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About LornaGovier

Lorna Govier lives in Tucson, AZ.

My Garden This Year part 3: Veggies

For the first time ever,¬†this summer we attempted to grow vegetables in the corner garden around the pergola. It was a blast this year! I guess I’ve been prejudiced against growing veggies all of this time. Though I do like … Continue reading

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My Garden This Year Part 2: Cactus Garden of Death and Literacy Reborn

On the right-hand side of our back yard is the raised bed quarter circle cactus garden. It is a garden that has seen much death. Jeremy and I have replanted about ten different kinds of cactuses in it and the … Continue reading

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Authenticity is Hard

After my CD release party in May, I have not been out to perform. So, what gives? Here is the scoop. Since May, I’ve worked on a number of pieces to add to the set I’ve been playing out for … Continue reading

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My Garden This Year Part 1

Though I am still a rather ignorant gardener, I have quite a personal relationship with every growing thing in my yard. My mother has chided me from time to time not to take a death of a plant so personally … Continue reading

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

I’ve often wondered at people who have a green thumb. There is a certain calm patience, resilience and certainty about every person who I’ve known to be a good gardener. I think the gardening either is a good teacher or … Continue reading

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From Startup To Bliss

It has been about 7 months since I published my last post about the birth, life and death of my experience with iTipArtists in my blog¬†15 Lessons Learned from The Startup. I created that blog to have a healthy way … Continue reading

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Lesson #15: I plan to bring it home.

Back in April, one of the pivotal moments that made me decide to leave the startup was a simple thought I had during one of my long commutes from dropping off my son at preschool to a meeting at the … Continue reading

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Lesson #14: Change the world!

To be honest, before participating at Startup Weekend, the only reason I believed anyone started a business was to either make a good living or to gain recognition or celebrity. But there is another reason to start a business: to … Continue reading

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Lesson #13: The myth of the shark tank: The amazing business community of Tucson.

As I mentioned in Lesson #1, before I started iTipArtists, I had this terribly misinformed idea of what business people are generally like. Basically, I got the impression they were all like Michael Douglass from Wall Street, or Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Lesson #12: How do I like to work with people?

How do you like to work with people? I’d never considered it before starting iTipArtists. To be honest, I’ve thought as work as something I do on my own, report to a boss and get paid. I like to get … Continue reading

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