Category Archives: Musings

Richard Geller’s blog posts about life in general

The Writer’s Life In A Changing World—Part 5

Read Part 1 here Read Part 2 here Read Part 3 here Read Part 4 here The Writer’s Life In A Changing World—Lower Expectations? In his insightful blog, Seth Godin offers two separate lists (list 1, list 2) of marketing … Continue reading

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I AM — Competitive Versus Collaborative

An Unexpected Treat I watched this documentary last night mainly on the strength of its trailer. The reviews on iTunes were pretty mixed, but something told me this film just might be really good. It was, and now I want … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life In A Changing World—Part 4

Read Part 1 here Read Part 2 here Read Part 3 here What’s Changing For Writers? The Need For New Curators From the writer’s standpoint all the changes I’ve been enumerating contain a lot of good news/bad news. The more-level … Continue reading

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On This Corner Of Quiet Streets—Writer’s Instinct

Writer’s Instinct I’ve been working on what turned out to be a short ten-line poem for the past three days. Several times a day, I told myself to just throw it away and start something else. Yet something else, writer’s … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life In A Changing World—Part 2

Read Part 1 here What are the odds of earning your living as a creative writer?  This is one of those questions—the kind that perhaps you don’t want the answer to. Oh, we all readily acknowledge the odds are long, … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street—Richard Geller

Some thoughts after reading Fast Company’s “The Inside Story Of Occupy Wall Street:” Those old enough to remember the civil rights movement and the anti-Viet Nam war protests of the 60’s, know that fundamental change does not really come from … Continue reading

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Remembering Steve Jobs—Richard Geller

If you are one of the people whose life was somehow changed, even transformed, by an Apple product, you’re likely deeply saddened by Steve Job’s passing; I know I am. Like you, I have my own story about how Steve … Continue reading

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My Afternoons with Margueritte—Richard Geller

Every so often a little film comes along that is so very lovely that it makes you want to tell everyone you care about to go see it if they can. “My Afternoons with Margueritte” starring Gérard Depardieu and Giséle Casadesus … Continue reading

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Google’s New Wallet—Richard Geller

Wired  magazine describes a new smartphone AP from Google that will allow you to have virtual credit cards in your smartphone. You won’t need to carry plastic cards around—just wave your phone in front of a reader and poof! your transaction’s … Continue reading

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Swannanoa Gathering 2011—Richard Geller

I just got back from my eighth Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College just outside Asheville, NC. The Gathering consists of five week-long events devoted to different forms/genres of acoustic music. I attend the Contemporary Folk & Guitar Week in late July. … Continue reading

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