My Print Books

Running A One-Person Business, with Salli Rasberry, Second Revised Edition. Foreword by Tom Peters. (Ten Speed Press, 1994).

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Mindfulness and Meaningful Work: Explorations in Right Livelihood, Foreword by Ernest Callenbach. (Parallax Press, 1994).

In the Company of Others: Making Community in the  Modern World, Foreword by Eric Utne. (Tarcher/Putnam, 1993).

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“You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.”

Annie Proulx

My E-Books

Running A Good Business: Business as Right Livelihood in the Age of the Internet, an e-book series.

18 volumes planned, 8 volumes currently available:

  • Book 1: Why Good? Why Now?
  • Book 2: Becoming a Learning Organization
  • Book 3: Becoming Values-Focused
  • Book 4: Start-Up and Legal Matters
  • Book 4 Supplement: Self-Assessment for Tradeskill.
  • Book 5: Setting Up Shop
  • Book 6: Designing Your Space
  • Book 7: Choosing Technology-High Tech or Low?
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Additional ebooks coming in the series:

  • Book 8: Managing Information
  • Book 9: Managing Time
  • Book 10: Managing Money
  • Book 11: Effective Financial Strategies
  • Book 12: Alternative Ways to Finance Your Business
  • Book 13: Marketing, PR, Self Promotion
  • Book 14: Managing Your Relationships
  • Book 15: Personal Support Strategies
  • Book 16: Managing Growth (When to Stay Small)
  • Book 17: Productizing Your Services
  • Book 18: The Internet as the Great Equalizer

“I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged.”

Erica Jong

My Other E-Books from Smashwords

Bargain Hunter’s Guide to Building Your Course Website Leaving this website., with Gail Terry Grimes (FutureU Press, 2000-2011).

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Herding Cats Through The Gates to Cyberspace Leaving this website.: The Process of Introducing Virtual Collaboration and Learning Technology as a Tool for large Group Interventions, with Gail Terry Grimes (FutureU Press, 2005).

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Additional E-Book Titles

Make the Most of Learning Online, with Gail Terry Grimes (FutureU Press, 1998-2004).

Make the Most of Teaching Online, with Gail Terry Grimes (FutureU Press, 1997-2011).

Online Library Acess, with Chris Mays, MLS; and Gail Terry Grimes (FutureU Press, 1998-2001).


Selected Articles and Reports

  • Overcoming the Social and Technical Challenges to Virtual Scientific Collaboration: The Birth of the NASA Astrobiology Institute as a Community of Practice,” with Gail Terry Grimes. Buletinul Stiintific al Universitatii “Politehnica” din Timisoara, ROMANIA Seria AUTOMATICA si CALCULATOARE PERIODICA POLITECHNICA, Transactions on AUTOMATIC CONTROL and COMPUTER SCIENCE Vol.49 (63), 2004, ISSN 1224-600X.


  • “Identifying the Social and Technical Requirements for NAI as a Successful Virtual Organization,” with Lisa Faithorn. Astrobiology, Vol 2, No. 4, Winter 2004, p. 643.


  • “Revisiting the Briarpatch,” Real Goods Trading Catalog, Fall, 1994.


  • “Doing Well By Doing Good,” in Whitmyer, Claude F. (ed.) Mindfulness
    and Meaningful Work: Explorations in Right Livelihood, (
    Parallax Press,


  • “Using Mindfulness to Find Meaningful Work,” in Whitmyer, Claude F. (ed.) Mindfulness and Meaningful Work: Explorations in Right Livelihood,
    (Parallax Press, 1994).


  • “Waking Up to the Company of Others,” in Whitmyer, Claude F. (ed.)
    In the Company of Others: Making Community in the Modern World,  (Tarcher/Putnam, 1993).


  • “Community: Lost, Saved, Liberated,” in Whitmyer, Claude F. (ed.) In
    the Company of Others: Making Community in the Modern World.

    (Tarcher/Putnam, 1993).


  • “Fun and the One-Person Business,” Open Exchange, October / November / December 1990.


  • “Building Support for Right Livelihood,” Common Ground, Summer 1990.


  • “Working With Independent Contractors Can Be a Good Idea,” Skonie Corporation Newsletter, September 1989.


  • “Getting the Tools to Make the Office Hum,” Working Woman, January 1989.


  • “Measuring Productivity,” Macintosh Business Review, September 1988 (cover/feature story).


  • Comparative Features Analysis of Leading Virtual Collaboration Software: The Report, with Gail Terry Grimes (FutureU Press, 2004-2005.).


  • Choosing Course Management Software: A Decision Maker’s E-Tool, with Gail terry Grimes, (FutureU Press, 1999-2003).


  • Choosing Course Management Software: The Report (FutureU Press, 2000).


  • Planning and Managing Online Library Access: The Report, with Chris Mays, MLS and Gail Terry Grimes (FutureU Press, 1998-1999).

Selected Reviews

Selected Columns

“Focus on Software,” The Office, April 1987 to November 1993 (monthly column). 

  • “Computer Security.”
  • “ Who Owns Your Software?”
  • “Never Lose Work In Progress Again.”
  • “New Macintoshes Capturing Public’s Fancy.”
  • “How to Upgrade Your Hardware with Software.”
  • “Custom or Off-the-Shelf Package Choices.”
  • “You Don’t Have to Pay a Fortune for Good Software.”