BLOG: Gigging It

I Know What You Did Last Summer by Tiger Todd "Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of." ~ Charles Richards Refreshing Jackson Lake - Teton National Park, Wyoming. During my recent road trip to Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, I had a rather enlightening conversation with the night manager at my hotel in Jackson. It was 5 in the morning and as I prepared a green tea from the service cart in the lobby, I asked if the manager wanted me ... Read More

BLOG: Karaoke As Education

Karaoke as Education by Tiger Todd "Did we know what the words meant before they became us?" - Tiger Todd "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer As a native Nevadan, I’m also a product of its public school system. In reality, I’m more a product of Nevada’s public school system and my dad’s entrepreneurism, a six-month stint in a body cast after being run over by a ... Read More

BLOG: Green Lantern

The Green Lantern: Courage and Honest Comic Column: Courage and Honesty by Bryan Stroud “The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” - Sven Goran Eriksson Showcase Comics No. 22, Oct. 1959.  “S.O.S. Green Lantern,” by John Broome, penciled by Gil Kane and inked by Joe Giella. My favorite era in comic books, the fabled Silver Age, began in 1956 when it was decided to resurrect the super hero genre after a forced absence of some years. The creative geniuses at DC ... Read More

How Not To Fall Behind

IS MY GROUP...GANG...PACK...MENTALITY, MAKING ME ............? "If you want to improve, you have to be the one who generates the move. Imagine a group class - you’re the one generating the move only a small percentage of the time.” - Anders Ericsson Isn't it interesting that whether we're in a classroom, sales meeting or church service, if we're sitting with a group of our friends, we are more inclined to respond to and learn from the friends  seated next to us than we are from the ... Read More

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

IS THE STORY YOU TELL THE ONE YOU WANT TO LIVE? "And they lived happily ever after." - The Brothers Grimm Retelling the same story makes it stronger, giving it power in and over our life. Accurate, positive, or not, it ultimately becomes our truth. If the Life or Event Story we tell most often is not a story we really want, why do we continue to tell it? To continue to tell the same sad stories, they must be giving us something we have been programmed to need, whether sympathy, ... Read More

Morpheus is here. Becoming unplugged is up to you.

#thematrix "I know why you're here, Neo. I know what you've been doing...why you hardly sleep, why you live alone, and why night after night you sit by your computer. You're looking for him. I know because I was once looking for the same thing. And when he found me, he told me I wasn't really looking for him. I was looking for an answer." - Trinity, The Matrix (1999) The term "red pill," and its opposite, "blue pill", are pop culture terms that have become a common symbol for the choice ... Read More

Introducing the Events Assistant Intern!

Deep in the dry, money-sucking city the world calls “Las Vegas,” there lived, well she is still living, a girl. This dark-haired girl tries to be one of the nicest people, and finds that the greatest beauty of the world is life itself. She enjoys talking in third-person because story telling is one of the best ways to climb aboard Aladdin’s flying carpet to another almost-perfect, universe where the friendly citizens don’t have to worry about their calorie intake or how people will perceive ... Read More

Hero in You

Introducing the new social media intern, Stephanie Santana-- I never really thought about who my favorite super hero is. I have a lot in mind, but not really a specific one. I mean, all of them are just great with their own special power. That’s how I see the world and its people. Everyone’s a hero in their own way. Their super powers can change the world big time. Almost 2 years ago my family and I went here to the states. For the past 17 years of my life, I spent it in the Philippines. So ... Read More

5 Ways to Impress Your Employer as an Intern

Starting a new internship can be overwhelming to say the least.  The first day of an internship usually consists of a grand tour of the office, meeting twenty staffers whose names you do not remember, and being introduced to a thousand new tasks that you will be expected to perform.   An intern’s first step should be to take a deep breath and absorb all the information that is being thrown at you slowly.  However, keep in mind that it is never too early to make a good impression on your ... Read More

The Hero Goes to College

Photo by: Shaylor As if college wasn’t tough enough. You’re living on your own for the first time: doing your own laundry, preparing your own meals (or running up the tab at your local pizza place), and trying to balance classes, labs, work, and commitments to family and friends. Oh, and a social life. That’s important, too. On top of all of that, you’re trying to figure out who you are. Your identity. Although this may sound a little bit like Peter Parker in the movie Spider-Man 2 (2004), ... Read More

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