Showmanship for Magicians

One of the most discouraging thoughts is that nothing is original anymore. With so much creativity happening online in multi-media ways, you could practically google your idea, song, or concept, and find that someone else did it first. So this passage in Steve Martin's new book, "Born Standing Up," has me believing in original thought …

Fitness goals

Tonya G. Martin owns a Power Pilates studio in downtown Greensboro. She has a great studio space. Loyal devotees. Her Pilates mat class feels more like a personal trainer session than a group session. And her business has steadily grown with nary a Web site, nor what she would consider a successful print ad. The …