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The insights and inventory of Dean W. Arnold

Archive for September, 2011

Reagan was something else

I came across this book yesterday on my library shelf. Ronald Reagan wrote and published it in 1983. It remains the only book ever published by a sitting President. Crazy. I mean, it was on sale in the grocery stores. I think we sometimes forget the courage and principles Reagan brought to the table. This […]

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Ghostwriting by Dean

I have made my living off and on the past seven years as a ghostwriter. Usually, a client has a great book idea in mind, has a lot of content they can talk about, but don’t have the kind of personality to sit down and write it all out. (One of my favorite quotes is: […]

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Update on Old Money, New South

My book Old Money, New South: The Spirit of Chattanooga continues to sell well in the region. You can find it in Barnes & Noble at Hamilton Place, Winder Binder on the North Shore, and at All Books downtown. For several weeks, when the book debuted in 2006, it was Barnes & Nobles’ bestselling book […]

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Gordon’s promo video

This video I made for Gordon Wetmore, my recently deceased good friend, who wanted something to help introduce new prospects to his career in portraiture. As an added bonus, we used footage of him painting portraits of my two children. For more on Gordon, see here.  

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Here’s a photo

I took a bunch of pictures this weekend down at the waterfront. This one was my fave.    

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My project got published by McGraw-Hill

  McGraw-Hill has published one of my projects! Mike Egan is a client for my ghostwriting services. I interviewed him last year for many, many hours, transcribing his incredible insights and weaving them into an interesting read. This book was actually released today (Tuesday, Sept. 13), and you can buy Your Stronger Financial Future on Amazon.com . McGraw-Hill […]

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A Warm Blanket for Rainy Days

About five years ago, I got a call from my longtime friend Doug Daugherty who asked me to finish a writing project he’d started 25 years earlier. He actually didn’t remember it, but apparently a lady had hired him to work on the idea of helping her write a book. Doug had written a couple […]

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My Big Fat Greek 10 Years

I am celebrating ten years of becoming an Orthodox Christian (as in Eastern Orthodox, as in Greek Orthodox, as in My Big Fat Greek Wedding). I joined the church two days before 9-11. That’s how I remember the date. Back in those days, I would hang out a lot at Greyfriar’s coffee shop. (Okay, I […]

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Grandpa Howard Gets Around

Around 2003 or so I made it a point to travel to Inverness, California, just above San Francisco, where my 93 year old grandfather Howard Waite continued to live an interesting and productive life in an isolated cabin on the top of a mountain with the ocean on one side and Tomales Bay on the […]

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Saying Goodbye to a Great Man

(3rd in a series of 3 tributes to Gordon Wetmore. 1st is here) You hate to let a guy down. And when someone is good to you so often, it seems especially cruel to disrespect him. Gordon in his studio I was dancing on the edge of that possibility with Gordon as I once again hit […]

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