Category Archives: Business ideas

links loved / june 21

This was Dominion yesterday, after I had dropped off my friend Hollie, and took a quick stop at one of my favourite beaches. (And took this video.) Today is graduation day! So I’m quickly getting some coffee into me before … Continue reading

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“Green With Envy” Family Hair Salon

It feels a bit like cheating on my longtime hairdresser to see another one, but I really wanted to check out this new business in Sydney! I had met Ann and Chris, the proprietors, at the Women in Business dinner … Continue reading

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four simple goals // figure out the next step

Back in January I got feeling rather ambitious and I set out four simple goals for myself for this year. They were: use my sketchbook more, plant a garden, move every day, and ‘figure out the next step’. My intention was … Continue reading

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links loved: the conference edition

Oh man, there was SO MUCH to take in at the Creative Economy Conference! (It even made me feel a little “hungover,” as I wrote about yesterday.) I was just blown away. I scribbled lots of things in my notebook, … Continue reading

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storefront dreaming

The more I think about it, the more I realize I was made to go into business. I mean, some guys and gals drive by houses for sale and dream about decorating the home, doing the garden, et cetera. I … Continue reading

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snow day video fun

Another storm is hitting the island today and I’m staying home from school. Adam got to work in Sydney and called me to say, “Stay home if you can.” He’s a tough guy so that was a first! Luckily we … Continue reading

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livestreaming a talk about Slow Money

Last night there was a talk in Sydney that sounded great. However, I really wanted to be at home after a long day at school. I love community events, yes, but like everyone, I have a limit on how much … Continue reading

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Doktor Luke’s + a new friend

On Saturday I had a good reason to seek out a coffee – my friend and fellow blogger, Scott McKinney, was on the island! I had never met Scott in person, and he was visiting from his native Minnesota, to … Continue reading

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Q+A: George Smith and Cora-Lee Eisses-Smith

George and Cora-Lee Eisses-Smith are two people that never fail to delight and inspire me. From their literary-themed dinners, which you’ll read about in this Q+A, to George’s art, to random chats with them either at their home in Middle River … Continue reading

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Ed’s Books and More

Yesterday I had a few minutes to spare in the morning after an appointment in downtown Sydney. It was a beautiful morning, the sun was bright and the wind was only moderate. So I went for a little walk to … Continue reading

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