My Top 11 List for 2015

Top 11 List for 2015 – Enjoy!

11.11.15 by Zen Achilles

Happy 2016! Here’s another edition of my monthly e-letter and my Top 11 List for 2015. A place I share with you what’s going on with me – my latest thinking and a call to action. If you’re more interested in my email marketing for small businesses work – please let me know and I’ll move you to my biz list. 

Here is my top 11 things that come to mind list for 2015. They make my life better and you might find some value here, too. Enjoy!
Wileyware 2015
New Wileyware Designs
BeetBoost
Fern Kitchen
Rooseveltpdx
RooseveltsPDX

1. Top Glassware – Wileyware – I put that at the top as it’s the item I use the most in my life – drinking glasses. I know that might sound strange – but drinking from these glasses makes me happy.

2. Top juice/sports drink of beets and tart cherries – BeetBoost – I’ve watched my friend, Rick Perry, turn an idea into a very tasty/health drink. Thanks, Rick.

3. Top new restaurant in my neighborhood – Fern Kitchen (clients/friends). Paleo, kombucha, breakfast, great hours, Yoga Union next door, friendly staff – thank you, universe.

4. Top awesome store in Portland – RooseveltsPDX (client/friend). This one has become more of an obsession 🙂 From the moment I walked into Gregg Harris’s store, I was hooked. I go for the oxygen, the learning, Gregg’s philosophy on life and work/retirement/live-work space thinking. 44th and Hawthorne. Go.

5. Top dessert place in SE Portlandia + my home away from home: Marino’s Adriatic Cafe. Live music, late night European atmosphere. A great place to strike up a conversation with a stranger. Good on multiple levels. 41st and Division.

6. Top change in Oregon – Legalizing Marijuana. Beyond the “fun” factor, I’m seeing my community use cannabis for healing mental and physical ailments. Visit my friend, Steve Bennett’s store, Farma to learn about marijuana’s medical properties.

7. Top Podcast. I found my way to Tim Ferris’s Podcasts + The 4 Hour Work Week: highly recommended read).

8. Top new app – SuperBetter. Through Tim Ferris’s interview with Jane McGonigal I was led to her thoughts on healing through online games. Jane’s TedTalk was my favorite of last year.

9. Top Portland performance of 2015: Beatles White Album Christmas with the Wanderlust Circus at the Alberta Rose Theatre (client/friend)(I saw it twice). The Alberta Rose continues to be my favorite place to see music in Portland. The hall is intimate, the sound is great and there’s a magic to the place. Kudos to Joe Cawley for making things run so smoothly there for the past 5 years.

10. Top radio station in the world: KMHD Jazz Radio (addict) 89.1 in PDX – KMHD.fm – streaming around the world.  (top 2nd and 3rd KBOO 90.7 and Allclassical.org 89.9

11. You! I couldn’t have as rich a life I do without your presence in it. Thanks for reading, playing and sharing time with me on this planet. We only get so much time here and my hope is that you and I make the most of it.

Have a great month and I’ll be back with you in February.

With love,

Albert

me and my bro and sis
Albert, Sister Liz, and Brother Dan in Sumneytown, Pennsylvania along the banks of the Unami River – Thanksgiving 2015

Past Newsletters – The Eleven

Thank goodness for the way back machine! If you're curious what I was thinking in the past, here's a pretty good collection of my newsletters. Thanks, readers!

March 2012 - 3.11.12 March 2012
February 2012 - 2.11.12 Val Day 2012
January 2012 - 1.11.12 Happy New Year!
December 2011 - 12.11.11 Year in Review
November 2011 - 11.11.11
October 2011 - My friend Amira and approaching 11.11.11
September 2011 - Back from the Burn, 2011 - 9/11/2011 
August 2011 - Do something big, NOW!- 8/11/2011 
July 2011 - Do something big, NOW! - 7/11/2011 
June 2011 - Birthday re-cap, revolutionary articles - 6/11/2011 
April 2011 - 4/27/2011 - Life through the facebook fan page
3/11/2011 - 3/11/2011 - March Forth, March 2011's 11!
2/11/2011 - 2/11/2011 - Valentine's 11!
1/11/2011 - 1/11/2011 - Prospero Ano Nuevo!
12/11/2010 - 12/11/2010 - End of 2010 - Happy Hannukah!
11/11/2010 - 11/11/2010 - Kaufman's 50th
Oct 2010 - Oct 2010 - Register to Vote, Voting Party, Election 2010
Sept 2010 - Sept 2010 - back from the Burn
August 2010 - August 2010 - Variety Pack and Beloved write-up
July 2010 - July 2010
June 2010 - June 2010
May 2010 - May 2010 Birthday Email
April 2010 - April 2010: DC Visit Re-cap
March 2010 - March 2010 - Tulips and Dafodils edition
February 2010 - February 2010 - Smoothie Recipe
December 2009 December 2009
November 2009 - November 2009
October 2009 - October 2009
August 2009 - August 2009
Summer 2009 e-letter - Summer from Albertideation
Happy Earth Day e-letter for April 09 - Happy Earth Day 09
The Eleven for March 09, - The Eleven
The Eleven for January 09, - The Eleven
The Eleven for December 08, - The Eleven
The Eleven for November 08, - The Eleven

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Summer Time Festival Time!

Ah, it’s been a great Summer. Besides teaching my social media and email marketing and event marketing classes, I’ve taken some time to visit the Oregon Country Fair and the NorthWest String Summit.  What a fine way to spend a Summer – music festivals.

Oregon Country Fair this year was marvelous – it’s a great mixture of friends, new friends, and lots of costumes, and great food and music. I was part of booth L48 – Wileyware!  And, walking around the pathways at night, so so sweet. Then, there’s the Ritz, a huge shower and sauna complex – I like to visit that daily. I had a great time at Fair this year and even got to march in a black & white parade. Fun city!

The following weekend I attended the Northwest String Summit @ Horning’s Hideout. A venue very close to home – spent the weekend playing guitar with my friend, Steve Bennett, and then hearing folks like Danny Barnes, Darryl Anger, Todd Law and the Yonder Mountain String Band and Leftover Salmon – all so good. It was a very sweet time and I definitely will be going back again next year.

Next up I have a little camping coming and then the Beloved Festival – one of my favorite all-time festivals – full of music, great food and lots of deep connections with old friends.  Then, there’s Burning Man.  And taking care of the garden. And the world.  Life is good!

I just learned yesterday that my friend Brenda, who’s tried out Farm My Yard (her lawn has been removed and now has been planted) – will sell her yard’s produce to a local convenience store – talk about making a papa proud!  Farm My Yard – I shall make signs one of these days and get that puppy going, I promise.

I hope you’re having a great Summer. Here are some sweet photos that a friend took at the String Summit (also known as the Strummit). Take care! Albert

AK 2 @ NWSS Carlton AK NWSS Jumpsuit
I’ve been wearing the same outfit every night on the playa for 12 years. Now, I’m wearing it at all festivals – love it!

 

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Updated 6.5.17

I've been taking an idea I had to be supporting people on various social media platforms - and RUNNING with it. Let me know what you think 🙂 Like those pages you're drawn to 🙂  And, if you'd like to provide social media support, please get in touch. I'd love help admining these pages! (6.13.14 - Instagram, particularly needs some help!)

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I keep adding fan pages all the time. The most popular one is Instagram.  They seem to have the most people who search for help on Facebook.

All of these pages are available for anyone who would like to help people with their issues. If any one of them interests you contact me @ albert@albertideation.com