INTERNET OFFERS HOLIDAY FUN FOR FAMILY, CO-WORKERSWritten by Maria Heckaman
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, or Santa Claus, holiday season is perfect time for having fun with family and co-workers.
Of course, Internet proves to be a great resource for gathering recipes, crafts, songs, and interesting tidbits about holidays.
Santa's Net and The Kids Domain are two of best holiday Internet sites, both offering information for many beliefs.
Do you know what year British Parliament officially abolished celebration of Christmas? What about date and location of first printed reference to a Christmas Tree? How do you say "Merry Christmas" in Bohemian, Yoruba, and Chinese?
Santa's Net can help you find answers to such questions, while filling you up with many more holiday facts and myths.
On its home page, visitors can countdown to Christmas and choose from many categories to browse, including carols and songs, Christmas traditions from other countries, recipes, toys, Christmas movies, bookmarks, and more.
Keeping with its world-holiday theme, site also has posted recipes such as Amaretti from Italy, Billy Can Pudding from Australia, Christmas Lebkuchen from Egypt, and Kourabiethes from Greece.
Free Agent Nation Book ReviewWritten by Mike Banks Valentine
Have you ever written a personal note to a respected and successful author? Not that I wish that fate on those precious few who top best seller lists, but I just wrote to Dan Pink.
Wonderful book! I'm doing a review and will distribute it as widely as my littleguy.com role allows. I'm curious though, why do you quote reviews from NY Times, CNN, "Global Executive Section" of The Economist and Monster.com when book is about you and I?
Maybe those reviewers saw themselves in a fantasy painted Pink? Those folks still work for big dogs of business and I doubt very much that those in board rooms of global corporations are quite as cheered by your ideas as reviewers who work for them.
I am impressed and cheered though, by your work and wish you continued success. With regrets that it profits Warner Books more than Pink, Inc.
-- Mike Banks Valentine
It's my personal belief that Free Agent Nation should be owned by Pink, Inc. I also believe that if Daniel H. Pink were to include a review by Mike Banks Valentine of WebSite101 on his web site http://www.FreeAgentNation.com , that it would do little for his credibility or his book sales.
I toot a big horn on front page of my web site too because when visitors see a quote from Entrepreneur Magazine on my home page, they may take a little longer to click away from my site.
Once I've got them though, I rely on testimonials from small ezine owners to prompt subscriptions to my newsletter, further down page. And small is what Pink thinks future holds for new workplace.
This book is about independent freelancers merrily toiling away in their underwear in a home workspace, as Pink states, in HOHO, or "His Office/Her Office". He seems to delight in creating new terms to define what is increasingly common for self-employed professionals -- independence.
Here're some Pinkisms, emphasized in chapter-end "boxes":