Continue Reading →

Raise your hand

"Just as a piece of land has to be prepared beforehand if it is to nourish the seed, so the mind of the pupil has to be prepared..." I was on my front porch drinking coffee, vibing to the start of the weekend and reading "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg when I came... Continue Reading →

The Mind Garden

          As I promised in my first post, this is not a quick path to writing a bestseller. Before I go on, I cannot help but tell everyone that I just received a commitment for a blurb for Tripio from retired Starbucks President, Howard Behar. http://howardbehar.com/       As an author who has written a novel of historical... Continue Reading →

Do you know what a tripio is?

     “What is a tripio? I don't know what a tripio is"     This was first brought to my attention at a class on memoir writing at the Indiana Writers Center. I knew what a tripio was. I had known what a tripio was since the fall of 1990 when I started at Starbucks. Actually, I... Continue Reading →

Inviting a response

"Dad. Dad! Its back on.”  It was my daughter trying to get my attention. I had muted the sound of the college football game I was watching while reading “The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction.” by Alan Jacobs  (Link to Book on Amazon). I am not sure what Alan Jacobs would make... Continue Reading →

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