I’ve started reaching out to some of the first interviewees on Another Passion, to see where they are now and whether pursuing the passion is still what they are doing. It turns out, that the answer to that one is a resounding yes. Not that I was expecting any different, but it’s still pretty awesome to hear that things are progressing and evolving – as the following three quotes all show.
The original interviews are linked below each quote, and all are featured in the 78-page magazine edition of Another Passion which has all the interviews published on the site in its first six months of operation. Which reminds me to throw out a big thank you to all those who’ve purchased a copy to show your support for Another Passion.
Without further ado, here are the first three interview follow-ups.
Tiffani Jones Brown, web writer
Really there’s not a TON that’s different since we last spoke, but… Matt and I are in the process of rebranding Things That Are Brown (will be finished by year’s end), which we’re really excited about. We’ll also have launched a handful of projects for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance by year’s end too. Also, we’re headed to China for a 3-week sabbatical and creative inspiration time. One of the job perks.
Paul Michel, author
I finished a review draft of a new novel this summer, “The GEM of Egypt.” It’s out looking for an agent (or publisher) now. I have been working on a new novel, as well as some personal essays, some of which I’ll be trying out on my blog, “Ruminations“. I’ll be presenting at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association trade show, playing and singing old time tunes with my brother Bob at “The Way Back” gathering in Fortescue, NJ, playing mandolin with my bluegrass band Ryegrass at a few upcoming local venues and fiddling with the Shilshole Bay Ceilidh Band in Portland — all in October.
Paul Zitarelli, wine merchant
We have some potentially interesting projects in the works, but nothing I can share yet. The biggest change since I last saw you is that we have really begun using the space for events. The best event so far was a New Guard Dinner. It has been a great summer for us, and I’m starting to really believe that this will be a lasting business. Which is a relief! I just looked back at the interview, and at the end I said: “As our reputation continues to grow, I hope to be able to offer wines from wineries like Cayuse, Quilceda Creek, Leonetti, and Betz.” Well, we already nailed Leonetti, and it’s looking very good for Betz, so it’s nice to look back, see some goals, and realize that we’re achieving them.
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