A major part of building a successful small business can be considered an art. A valuable part of that art is applying personal character strengths and virtues to create and build that business brand. Success can depend on many things, but I believe the make or break point of almost all start-up businesses rests on the application of basic virtues: such as manners, truth in advertising, true help, keeping one’s word, reliability and so forth. The Best of Me from a to z is a list of virtues for life and business that when correctly applied, can elevate that art. It is beautifully illustrated for children and adults. This book was winner of the 2018 TCK Readers Choice Awards and is applicable to our everyday walk through life and business.
Natural selection came in the night and trimmed our forests. The power went with the trees that fell and the limbs that broke from the burdens of wet snow. Not even the snowplows were ready for this one. Next springs lilacs are going to look like a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree.
I am involved in a pilot seed growing program for creating a kenaf seed bank here in Michigan. I just planted my allotment of seed furnished to me by Kenaf Partners USA (kenafpartnersusa.com).
The essential to kenaf as a rotational cash crop for Michigan farmers is a viable seed in quantities to meet future demand. I am hopeful for viable results emanating from this pilot program which is being conducted all over the USA.
My new kenaf book, “Seeding the World” https://amzn.to/2UPR4gX
is an introduction to kenaf as a rotational cash crop for American farmers and was written in conjunction with this pilot seed program.
This will be an important phase in the creation of possibilities for kenaf in Michigan and across the USA. I will try to update as the season progresses.
When I awoke early this morning, there was an Angel sitting in the chair beside my bed. She was wrapped in a gossamer aura and held a look of weary concern in her eyes and on her face. She reached out with thin fingers and touched me lovingly on the cheek, gave me a meek smile, then rose from the chair like a wisp of smoke and hovered near the ceiling. Tenting her hands in prayer, she momentarily held my gaze, then closed her Continue reading
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