Saturday, April 27, 2013

I keep intending to post here each day. Maybe this is the day. I just posted this on my Facebook wall:

"My greatest influence has been the blues. And that's a literary influence, because I think the blues is the best literature that we as black Americans have... Blues is the bedrock of everything I do. All the characters in my plays, their ideas and their attitudes, the stance that they adopt in the world, are all ideas and attitudes that are expressed in the blues. If all this were to disappear off the face of the earth and some people two million unique years from now would dig out this civilization and come across some blues records, working as anthropologists, they would be able to piece together who these people were, what they thought about, what their ideas and attitudes toward pleasure and pain were, all of that. All the components of culture."

August Wilson, born on this date in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1945). He wrote the plays Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1982), set in the 1920s; Fences (1983), set in the 1950s and 1960s; and Joe Turner's Come and Gone (1984), set in 1911, African-American experiences throughout the 20th century, decade by decade. 

His final play in the 10-part Pittsburgh Cycle, Radio Golf, which is set in the 1990s, was produced in 2005, Wilson died of liver cancer six months after it opened. The Denver City Theater Company has presented them all, and has started through the cycle again, Fences last fall.

I was at the opening of the Denver Center's production of Radio Golf, March, 2009 There was a very interesting talk back with the director Israel Hicks. Last falls production of Fences was outstanding, the American dream teetering on the edge.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Startup help this week:

Call me any morning, Monday thru Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and let's talk about your business and how I can help you find your next great client. Call (303)861-1447

Listen to The Startup Show, 4 to 5 p.m. Monday. Call in with your questions.

Free Online IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop, more info and RSVP at 

Denver IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop, Friday, Tony's Market, 950 Broadway, free parking, Free. For more information and RSVP see link on 

Post a video introduction of yourself and your business on the Small Business Chamber Facebook Page, use your smart phone to make a video of your elevator talk, then post it on 

Want to start a peer advisory group? Google "How to Start a Franklin Circle," if you want help, contact John Wren (303)861-1447 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday thru Friday or by appointment.

Read Just Start, "Best book on startup ever written." John Wren