Featured Books

Monkey with a loaded typewriter; Mostly true essays
By Gerard McLean
This collection of essays stems from posts Rufus crafted as he explored what it meant to be doggedly human in a digital world–was there room for either man or beast in this fast-paced mlange of dynamic engagement? We’ll let you be the judge. The only certainty in this material is that there was one entity channeling another: whether the vessel was Gerard McLean or Rufus, will we ever know? Furthermore, does it really matter?

The short essays make for a great “carry-everywhere” book where you only have a short time to read and need to complete that story in a single read… like the bathroom, jury duty, waiting on a friend, waiting for a flight or riding the subway. Reading the print version also tells people “I am smart, I read books, I’m not self-absorbed.”

But you can also buy a copy for your kindle.

Stranded on the Road to Promise: A Remembrance
By Saxon Henry
This is the story of a young woman finding her footing as a writer while simultaneously navigating the South Dakota and Alaskan reservations, two states in which she finds herself and others “Stranded on the Road to Promise.”

Dear Hillary: 100 Letters about health care to Hillary Clinton
By Gerard McLean
On July 28, 2016, Hillary Clinton stood on a stage in Philadelphia to accept the nomination as the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States of America. In her acceptance speech, she said that she would work for Universal Care.

MSNBC reported then that there were 100 days between the nomination and the election.

These 100 letters are a reminder of what that promise meant.

Anywhere But Here
By Saxon Henry
To publish a book of poems has been a dream softly burning within Saxon Henry for several decades, one that Anywhere But Here realizes. Many of these poems took root during studies under Tom Absher at Vermont College and the late William Packard at NYU, both of whom served as examples of lives lived in authentic inward exploration. This book is a result of their encouragement toward that way of living, which offers both difficulty and solace in equal measure.

The Game Through Glass: Playing your youth sports tournament on social media
By Gerard McLean
The comprehensive social media guide for sports tournaments will get you up and running from simple score updating on Twitter to a full-blown live-casting and integrated advertising campaign.

A website today is not the sum total of everything your tournament event is online. This is a very different way of looking at websites from even a few years ago.

Your website needs to give the who, what, where, when and why and be the authoritative voice for the event. For a youth sports tournament your website needs to be more operational and less an engagement destination.
The engagement needs to live on the outposts, with the website simply validating the authenticity of the content. The outposts — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat — are where your guest teams live now, wanting your event to meld into the rest of their lives, not the other way around.

Updated for the 2017 tournament season.