Out of the blue at the end of this past August, I received an email from my Web host: “The migration of your site to our new server is now complete!”

Well, my site on that new server moved as slow as the last day of work before the first day of vacation. Many of you let me know that it was taking forever to load; some you could not get in at all. Subsequent online chats (I hate them) revealed that I was now sharing a server with five gazillion other sites.

I’m happy to say that I have moved to a new Web host and things are running as they should: smooth and fast. The site is in some disarray, similar to your house after the movers just left: photos aren’t where they’re supposed to be, and goodness knows where some of the links will take you.

But we’ll get that worked out. For now, I’m glad you’re here and I’m here, and I apologize for the slowness of the old site. Thanks  to 1&1 for breathing new life into this space. And very special thanks to dear Web designer friend Pat of MojoWeb Productions here in Milwaukee, who wrangled the old site and brought it back into the light. Looking forward to dinner with you, man.


In the process of moving, some of your subscriptions were lost. We were able to rescue most of them, but it’s possible that we missed a few. Conversely, you may have been re-subscribed when you didn’t want to be; if so, my apologies again; please feel free to remove yourself; no offense taken.   

Found out about Evernote, a free app that “allows you to save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see,” from a colleague a few weeks ago (quote from Evernote site). Anyone who has come up with a great line of dialogue or an idea for a client thinking “Oh, I’ll remember it later” knows the pain of having lost them when later comes. I installed the app on my iPhone last week, and today installed the application on my MacBook Pro. Whatever notes I make, whatever scenes I write, whatever sound or images I record on my iPhone now automatically/simultaneously sync to and show up on my laptop. Had been using Notes on iPhone and emailing them to myself for use and safekeeping, but this is slick. Will need to spend more time with it to become a diehard fan, but so far things are looking good. To check out Evernote, visit the App Store or the company Web site and look for the little green elephant. Have fun with this one.