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Image Optimization and Editing

Image Optimization and Editing

If you’re just snapping a photo of your lunch or child’s latest adorable moment, for social media, this writing is not for you. But if you’re needing images for commercial web use or printing, read on. What’s the difference between optimizing and editing photos?...

Would you like to impress your customers? Go To The Mailbox!

There are things there's no substitute for, and impactful communication is one thing. Sure, digital correspondence is expedient and even necessary, however, sometimes good old-fashioned handwritten mail works best. I remember years back,  I would get handwritten cards...

What Color Is Your World?

We all see the world both in black and white and in color. The black and white are those things we're unwavering about in our beliefs and opinions, whether it be religion, politics, parenting, and the sort. We see color in many things that don't make any meaningful...

Direct Mail is More Relevant than Ever

Last week I spent time with a USPS executive, and we talked about the increase in direct mail and their Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) program. It was impressive to hear about the success so many companies are experiencing with direct mail. So impressed, it caused me...

A Simple Truth For Growing Your Small Business

A Simple Truth For Growing Your Small Business

Many people go into business because they feel their idea will earn them an income. Truth is, too many folks don’t give consideration to the most important aspects of growing a business. Even the best of ideas don’t stand a chance if you’re not willing to send out...

To Respond or Not Respond. That Should Not Be A Question.

Because of the internet, the perceived anonymity by users, and some people's fragile disposition, the age of the keyboard warrior is here to stay. Therefore, it’s of paramount importance for any business to remain aware of their online persona, by monitoring public...

Let’s Be Bereans

Acts 17:11 Now, these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.   To my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, the one and only begotten Son of...

When The Clock Stops

Ticktock, ticktock, until the spring has sprung in the works of a clock. As for such a piece, time has now ceased, but there are others that continue to talk. Ticktock, ticktock. The hands have ceased to move, they no longer know the passage of time. They are...

The Season of Man

The life of man is in a constant state of decline, spiraling towards the bodies extinction. The spirit of a man caught between the knowledge of eternity and the fear of no longer walking the earth. Only those conscious of God and His plan understand the spirits desire...

Peace Without Justice

This morning, on the news, I heard a man say "peace and justice go hand in hand. Without justice, there can be no peace”. As a Christian, I know that view is not according to God’s wisdom, but of the world. As disciples of Jesus, Christians are taught to be at peace...

The Son, and the Sun

It does the spirit, mind, and body good to stand and watch the sunrise over the horizon. With each passing second, the light reveals a new detail of the landscape. In the fleeting moments of sunrise, the colors paint the sky, the hills, and the prairie grasses. The...

The Well of Refuge

Thirsting, even to the point of death, for my well has run dry. There is a well, but the journey is far, down a rocky path where enemies hide in the cliffs waiting to kill. To live, the only option is to risk destroying my flesh to gather the life-giving water, so I...

The Dead End Journey

For, some people where the road ends marks the spot to turn around and go back. Not me, all my life the dead end road was where the journey began. The point where the worn path narrowed, meeting what appeared to be an impassable gauntlet, that was, and is still, where...

Plant Yourself in a Thriving Garden

Plant Yourself in a Thriving Garden  Personal growth is not unlike the life of a vine. The vine sprouts, because of the God-given elements of nutrient-rich soil, water, and sunlight. When any of these elements are missing, it would cause the vine to perish. Sometimes,...

See Beyond the Original Capture

Just as a potter molds a lump of clay into a finished piece born from their vision, so does a photographer with a capture. Pictures are made by pointing a lens at a subject and pressing the shutter button, art photography happens during the post process. I think Ansel...

The Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher

Designated in 1951 as the official state bird of Oklahoma, the scissor-tailed flycatcher is a worthy winged symbol for our great state. This master of maneuverable flight is easily identified from a distance by its long tail and sky dance performances that are nothing...

The American Bison

I have grown to tremendously appreciate the American bison and how they live. These beast are not pets and should not be categorized as livestock cattle. Although the bison no longer roam free, its wild nature hasn't changed. When a herd lives roaming and grazing on...

What I Consider Fine, You May Consider Folly

Art and wine are similar in ways, one commonality is the criticism from those considered connoisseurs. Truth is, anyone's opinion about a specific wine, whether a red, white, rose', Zinfandel or whatever the varietal de jour is, it's their opinion. There are over...

 

KERRY T CRANE |  MOORE, OK 73160, UNITED STATES |  KERRY@KERRYTCRANE.COM