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VO4TA: Pause


Good Morning, my Gentle Readers.  


There are big plans afoot for 2018: a complete rebuild of the VO4TA site with a video documentary, new interviews and the transfer of the VO4TA Blog to a new distribution service (Mailchimp, Constant Contact or something of that ilk). So, don’t be surprised if a strange email or two appears in your box; all these things have a shakeout period.  


VO4TA: New Year


When people get it right, you just get out of their way.


VO4TA: Wry


Wry. Merriam Webster - cleverly and often ironically or grimly humorous


Simplest examples I can find? Ecards.  


VO4TA: Maxim


Old political Maxim: “If you’re explaining, you’re losing.”  - Author Unknown


VO4TA: The Mixmas


There are only two things I cannot do without during the holiday season.

VO4TA: Anything You Want


Quote: “We’ve all heard about the importance of persistence. But I had misunderstood. Success comes from persistently improving and inventing, not from persistently doing what’s not working.


VO4TA: The Christmas Giving Thing


You can tell you are getting to a certain age where you can just go: “So, Christmas… it’s coming. Gimme a hint, okay?” and your sister’s kids comply with lists. It really takes out all of the stress. 

VO4TA: Motion


Newton’s First Law: An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

HPK’s Corollary is Rule No. 34:  Motion behind the mic is valuable, important and preferred - but it must never interfere with the recording.


VO4TA: Chuffed


Gentle Reader, I am just pleased as punch! My dimples are so deep from smiling you could hide nickels in them!


It seems Mister Peter Coyote himself (or his internet proxy, let’s be real here) has decided to publish my VO4TA column discussing his collaboration with Ken Burns on The Vietnam War on his personal website!

VO4TA: Urgent vs Important


H/T to the singular Seth Godin.  

In the world of training, building skills and auditioning Gentle Reader, I think we should talk about this.