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One Thing: Stay Thirsty

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Shannon J. Hernandez

My friend, talented Phoenix broadcaster and podcast producer, Shannon J. Hernandez, invited me (via his post on Facebook) to attend Podcast San Diego, an event where he spoke to over 100 podcasters, live.
I said ‘YES’! And, I’m so glad I did.
This caused some introspection, as it was not an “impulse buy”, by any means. Continue reading

Garden Grilled Ratatouille

Burning Foodie, Playa Edition

My "garden" on the playa

Burning Man – My “garden” on the playa Home-grown tomatoes, padron peppers, and basil

One of the things that I love about Burning Man, is that at any given moment, I am faced with the opportunity to make choices that will directly impact my experience.  My first year on the playa (2006), I followed the sage advice of friends who brought me into the Burning Man culture:  “read the online ‘Survival Guide’ and ‘First-Timer’s Guide'”.  Along with those two invaluable documents, and some organizational lists shared by a dear friend who knows how I thrive when armed with a list, I found my “home”.  I learned this rule of life on the playa:  your experience is in direct proportion to your preparedness (and radical self-reliance).

Since I am a self-identified “foodie”, and I love to experiment, Burning Man provides me the perfect opportunity to do so. Continue reading

The Man Burns In 30 Days

Burning Man 2011

Burning Man 2011 with our art car, “Blinky’s Motivation”

So, I guess I may as well fess up at the get-go.

I’m obsessed with Burning Man.  And, the Man burns in 30 days.

2013 will be my 8th consecutive year out on the Nevada desert – an annual “pilgrimage”.

There.  I said it.

I used to think that if I made it widely known, people I wanted to do business with would get all “judge-y” on me.  Obviously, I was projecting my own stuff, based on the (naive and uneducated) image  I  held about this “little” art festival.  It’s definitely part of who I am now because I’d like to think that the lessons I learn out there are woven into my daily life and business.  Who knew I’d take to it in such a way that it would influence my life, including my business? If you haven’t been out there, I can’t do it justice with a lame explanation here.  What I can do, however, is put up some photos that will at least give you a sense of what it looks like.  The feeling I get from being there, amongst 68 thousand citizens (2013) of Black Rock City?  Fugget-about-it.  No can do.

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