Getting back up onto the horse.

back on the horse
I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years'. ~Henry Moore

What a productive day and it’s not even 3:30 yet!

Even though there is more on my list…I’m celebrating all that I have accomplished today.

  1. Updated Website
  2. Updated Blog √
  3. Updated Squidoo pages
  4. Facebook Posts
  5. Tweeted
  6. Shop is ready for the BIG Clearance Sale!
  7. Finished November Newsletter √
  8. Walked the dog √
  9. Laundry √
  10. Gearing up to finish the writing projects in the que. √

I’m trying to get back on the horse…I just haven’t been able to catch up to it yet!

Doin’ it Doogie Style.

Is it possible that the television show Doogie Howser, M.D. was our first glimpse into the world of social media? 

Just might be!

If you owned a computer in 1989, you were able to read along on the personal blog of Doogie Howser, M.D. from  1989-1993.

Even though it wasn’t a daily, or even weekly post, what a brilliant idea for that time!:-)

Doogie Howser, M.D. aired on September 19th, 1989 and was created by the amazing Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley.

Doesn’t seem like it was that long ago, does it?

It can’t be that hard to sum it up, on a daily basis. Can it?

Guess we’ll just have to see how it goes.

P.S. The title of this blog must not have offended you…you’re here aren’t you?

Have a great day.

Mystery of the comma, unsolved.

grammar rulesI have spent most of the day putting in a comma and the rest of the day taking it out. — Oscar Wilde

How can something so little make you feel so stupid?

It’s just a punctuation mark. It separates things.

I don’t seem to have a problem with the rules of the apostrophe, quotation mark and period.

My misuse of this powerful little symbol has been known to keep me from clicking the publish button. When I finally do, I can intuitively hear some of the grumbling out there. Have chosen to ignore it and embrace those of you that don’t grade my paper.

I bless the day of Twitter when the series of … (3) periods came into view. When in doubt…it’s a beautiful thing!

Working with copy editors, the last year, has given me a new appreciation for those brilliant souls that have absorbed the 21 (the number rule in grammar states that you should use numerals for numbers greater than nine.) punctuation rules of the comma.

I was somewhat surprised to see, in the second edit, that my punctuation wasn’t as bad as I thought. It gave me a warm feeling to know that my extensive knowledge of at least three of the rules of the comma would suffice and Word would find the rest.

So with that in mind, I have decided that instead of taking the time to memorize the remaining rules, I will try to commit to creating my documents in Word to take some of the pressure off.

If you want to test your “Rules of English” knowledge…check out The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation by Jane Straus. Truly the best online resource, (there may be a comma there) I have found for grammar and punctuation.

And what does a comma do, a comma does nothing but make easy a thing that if you like it enough is easy enough without the comma.  — Gertrude Stein from Lectures in America

and the moral of the story is…

event productionDon’t put all of your eggs in one basket.

Happy Easter!

To learn something new,

take the path that you took yesterday.  ~John Burroughs

I can’t wait to figure out how to share all of our adventures…Will sort through one thousand photos…once I get through my emails:)

Behind the scenes…

Video production
It's not always black and white.

the Gang is doing really creative things, for a very diverse group of amazing clients…a lot to brag about…but boasting just makes people think that they can’t afford our creative, event and video production services… nothing could be further from the truth:)

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou

Button Maker, Social Bookmarks, Link Icons or Link Pictures?

Button Maker
The soul never thinks without a picture. - Aristotle

All describe what you’re looking for…but what are those little link pictures called?


A Chicklet is a small picture or icon that is placed on your website or blog…appears to be replacing the traditional text link.

Although these cool little images were initially used by bloggers…today these brilliant little icons go way beyond…People love pictures!

Admit it…if you see a button, image or icon on a website or a blog…your mouse will eventually hover over it to see where it takes you. More often than clicking on a text link, I presume.

Chicklets will catch a visitors eye…and invites them to click into all of the amazing online places you frequent.

Yes, you can certainly get creative and design your own Chicklets…but why bother.

All you have to do is decide which Social Bookmark, Link Icon, Button Maker or Chicklet icon set you want to call your very own!

Here are a few Free Social Bookmark places you can visit to create your very own Chicklets with ease. You can do it!

Free Icons For Your Desktop & Dock Icons

Chicklet Creator – Feed Subscription Button Maker

Free Social Bookmarking Icons

55+ Free High Quality Icon Sets

Cool and Free Social Media Bookmarks

Download 30 Sets of Social Media Icons

It’s so fun, you’ll find yourself smiling! Let me know how you do.


225 Water Street

creative productions
"A place for everything, everything in its place." --- Benjamin Franklin

Funneled our creative resources into a more simplistic and organized form:)

Here’s to making our online life easier to manage:)

Now, where are my keys?

225 Water Street Creative

“Early in my career I felt that organization would destroy my creativity. Whereas now, I feel the opposite. Discipline is the concrete that allows you to be creative.”-Verna Gibson

What Matters Now

Life is simple, it's just not easy.

What Matters Now is the work of more than 60 people with big ideas and something to say. It will inspire you to make some changes in and to keep doing work that matters.

The idea is simple: Each of us suggests one word — literally one word — that all of us should think about and then take one page to explain why and how that word matters. The result is an intriguing, inspiring, and at times downright moving collection of unconventional wisdom that is available free to everyone….Please download it!

What Matters Now.

It’s all good.

Life is simple, it's just not easy.

Many of my clients worry about the number of fans, followers or subscribers they have…as an FYI…it doesn’t mean people aren’t paying attention…they just want to window shop most of the time…it’s all good.

Personally, I’m not going to stop trying to get people to connect, comment or share…when it’s time…it happens!

OMG it’s Friday!

Have a great weekend!