Author: tomlibertiny

Lake Leelanau Photography by Tom Libertiny

Quiet

Fire your bombs, blast them into the hot night Death’s a brief transition, gruesome he’d say; Dissolve your fears, in the misty dawn’s light   Long years he schemed, a learned man sans delight Before living for two taught him the way Fire your bombs, blast them into the hot night Noble beginnings, his story…

Projecting | Youself

One of the interesting things about writing a book or music and then making the work available to everyone is the reader’s or listener’s feedback. One of my professor’s hated when we used the word “interesting” in a discussion because it didn’t tell him much about our viewpoint, which is what he was looking for…

Now

“Think of what you’d tell a friend you hadn’t seen in a year.”  I had the opportunity to meet Derek Sivers, the author of this quote, after he had founded CDBaby.com.  It’s been years since he sold CDBaby and its been fun to learn about him and occasionally communicate with him as he reinvents himself,…

Entrepreneur Financing | Joan Jett

Joan Jett is my hero.  Yes, there’s her music, live performances, and wonderful attitude.  But the main reason why I love her is that she’s self-made.  After an enormous amount of rejections from just about everyone in the music industry, she simply rolled up her sleeves, formed her own music label, and did it all…

Steampunk | Art Magazine

Does this sound familiar? Somehow, our magazine’s relaunch got away from me. By two years. But, with the help of friends who have been with us for years and some new friends, we’re relaunching it during 2017 August. Thank you to everyone who has offered to contribute to our magazine. It’ll take us a few…

Steel | Movie | Henry Ford Estate

Back in 2016 September I started research for Steel (working title), a movie that Betty Riggs and I have teamed up to write.  It’s a movie set in the early 1900’s during the technology revolution that lead to affordable automobiles. Henry Ford is one of the key characters in anything related to automobiles and the steel industry.  To…

Gothic Girl | Art Magazine

Somehow, our magazine’s relaunch got away from me.  By two years.  But, with the help of friends who have been with us for years and some new friends, we’re relaunching it during 2017 June. Thank you to everyone who has offered to contribute to our magazine.  It’ll take us a few months to respond to your…