Entrepreneurs – Working on New Years Eve 2009

My husband and I drove 12 hours yesterday to get back to Washington DC. I went by the office to grab my mail and check for other messages. The parking lot had a numbers of cars. One small company with offices near mine was busy working on proposals. I ran into another small business owner…

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National Building Museum

The National Building Museum has an updated look that enhances it’s usability. Take a look at http://www.nbm.org and visit the museum of you have the opportunity. The building museum is known for it’s innovative exhibits and the best gift shop in the Washington Area. It’s latest exhibit is about the design and history of parking…

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Blenheim in the City of Fairfax

It’s been a little over a year since I’ve  had the wonderful experience of visiting Blenheim in the City of Fairfax with Andrea Loewenwarter. I was deeply moved when I stood in the attic and saw this signatures by individuals who had left their mark on the walls of this building.  The City of Fairfax…

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Networking at the Mason Enterprise Center

Distinct Studios has been a client resident at the Mason Enterprise Center since June of 2005.  This organization knows how to throw a PARTY! On December 19, 2009 the Virginia and Mason SBDC staff organized and put on a building wide networking/holiday party. This was the second theme based party that I had attended. –…

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American Small Business Coalition

I’m a new member of the American Small Business Coalition which is a member driven business networking organization based in Washington Metro Area. I already feel  connected and committed to this organization. On December 15th the group organized a community outreach event for the holidays. I met the group at a Let’s Dish in Fairfax…

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Avatar – 3/D

I was one of the many skeptics when I heard this film was coming out. – I’m no longer a skeptic. It was the most visually lush film that I have seen in a long time. The visuals helped to convey the emotions in a very pure way. The art geek in me felt like…

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On Some Faraway Beach The Life and Times of Brian Eno

The biography of Brian Eno by David Sheppard is best described as stream of consciousness.  The text rambles and could have used some editing. It  seems to have been written for uncritical members of the Eno choir. That said, he does do a good job of outlining Eno’s contributions to the music industry and frames…

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TO BIG TO FAIL – BIG BOOK TO READ

I recently went to see Andrew Ross Sorkin speak at George Mason University in Fairfax VA. He was a very cool speaker. He surprised me when he said that the structure of his new book was based on the film” Crash” which I had seen years ago. My memory of the film was that it…

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