Is Forcing Things The Answer?
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Currently I’m in the process of launching a new product. Specifically a super fun, hand-held play, exercise and training device for dogs. As with our tees, I prefer to manufacture in the United States. However, my current contract sewer is not equipped for the apparatus I have designed and I am interviewing other domestic companies. As I engage with various manufacturers I’m remembering a lesson I learned long ago… … Continue reading

Taking On Responsibilities That Aren’t Yours?
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It’s been a very exciting time around here! Specifically, I just received several patent pending statuses on my hand-held dog play, exercise and training device. I’m ECSTATIC, to say the least. As you can imagine, it takes a lot to launch a new product; manufacturing, fulfillment, marketing, and on and on. What got my attention, as I was laboring away the other day was the wave of irony… … Continue reading

Centipedes, Critters and Fear
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The other day I was giving my plants a good soaking and out crawled a spectacular centipede. It startled me at first, but I was able to quickly appreciate this magnificent creature and pause in awe at the dexterity of it’s many, many, MANY legs as it zoomed up the door frame away from the drenching. I would have liked to pick it up, … Continue reading

Let It Be Enough and See What Happens...
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The other evening I got sucked into the idea of HAVING to have a new skin care routine. I began researching online, settled on the Kiehl’s brand and then selected the formulas that seemed best for my skin. I tallied up the items and it came to well over $250! Which awakened me to all the half used jars of other “must haves” … Continue reading

Dusty Lot or Paradise?
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Recently a friend of mine was in Telluride, Colorado and sent me a photo of the picturesque main street. He went on to tell me a bit about this sleepy little town, the annual festivals, the 1000s it attracts every year and that it was settled in a box canyon. I looked it up and discovered a “box canyon” is: a small ravine or canyon … Continue reading