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Hi! Today, I’m reviewing Rest.

This is a really good book. I’m going to recommend this highly, because I think most of us really don’t understand and appreciate the value of rest. Especially now with the way we’re living, with information constantly being bombarded at us, and so many choices and so much we could do or don’t choose to do. But the emphasis on productivity over rest…

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Hi, everyone! The news has been more than a bit overwhelming at times, but here are a few articles that may be of interest. I hope.


Federal aid often fails to reach poorest Americans.

VA traverses rural West to coax vaccine skeptics.

Just waiting for cicada-Palooza!

This column was originally published on my website in January 2008. Some of the original links have disappeared since then, but I’ll include everything I can.

When we think of making our businesses “green,” we should be thinking of more than our earnings. We should be doing business in the most eco-friendly ways possible.

Green has become a very fashionable color again. The rumors of the death of environmentalism have been highly exaggerated. In fact, ecological-correctness has become a corporate goal and marketing strategy. Consumers are becoming more eco-aware — buying hybrid cars, organic foods and recycled products. Even Harry…

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Apparently, one of the things I should talk about (presumably on my vlog or during a podcast or wherever) or maybe write about online is what I do when I’m not writing.

And so while I’ve waited for the beach ball of death to stop/a YouTube video to take nearly forever to upload/my computer crash to be magically fixed/a cure for dystonia or the next task to present itself, I’ve created some badly-drawn cartoons.

Allow me to present: The Clueless Detective! 🙂




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Hi everyone. Well I am a really stupid person sometimes.

It occurred to me after talking with Kathryn Goldman in my latest interview on the Crime Cafe — she’s an intellectual property attorney — that the reason there are these things called hybrid self-publishing or whatever you want to call them companies is that so many people are self-publishing now, the whole field is attracting people who know nothing about the publishing industry. Wow. Yeah, Debbi. Gee, it just never occurred to me until right now. And so I just want to say when I’m talking…

Well, here we are again! Surprise, surprise! 🙂

Let’s get to it, shall we?


Amazon’s success in union fight is Big Tech’s latest win. (Check the URL for the only semi-odd reference to “Uber”.)

Migrants find IDs a barrier to vaccination.

Sunday Opinion

Our greatest libraries are melting away. (“Climate change” gets a nod in the URL.)

Cicadas are a godsend.

Business Section

Covid maroons maritime workers.

Why are white people so stupid?


Anti-vaxxers put us all at risk. Facebook and Twitter must act. (Uh, yeah. The online headline is different.)

Big Tech will have its day in…

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Hi everyone! Well, I guess it’s about time I reviewed this book that I keep talking about.

I’ve been kind of holding it up and saying, “Wow. Look at this book.” Yeah, it’s really good. It’s excellent. I mean, it has the kind of advice that would be good for anybody, no matter what you sell online, really, honest.

One of the things I like about it is the way it’s organized. It’s organized so it makes its points…

Hi! Today, I have another book related to the business side of writing. Great by Choice.

This book is geared toward organizations. However, there’s a lot in here that can really help you as an entrepreneur — an entrepreneurial writer, let us say. There’s one part in particular, the epilogue. I’m just going to read a little bit, because it’s so awesome. Allow me to change glasses. Right, so let’s see.

We sense a dangerous disease infecting our modern culture and eroding hope: an increasingly prevalent view that greatness owes more to circumstance, even luck than to action and…

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Debbi Mack interviews intellectual property attorney Kathryn Goldman on the Crime Cafe podcast.

Debbi (00:54): But first let me put in a good word for Blubrry podcasting.

I’ve been using Blubrry podcasting as my hosting service for my podcast…

Debbi Mack

New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including the Sam McRae Mystery series. Screenwriter, podcaster, and blogger. My website:

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