Taylor Swift’s Gift Giving of 2014

I will admit it.  I am a Taylor Swift fan.

And Here is WHY:Taylor-Swift

  1. She writes her own music. I have tried for 20 plus years to write a song.  I am still trying.
  2. She seem so sincere with her fans.
  3. I am constantly seeing how she tries hard to  improve the lives of her fans.

If I were to ever become rich and or famous this is how I would treat my fans. Here is her home video of  Taylor Swift’s Gift Giving.


Some friends of ours have a successful YouTube channel: Hair 101 with April and April and Davey. These two make me laugh.

From their YouTube profile

This is a channel dedicated to family. To us family is the most important thing. We are documenting our journey through this life. We have 5 wonderful children that mean the world to us. We are happy that you found us!! April loves doing DIY’s and is a rockstar at hair. But mostly loves being a mom. Davey has a passion for running and anything competitive. They met many years ago on the dance floor. This channel is all about family. Thanks for watching and we look forward to meeting you someday.

You make recognize Davey from his ultra-famous wedding drone crash video.

10 William Faulkner Quotes on his Birthday

On Sept. 25, 1897, William Faulkner, the Nobel Prize-winning author of the American South, was born.  Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays. He is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he had spent most of his life.

“Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools. ” From The Sound and the Fury (1929).

“Between grief and nothing I will take grief.” From The Wild Palms.

“Sin and love and fear are just sounds that people who never sinned nor loved nor feared have for what they never had and cannot have until they forget the words.” From As I Lay Dying.

“Clocks slay time. Time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.” From The Sound and the Fury.

“Be scared. You can’t help that. But don’t be afraid.” From The Bear.

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” Paris Review interview (1958)

“A man’s moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.”

“The artist doesn’t have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don’t have the time to read reviews.”

“Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it.” Requiem for a Nun (1951)

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

Heather Rooney’s ‘Drawing Robin Williams’

Heather Rooney is a 21 year old college student majoring in art. Rooney creates photorealistic drawings with Prismacolor colored pencils. She openly admits that she self taught. I think she is incredible talented. With the recent passing of comedian Robin Williams, Heather Rooney created an incredible tribute photo.

Bee Thieves Sting Young Utah Beekeeper/ Utah Entreprenuers Step Up with Funding

Without a doubt thieves suck! Recently a young, local entrepreneur beekeeper was struck by thieves who stole more than $12000 in bees and honey.  A local Utah startup organization decided to step up and create a funding campaign to help this kid out.  I felt this was blog worthy and decided to donate to the cause.

When bee rustlers recently stole $12,000 worth of bees and honey from 24 beehives owned by 15-year-old Utah entrepreneur Bryce Bunderson, at first we couldn’t get past our unique connection to this kid. The name of our organization is Beehive Startups; Bryce runs a literal beehive startup. We had to do something.

While our organization typically covers Utah tech startups, we think being an entrepreneur brings about enough pain and despair, no matter the industry, without having to endure the added agony of having some low-life thieves steal all of your hard work.

This campaign began with a simple rallying cry: “Utah entrepreneurs unite! One of our own is in trouble.” We reached out to our friends within Utah’s startup and tech community, many of whom appear in the above video, to help support our efforts.

Donate Here

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