Mark Danger Powers

drummer • educator • author

4 Questions with Chris Guillebeau

4 Questions with Chris Guillebeau

When people suggest to me that I’m continually on the go, have a million things happening and seem to be everywhere at once, one person always immediately comes to mind for me: Chris Guillebeau. We’ve both spent parts of our lives as jazzbos, both have had cats named after African countries, have both crept our way into cages with live tigers and both enjoy travel being an integral part of our...

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Gather Your Troops

Gather Your Troops

I hate asking for help. I usually pride myself on autonomy and self-reliance. And, I’ve recently been reminded how extremely limiting that can be. “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” (Helen Keller) For a while now, I have been planning a project titled Amaloboozi. I will be traveling to Uganda, East Africa this fall, to record an album of music with youth...

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17 Location Independent Entrepreneurs Define “Home”

17 Location Independent Entrepreneurs Define “Home”

To some, house equals home. But an ever-growing number of determined entrepreneurs disagree, and have been using creativity, hard work and today’s technologies to break free of the chains that hold most of us in one specific place, developing flexible, “location independent” careers for themselves. In my own ongoing quest to travel more and more, two particular questions...

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Guaranteed Flight Every Three Months!

Guaranteed Flight Every Three Months!

Anyone who checks in here once in a while has probably heard me mention fellow-Oregonian, Chris Guillebeau. Author of The Art of Non-Conformity (which went straight to #8 on Amazon’s Bestsellers List after its release last September), and coordinator of the upcoming World Domination Summit (in Portland- June 2011), Chris is inspiring to me as a writer, entrepreneur and globetrotter. In his...

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The 2011 ImpossibList

The 2011 ImpossibList

I’m a bit late in posting this year’s resolutions (and I know some people disagree about whether or not they should even be written in the first place). But I, for one, operate well and efficiently when I have clearly defined goals in place. After a bit of a slump near the end of last year, I feel like I’m at an critical turning point in many areas of my life. As usual, my...

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Havana & the Universal Language of Music

Havana & the Universal Language of Music

“Hmm,” I think to myself, “there’s a live band in here; this seems like the place to stop.” I’ve only been on the island a couple of hours, but it’s time to catch some music, maybe a Cuban sandwich and that Mojito that I promised my buddy John I’d try down here. Apparently the band noticed me singing along with a few songs, and were surprised I...

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