– News 201104 | 30 April 2011 | Saturday

Dear Friend,

I know that time is precious for everyone these days, so I’ll try to keep this update short. The approximate reading time for this message is about 5 minutes. Feel free to reduce your reading time even more by skipping over topics that don’t interest you.

Personal Update. My Personal Update for April is now available. On Sunday, May 1, at 3:30 PM, I’ll be presenting on the topic of downsizing and simple living at a sustainability conference sponsored by IRENEW. If you’re able to make it, please come.

Heart Songs. The Heart Songs selections for April 2011 are now available on iTunes. This month’s selections are a collection of songs dedicated to relief efforts in Japan in the aftermath of the Tsunami. The 38 songs from 38 musicians and bands were donated with all revenue from album sales being donated toward aid for Japan. At $9.99 (about 38 cents per song) the album remains in the top of the iTunes charts (currently position #8) and features some of the most popular musicians and songs today.

What’s New. This past month a variety of articles and content were added. I encourage you to visit the Documents Page and the What’s New Page to view the latest updates to the site. There’s been a major overhaul of the site including a new theme and a significant upgrade to the software behind the scenes that runs the site. So, it should load faster and be easier to use.

Video Production. Over the past month, I began producing some promotional videos that were recorded, edited, and uploaded all from my iPhone 4. Included are videos about Caribou CoffeeHuHot Mongolian Grill, the Devonian Fossil Gorge, the Herbert Hoover National MuseumGalena Illinois, the National Mississippi River MuseumSkillet Cafe and Fuel Nest in Mount VernonKalona Cheese House Factory and Store, the Mall of America and the Walker Art Centerin Minneapolis, and a Craftsman Air Compressor review. As I hone my skills with this, I hope to use videos to promote worthy businesses, organizations, and causes.

Thanks. I want to thank the global team of volunteers, contributors, and workers “behind the scenes” who help make all this possible. I’m very grateful to the many people who continue to uphold and advance the mission of Resources for Life. Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that Resources for Life can serve you better.


Gregory Johnson, Director
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