Monthly Archives: July 2013

Looking for an Author’s Assistant . . . pass the word

I could definitely use some help (not only the mental kind!).  I am looking for an author assistant to help with all the details it takes to get several novels and business books out of my mac and into the … Continue reading

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PROFIT, PROFIT, PROFIT . . . Service, Service, Service

It seems that, after banks, airlines have become the most hated companies for customers to deal with.  I’ll bet there is not one person reading this blog that hasn’t had multiple bad experiences with airlines; either at check-in, on the … Continue reading

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New Promo Video for my Pirate Novel: Bad Company

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.   ~Ernest Hemingway Like most young boys I was fascinated by Pirates!  I would make a black eyepatch, find a floppy hat and … Continue reading

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One Last Appeal . . .

Our crowd funding event for the Young Virtuosi Summer Music Festival in the south of France is almost over and, unfortunately, we have not reached out goal, so I thought I would post for one more appeal for support. Here … Continue reading

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The Gala Concert in the South of France

“He nods, as if to acknowledge that endings are almost always a little sad, even when there is something to look forward to on the other side.” ― Emily Giffin Now that the dust has settled and the musicians have flown … Continue reading

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An Appreciation Dinner

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.   ~John F. Kennedy The six classical music concerts in the south of France are finally over … Continue reading

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No Concert Tonight . . .

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. ~Mahatma Gandhi After five concerts in a row, today the Young Virtuosi musicians have a day off.  The final Gala Concert is Saturday evening at the Medieval church in … Continue reading

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Young Virtuosi Promotional Video

This week at the Festival Musique de la Vallee du Cougain in the south of France we have brought along a professional film crew to capture the great performances of these talented young musicians.  In addition to making an overall … Continue reading

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A Little Hors d’oeuvre from our Music Festival in France

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. ~Bob Marley In my last post from the foothills of the Pyrenees in the south of France, I wrote about the richness of learning when mixing youth … Continue reading

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When Youth Meets Experience, Both Win

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt All professions, and passions, are a never-ending journey of learning and discovery … Continue reading

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