On the front porch swing…

We’re in business!  Stephanie and I have been chatting since we first started collaborating on Arkansas Women Bloggers to conceive the first Unplugged Conference in late 2010 about going on an adventure together.  In fact, we’ve gone on quite a few adventures together!  However, we finally decided to pursue an actual business adventure. We received several…

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A Good House

It’s 9:00 on a Saturday morning in June in a quiet little neighborhood. It’s not the trendy place to live, but it has deep heart and soul. It’s been around awhile. Very few people are stirring despite the stifling heat that is beginning to approach as the day wears on. In just ten minutes, the…

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Going on a Python Hunt…

(I’m not scared…) Magpie Marketing has been simmering for a couple of years, and there have been plenty of projects on the back burner.  A recent handful of phone calls asking for some marketing, PR, social media and general outreach helped prove it was time to move the focus on helping others front and central.…

Hello, world.

When you launch a WordPress blog or site, that’s the automatic wording that appears until you come up with your first witty and clever post to replace it.  “Hello, world.” I kind of like it, though.  It’s indicative of what’s happening at Magpie Marketing.  The site and the concept have been out there for a…

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Child of Arkansas

The lithe girl was handed a torch by her father, which seemed poignant and appropriate. It was formerly a substantial silver maple branch downed by a storm, resurrected for noble duty.  Stuffed with coco liner remnants from an aging flower basket and wrapped in twine, it was doused in fuel and lit. She reached for…