Friday, November 19, 2010

Small Business Saturday

Join more than 300,000 people nationwide who have already expressed their support for locally-owned businesses. Sponsored by American Express, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is a nationwide promotion in support of small business everywhere:
"A day to come together in support of the small businesses we love. The shops and restaurants that employ our neighbors and reinvest our money close to home. The businesses that are the heartbeat of our communities and local

Show your support and receive a $25 credit on your American Express statement when you shop your local small businesses on Small Business Satuday. See Small Business Saturday ( for details. If you're a facebook user, you can give a "shout out" to your favorite small business at

Shop Local, Shop Small!

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Value of Impermanence

Fall is here, winter is soon to come. The changing of the seasons reminds us that nothing is permanent except change itself, to appreciate the good things we have while we have them, and that it is the last piece of Halloween candy that is always savored the most.

Welcome to November.

("Mount Vernon in the Fall," colored pencil by Chris Engnoth)