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  • Non-travelers often warn the traveler of dangers, and the traveler dismisses such fears, but the presumption of hospitality is just as odd as the presumption of danger. You have to find out for yourself. Take the leap. Go as far as you can. Try staying out of touch. Become a stranger in a strange land. Acquire humility. Learn the language. Listen to what people are saying. It was as a solitary traveler that I began to discover who I was and what I stood for. --Paul Theroux, Fresh Air Fiend (2000)

  • There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. --Denis Waitley

  • A child on a farm sees a plane fly by overhead and dreams of a faraway place A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse and dreams of home. --Carl Burns

  • I write for the same reason I breathe -- because if I didn't, I would die. -- Isaac Asimov

  • What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do - especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. --William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways

  • God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame. --Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • I quote others in order to better express my own self. --Montaigne

  • Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness. --Mark Twain

  • The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof shit detector. This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it. --Ernest Hemingway

  • It's the writing that teaches you. --Isaac Asminov
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Owen Lystrup


Thanks for the link, first of all.

I agree with the state of advertising. Of course, my opinion is biased, but it seems that the industry of advertising and marketing is working to align itself more with creating relationships, which is a function that public relations plays a large part in.

Overall, advertising is losing its efficiency on a large scale. Small scale in smaller towns with local advertising I think it works just as well as it did a decade ago, but largely, advertising is being ignored. There's just too many messages out there.

I wonder what AAAA wants from its public relations client.


I agree with you Kim. One thing I find interesting though is that while advertising may be taking a back seat to PR in the business world, in the blogging world Ad blogs are much more popular and prevalent.

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