Professional and personal – projects, writing, ideas and thoughts.

 

Professional

Short book review of “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life”

I knew I was going to recommend this book before I even finished it. Now, after completing the read of “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life” (Amazon Affiliate Link), I am HIGHLY RECOMMENDING IT! Scott Adams wrote this book that reads in a really […]

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Launched a book business – JM Book Recycling

We launched JM Book Recycling – finding good used books and recycling them by matching them up with people that are looking for them. Read this blog post for more.

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“Everybody Writes” – book review by John Chapman

  (I posted this originally on DR7Media at: “Everybody Writes” – book review by John Chapman ) “Everybody Writes” by Ann Handley is a fantastic book. This book absolutely exceeded my expectations. I had thought this would be a good little book about writing, directed to the common person that doesn’t have a literary degree […]

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Personal

The rest of my life will be lived selfishly. Ruthlessly Selfishly.

The rest of my life will be lived selfishly. Ruthlessly Selfishly. Unambiguously Selfishly. Harshly Selfishly. Selfishly Focused. All. About. Me. When I say those first 5 lines above, repeating several times just to explore how it fits and matches me, I have full realization that it fits me well. Very well. A great match. Perfect, […]

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My Diesel Shoes from a Thrift Store DIED

I found a great pair of shoes. Turned out, they were retro. Way retro. I found these in a Thrift Store, labeled as “Classic” (or something like that). I prefer shoes with a really thin sole like Sketchers. But, these were cool.     But. after wearing them a month or so, they started to […]

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Replacing Valve Body Gasket(s) in my Transmission. 2000 Ford Explorer.

Replaced my valve body gasket on my Ford Explorer today. Problems shifting, had to manually drop into 1st to take off. Couldn’t go over 72 mph with it slipping. Overdrive acting up. I’d been babying this problem for several years, and it was getting worse. Looking at the worn out disintegrating gasket – it’s amazing […]

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Day Trip in Maine – North of Portland

So I’m up in Maine. Took a day trip. First pics are water-front in Portland, Maine. Rest of pictures are from the bay, right near “The Salt Cod Cafe”. Looking for it on a map, it is at 1894 Harpswell Islands Rd, Orr’s Island, ME 04066 Let’s start with the waterfront – looking at bay […]

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Engaging and meeting people in real life

I’m a bit of an asshole sometimes (frequently?). However, I don’t apologize. I have a low tolerance for bullshit. Some people get more of my patience, even a little more leeway than others. Some get none. But this does not change the fact that relationships are essential in life. Connecting, networking, socializing, friending, whatever you […]

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