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12 Sep 2018

Telling Your Story

Consumer confidence continues to grow, which is great for everyone.  When consumers (which is all of us) are more confident things become more positive and better. This is especially true for businesses because it means that people will be more likely to spend money on what we offer.  However, this only works if people know what we offer, if they know our stories. How do we tell our stories?  We write, we take photos and videos and sometimes we sing.  […]

07 Sep 2018

HEADSHOT v PORTRAIT

If you are in business, whether your own business or part of a larger enterprise, chances are you need a photo of yourself for many reasons.  What works best for you, a headshot or a business portrait (also called executive portrait). Headshots show what we look like.  Business portraits say who we are. Many people settle for a headshot.  It is fairly easy to do and if well done, make a great impression.  Headshots are done in a studio setting […]

04 Sep 2018

SEPTEMBER NEW YEAR

For many of us September seems to be the real start of the new year.  We grew up going back to school, starting a new grade and a brand new experience.  New shoes, new notebooks, new classes and new classmates. After we are finished with school it still feels like the start of the new year.  Everything slows down in August.  People go on vacation and tune out.  Then Labor Day rolls around and we begin to buckle down again. […]

30 Aug 2018

Summer on the Delaware

Every year I invite photographers to be part of the Summer on the Delaware photo project. The intent is t create images that depict people and the river whether it is playing on it or just being near it. Fourteen photographers took part this year generating photos that share their vision of summertime on the Delaware River. One photo per photographer is being exhibited Saturday Sept 1 and continuing through September 2nd to coincide with Frenchtown’s exuberant Riverfest Celebrations.

24 Aug 2018

ZERO SUM

Does it have to be zero sum? When you are part of a zero sum game then either you benefit or someone else benefits. Either I have the ball or you have the ball.  I win, you lose.  I don’t think that is how it needs to work.

23 Aug 2018
Hunterdon County Agricultural & 4-H Fair 2018

Hunterdon County Agricultural & 4-H Fair 2018

The 4H used to be part of the larger Flemington Fair which was the big Hunterdon County event from 1848 until 1999 when it ceased. The historic fair grounds soon morphed into a Walmart. Not to be thwarted, several members of the Hunterdon County Board of Agriculture formed a committee to continue the local exhibition of 4-H and agricultural displays. (http://www.hunterdoncountyfair.com/general/history). I used to be more interested in the rides and the sideshow when my parents took me to the […]

22 Aug 2018
Crown Tip Coral Fungi_Artomyces pyxidata (Clavicorona pyxidata)

Crown Tip Coral Fungi

This is mushroom season and it is a good year for you if like growing in the woods on damp soil, rotting wood and other lovely residential villas.  This is a particularly cool species foound on an old log in the forests of PA. Crown Tip Coral Fungi Artomyces pyxidata (Clavicorona pyxidata) Yup, you can eat it.

14 Aug 2018

Disasters

The owner of Galassos Pizza, Joe Galasso, watches as firefighters dowse the smokey remains of his life’s work.  My building is just two doors down and has been hit with fires more than once itself, once in 1940 and another just a few years ago. Nothing is permanent and everything is fragile.

07 Aug 2018

AUGUST HEAT

Here is a question many of us face on a regular basis, would you rather keep your nose to grindstone or just jump off a bridge?

04 Aug 2018

FREELANCING

Freelancers don’t work for anyone. Freelancers works for anyone. A gig is a gig. If you do work to earn money then you do things that people pay you for. If you have a job you are working to earn money for yourself and someone else. It’s a job. If you are a freelancer you are earning money so you can continue doing what you do. Working for someone else, having a job, has it’s benefits. Ideally, your company values […]