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Philip Bailey & Phil Collins: Making a Video Behind the Scenes

Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind and Fire and Phil Collins of Genisis show the challenges in their “Easy Lover”  “video within a video, within a video,” while creating their 1980s production. But as they practice singing and their choreography, then search for clothing, some may initially wonder how the men created this crossover hit, which […]

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When Stevie Wonder Surprised a Fan

In 2004, Jake Simpson was the Star Search champion. He won in part by performing several songs by his idol,  Stevie Wonder. Who would be your surprise celebrity? Why? Refer to Jake Simpson’s list of reasons stated in the video. Hits: 16

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Niche Creativity: Books & Blog Update

A Final Update 1.   Racial Profiling  & Social Justice in the Marketplace has been approved and is now active to buy from your favorite independent bookseller in ePub or print. 2.    Finding Your Niche 2022, in a PDF format with a new useful brochure, will be available on this blog and the Teachers Pay Teachers […]

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Ethnic Studies Freebie

A ten-page sample of Racial Profiling & Social Justice in the Marketplace is now available for free downloads on Teachers Pay Teachers. Or, you can simply download the freebie by clicking on this link: Hits: 76

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Remote meetings: Please Stop Using These Phrases!

Not since a lawyer had to explain to a judge during a remote courtroom session, “I am not a cat,” during rampant remote tech glitches in 2020, have I come across another funny tech piece. But here’s an article from Harvard Business Review by Rae Ringle that underscores the importance of thinking before speaking and […]

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Santa Claus Humor

A comic illustration of the importance of money management and self-employment. Source: Pinterest Hits: 86

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How to Write About Awful Food Service

The cover below is the forthcoming multi-purpose 96-page, 6×9 guide referenced in the previous post for angry patrons and aspiring food service writers. The book’s content will include instructions on using the notebook, an appendix of interesting resources and articles, and pages with a checklist of 30 questions that will help the reader focus on […]

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Disney’s Jungle Cruise: Business Contract Gag

In Disney’s Jungle Cruise movie, when Dr. Lily Houghton, played by Emily Blunt, hires riverboat skipper Frank Wolff,  played by Dwayne the Rock Johnson, to guide her and her brother down the Amazon river, Houghton finds an odd clause in the skippers’ contract: ”Why are you charging us less if we survive but more if […]

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Mystery and Comedy Writing

Combining mystery writing with comedy writing is an unusual niche, but award-winning writer, Steve Shrott, pulls it off. Shrott also produces a series of Thanksgiving holiday anthologies. The sixth edition is pictured below.   Source   Hits: 140

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Thanksgiving Turkey Humor

A clever turkey plots Thanksgiving dinner as the holiday approaches. Source: Hits: 107

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