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As with any new product launch, we have been busy contacting people in the industry to have a long look at what I have designed and do a review. The process can take some time. You have to first make the initial contact, then ship the product. The the person doing the review has to have a chance to use the product, then write and finally post the review. Sometimes they will shoot their own photos to accompany their writing. I was contacted by Emma Dowling of "emma and out" who was looking to review one of my products. Emma...

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James Bond has always been my hero. Not a particular movie actor of a particular generation playing James Bond, but the original Ian Flemming character. Like many women, I grew up watching James Bond movies and thinking he was the most charismatic, suave and debonair man I'd ever seen. A man of action and talent. Writer Ayn Rand referred to Flemming's Bond work and other books like them as "bootleg romanticism". Writing of Flemming's type communicated a life-affirming theme of heroism wrapped in personal struggled, simplified in an entertaining way. For a young person, these ideas and the characters that...

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You often hear people talk of someone being an overnight success. As if this particular person, a singer, painter, actor, etc. was a grocery clerk yesterday and today they are winning an academy award. It's a way to frame a story, but rarely if ever true. What people never talk about is the back story. The years of schooling, struggle, and work that went into becoming an "overnight success". Things take time. Anything worth doing takes time. If you have a dream, the time between when you come up with it and when you realize it can be enormous. Years,...

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