Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Wal-Mart Due Diligence

May 3, 2011

Working on several fronts today. A special subscription offer went out to the members of our Ning community here this morning, offering a True West magazine subscription for $11 for 11 issues. Great deal. Let me know if you didn't get the offer and I'll make it good.

Talked to Bob Alexander this morning. He pitched me on donating dollars and magazines to the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco, Texas for a fund raiser they are having on May 21, I believe it it is. Bob and his wife Jan are long time contributors to this magazine and long time promoters of all things Wild West. Bob will be the MC at the event, so, if you go, be sure to mention to him that I bribed him to talk about True West magazine "all the damn time he's on stage."

Speaking of the magazine, dropped in to a Wal-Mart in Santa Clarita, California last Sunday to pick up a toe nail clipper and there was True West in the magazine division. We were on the top row, in the back, but in front of Western Horseman magazine, which I didn't think was right, so I grabbed the five issues and put them in front of Cowboys & Indians.

Not really. I put the magazines in front of some body builder magazine at eye level, which, by the way, you should do every chance you get.

Thank you very much. It's a war out there and we are up against magazine companies with multiple titles and store clout, so we need every advantage we can get.

Artistic Due Diligence
Speaking of going the extra mile, after my heart attack I got real serious about my six sketches a day regimen. Here's proof, from July 8, 2008: six sketches of winter skiesd.

"It takes a long time to understand nothing."
—Edward Dahlberg

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