A Year in the National Parks: The Greatest American Road Trip

By Stefanie Payne (Author), Jonathan Irish (Author, Photographer) Subject:  Now in Print ! Technically, The Greatest Road Trip, took place during the Centennial of the US National Parks Service in 2016.  It started on January 1st when Jonathan Irish and Stefanie Payne entered the first of 59 national parks (the Everglades) and ended on December 31st.  In between, […]

Italy, the Country where we have “The Permission to be Human.”

While America is the place for business, Italy is the place for beauty.  These authors have described the Italian way of life better than anyone.  Here are our favorite quotes about the land of Dante and Boccaccio, where one “doesn’t have to be someone, one can simply be”… “A man who has not been in […]

A Year in the National Parks: The Greatest American Road Trip

On January 1, 2016, the U.S. National Park Service began a year-long centennial celebration of service and dedication to the “jewels of America” – the national parks, monuments, wilderness, seashores and other lands entrusted to its care. On that day, two Americans embarked on the greatest road trip of all to explore and document the incredible beauty and inspiration found in America’s […]

Cities & Countries

He encounters glory, suffers poverty and loss. Friends and lovers come and go, while youth gives way to wisdom and experience. Payne speaks to us in his unique timeless tone, mixing mythology, realism and allegory to create a stage for an extraordinary drama that blends comedy, tragedy, gritty prose and magical poetry in an exploration […]

News Flash: Author Roman Payne Freed From Exile In Africa

Moroccan King, Mohammed VI, grants Payne a full pardon.  US Consulate escorts author in secrecy from Marrakech to Casablanca, then flies him safely home to his native city of Seattle Family, friends, and fans of the author Roman Payne are celebrating his safe return to America today after he has been living in Africa for […]

The Yellow Brick Road

The Yellow Brick Road: Content Strategy, Development, and Delivery How to Build Your Yellow Brick Road with Internet Magic o Recruit and train contributors and the content team:  Much of what is described above will be necessary in finding, vetting, and working smoothly with content contributors.  Acquiring contributors is a long-term goal of the YBR […]

The Art of the Label

On the Creation of Coffee, Wine, and Tea Labels for Modern Appreciation .  .  . PART ONE – THE SOUL OF THE GRAPHIC DESIGNER IN THE 21st CENTURY A word to professional graphic artists in this second decade of our 21st Century… (and likewise to you who are novices in apprenticeage to become graphic artists […]

Why Your Goal in Life should be to Write a Book

By. Roman Payne If thousands of people post and repost quotes by poets, philosophers, and sages that espouse one idea and not its opposite, we can consider that idea to be self-evident.  For example: wise men and women defend ‘the individual’ and speak out against ‘following the herd.’             “The greatest thing in the world […]

Heroic Wanderer Poster

“When no possessions keep us, when no countries contain us, and no time detains us, man becomes a heroic wanderer, and woman, a wanderess” – Roman Payne For the home or office of a free-spirited man or woman who was made to travel, made to be heroic and live an extraordinary life. Fine art print […]

Where Italian blends with Slovenian, and the people enjoy great wine while avoiding the plague…

By. Jernej Smalc Leaving Venice and heading north east for an hour or so, you will notice that the signposts along your road start indicating places in two languages, the second of which looking strangely un-Italian. Then, suddenly, the Italian moves to the second place. You have just passed the border between Italy and the […]