16, 2010: This 1990 photo of Zoe and me was taken in my studio. Two
of my kinetic resin sculptures and the red, three tiered table
and built are beside us. The table still looks fine, and
I still have the Dieffenbachia plant that's on the window sill. The
plant has gone through many cuttings and rejuvenations. I
now have two large plants and two smaller ones, all from the original.
The Manx can only be a success with your help. I
designed the Manx over fifteen years ago. Like other promising
projects, it got put on the back burner due to my work with tigers
and the memorial
project honoring our fallen in Afghanistan and Iraq,
which began six and a half years ago.
About one year ago I decided to resurrect the Manx event. I
redesigned the puzzle and gave the presentation medium a facelift. Several
large scale Manx events would generate the funds needed for memorial
construction. But none of
this will happen without interested individuals who are willing
to lend us a hand.
entered the social media networking world and began the promotion. You
know how long it can take to build a large following. On
the other hand, you know how quickly the word can spread if enough
people begin talking about a subject. Social networking
offers an incredible potential to reach the masses in a short
time span. That's what we need to happen.
I would like you to get involved and give some serious thought
about how you can help us promote the Manx. I have
Zoe and me promoting the Manx on YouTube. Here
are some ideas you might consider.
- Use your personal networking skills to promote Manx competitions
to your friends and followers. Zoe's
YouTube address is www.youtube.com/zoethemanx and
our Twitter address is twitter.com/MTCevent. You
may want to include this page's address as well: www.MasterTheChallenge.org/your_help.html. Use
our 'Share' button to post.
- Link to us on your site. Use our link
- If you write a blog, please consider doing a short article
on this event and the memorial. If you don't write a
blog but know some bloggers, maybe you could ask them if they
would be interested in doing an article.
- Call your local newspaper and ask for the reporter who does
personal interest stories. Tell the
reporter about the Manx event and Zoe's YouTube installments. They
can reach us at this address: zoe@MasterTheChallenge.org.
- If you know any celebrities, please ask them if they would
help spread the word. We have tried to reach quite a
few but could never get past their handlers. We're still
- If you participate in talk radio, maybe you can bring up
the Manx and pass along the site URL. We would
welcome any interviews as well.
- Local television stations sometimes produce a news segment
on a unique event or project. Call your local TV stations
and see if they would consider doing a story.
- For those of you who use Craig's List, you could post an
announcement about the Manx in the Community section under
activities, groups, or events.
- If you would like to become a sponsor of a Manx event through
the donation of merchandise or services please contact us.
That's just a few thoughts I have. If you have some ideas,
please get in touch and share them with me. I really appreciate