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Who Do You See?

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. Henry David Thoreau. I’ve been mulling over this quote for the past couple of days……How might I use this bit of wisdom from Thoreau to frame a discussion on some topics that are close to my heart, right now. What do you see […]

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The Downside to Virtual Reality

A few weeks ago, I tuned in to the TED channel on my Apple TV to catch up on some TED talks. One of the most popular that week was Alex Kipman’s demonstration of the HoloLens (I've embedded it at the end of this post). I have a lot of ambivalence about augmented reality and virtual reality … [Read More...]

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019 Shinecast – Vermont’s Bread & Butter Farm

Episode 019 of the Shine Springs Farm Shinecast features an interview with Corie Pierce, co-owner of Bread & Butter Farm near Burlington, … [Read More...]

Health

The Whole Habanero

Friday's Google Doodle celebrated the 151st birthday of Wilbur Scoville, the guy who developed the system to measure hot pepper … [Read More...]

Wealth

Ideas and the Revival of The Ben Franklin Follies

After a long hiatus from publishing new content on The Ben Franklin Follies, the site is suddenly active again. As I explained a while back, I've … [Read More...]

Sustainability

017 Shinecast – Snow’s Bend Farm

Episode 017 of the Shine Springs Farm Shinecast features an interview with David Snow of Snow's Bend Farm in Coker, Alabama. Snow's Bend Farm is one … [Read More...]

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The Downside to Virtual Reality

A few weeks ago, I tuned in to the TED channel on my Apple TV to catch up on some TED talks. One of the most popular that week was Alex Kipman’s demonstration of the HoloLens (I've embedded it at the … [Read More...]

Who Do You See?

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. Henry David Thoreau. I've been mulling over this quote for the past couple of days......How might I use this bit of wisdom from Thoreau to … [Read More...]

The Whole Habanero

Friday's Google Doodle celebrated the 151st birthday of Wilbur Scoville, the guy who developed the system to measure hot pepper … [Read More...]

Overcoming Overwhelm

This is the system I described in a recent quick tips episode of the Discover Grow Shinecast, a new podcast to help you along the path to health, wealth, wisdom and a happier life. This is the … [Read More...]

Learn From The Past, Don’t Replicate It

I've been reading Zero to One by Peter Thiel as I move into the next phase of my Shinecast® business and thought this quote would be a good reminder to share as I began to promote the Ignite Alabama … [Read More...]

Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness

The words of the Declaration of Independence are part of the core of my personal philosophy and helped to steer me in the direction of law, as an intellectual pursuit and a profession. The values … [Read More...]

Make New Holiday Memories

Does your family yearn for something new to do when a holiday rolls around? Are you tired of buying into the "buying" mentality that seems to accompany holidays in the U.S.? Today's Idea Machine … [Read More...]

10 Ideas to Help the Elderly

The topic for Day 43 of the Idea Machine Project is to come up with 10 business ideas to help the elderly. I decided to ignore issues of profitability and just focus on ideas that would accomplish one … [Read More...]

10 Tips for Writing Better Sales Copy

The prompt for Day 42 is to give 10 tips to help a friend write sales copy to sell her used car. This is a fun practice. I'm framing the examples for my tips using the used car as the product, but … [Read More...]

Personal Posts & The Idea Machine Project

I'm finding that many of the idea prompts are about topics that are more personal in nature, rather than generally-applicable. It's possible this will change at some point, as I seem to recall … [Read More...]