We're No Stinkin' Outlaws — general musings

| Danielle Vincent

Challenging times.

I often use the phrase "challenging times" when I mean "hard times." For example:Friend: How are you holding up? How's business?Me: These are challenging times. And, in times like these, -- particularly challenging times -- I reflect on the accidental accuracy of that phrase. I mean that things are hard....

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| Danielle Vincent

A Lot of New Outlaws in the Gang

Today at our staff meeting, I looked around and marveled at how much we've grown, even in this weird and unstable time. Nevada has been very hard hit by the virus -- the casinos were earliest to close, which meant 200,000 people lost their jobs at one time, and the...

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| Danielle Vincent

Remember Who You Are

I was talking with our website developer today, and was telling him a little about our company, and summarized our core mission as "to remind people who they are at their best." With scents like campfire, whiskey, a pine forest, a tack room, we want scents that fit you for who...

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| Brielle Clarke

Don't Skip your Necessary Happiness Enhancements

“There are some things that I just refuse to compromise on. I will not buy cheap, shitty cheddar cheese... I will not buy shitty coffee... and I will not -- I WILL NOT -- take a shower with terrible soap, or use bad lotion... To me, these are the things...

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| Danielle Vincent

It Isn't Business As Usual

The other day, in a small business owners' group I'm part of, someone asked what they can post without sounding insensitive or tone-deaf. I responded that we have to be human beings during this time. We are all experiencing the same concerns, hardships, and changes in our ways of life....

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| Danielle Vincent

Don't Panic: Your quick guide for surviving zero gravity living

Author's note: I am hoping this will be a series, but, given all that is happening, we'll see how it goes. Second author's note: I know that "Don't Panic" is from HHGTTG and the picture is from Firefly. I am a dork on a massive scale and this conflict was...

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| Outlaw Soaps

International Day of Happiness (Postponed due to unforeseen events?)

Not canceled. Postponed! Our original intent for today was to liberally delve into the “Happiness” angle of International Day of Happiness.  We’d pepper this page with what makes Outlaws happy, and since this year’s theme is about what brings us together, focus on what us Outlaws have in common. What...

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| Danielle Vincent

Shit, meet fan.

This morning, we received an email from one of our suppliers informing us that they're shutting down until April 1 at the earliest. Thankfully, it's not a major supplier and we do have a backup plan, but this prompted me to write our actual major supplier to place a just-in-case...

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| Jennalee Rhodes

Deer Sheds and Other Things

At the end of March last year, I moved back to the US (from England) and began a months-long adventure/road-trip/cross-country move to join my fellow Outlaws in Grass Valley, CA. Along the way, I had many adventures, a fair number of which were Western/Pioneer/Adventure-based, and I wanted to take this...

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| Danielle Vincent

I'm feeling particularly grateful for being alive today. How about you?

I think we can all agree it's weird times. Most of us are hanging out inside, or going for solo hikes (being sure not to touch anything, and if we do, wiping clorox on our fingers)... It seems like there's a lot of widespread fear (I've heard it said that...

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| Sue Caplan

Oh Happy Day: The International Day of Happiness

Here’s a little-known tidbit: March 20th is The International Day of Happiness.  Coincidentally it is also Frog day, Bock Beer Day, and Extraterrestrial Abductions Day. Now, I know this readership is expecting to hear the story of how Outlaw Lust in the Dust Body Wash made its way up and...

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| Danielle Vincent

Helpful Thoughts: Is it a systemic problem or is this a one-off thing?

I read a lot of business books. The one I'm currently reading, The Effective Executive, by Peter Drucker, is so insightful that I wanted to share some reflections on the methods. I hope you find these reflections helpful. The Elements of the Decision Process The clear realization that the problem...

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