Three small business favorites for unique affordable gifts

Every year my husband and I do a lot of local shopping. We find unique gifts to please special people on our list. This year is no exception, and we’ve already bought jewelry, hot sauce, and hand sanitizer from small businesses. (Article continues after photos.)

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Tyler Childers’ angst feeds viral marketing of new album, anger in some quarters

Tyler Childers dropped a surprise new album ‘Long Violent History’, but he didn’t just slide the album onto the market. He also dropped a video aimed at explaining the album. Whatever your response, and responses have been varied, you have to hand it to Childers. This indie musician’s angst is boosting album sales and publicity in a powerful way and that is smart marketing. Continue reading “Tyler Childers’ angst feeds viral marketing of new album, anger in some quarters”

First day back and no Internet

frog on window in N Florida

Frog decided to watch TV with us. (Photo Indie Art South)

After one week away because of surgery and moving my office, I got to my desk bright and early. I had lots of work to do. As luck would have it, our Internet through Comcast is down until tomorrow.  I feel like the frog in this photo.

At Hemming Park, JFK plaque sparked awareness of how times change

I’d never noticed it somehow—the plaque dedicated to the late John F. Kennedy at Hemming Park in Jacksonville, FL. Wandering around, taking in sights and sounds around me, I stopped to snap a photo and contemplate what the plaque meant. I had no idea JFK had delivered a speech at Hemming Park on October 18, 1960. Continue reading “At Hemming Park, JFK plaque sparked awareness of how times change”

Live music and fireworks ready to help you celebrate Happy Birthday, USA in Jax

The Coronavirus may still be suppressing our normal lives, but the good news is live music still lives in Jacksonville. There are plenty of options for hearing music stream directly to the comfort of your backyard or family room, or for heading out to grab a cold one and listen in person.

Music starts on Thursday, July 2 and goes right through the weekend. Unlike other cities, Jax will also feature fireworks displays, and instead of centralizing those  displays at one location, they’ll be held in different areas around this sprawling city. Continue reading “Live music and fireworks ready to help you celebrate Happy Birthday, USA in Jax”