Fortune favors the prepared mind. -- Louis Pasteur
Benjamin Zacharia Scott
A blog that explores the technical details of self-publishing a book, as an ebook and a physical book, from first draft to the final printing.
My project is a large mixed media collage depicting symbolic ideas of ethics in a surrealistic style and inspiration similar to that of Hieronymous Bosch. Its purpose will be to evoke thoughts on contemporary perceptions of morality.
The Gen Jones Chronicles preserves narratives of “Generation Jones” (born 1954-1964). It offers opportunities to tell Gen Jones stories through podcast interviews, discussions, and posts.
The problem of making real improvements in digital equity has to be solved at the grassroots level - by a dedicated community - and I want to build that community.
The Prepared Mind Grant
The PreparedMind.org will give out grants of $6000 to invest in the success of 3 creative individuals. The grant period will be 6 months. Applicants must submit a proposal describing their project. Here is a list of some projects we would support.
Anything in the arts to perform or exhibit your talent
Start a web based business
Writing, poetry, blog, vlog
Building a community around service to the underserved
Starting a nonprofit
Of course this is not a comprehensive list. So if you have a creative idea for a project not on the list, please apply and surprise us.
If you are interested click on More Info below. If you wish to apply read Grant Evaluation Criteria and apply using the Grant Application Template.
Congratulations to our second grant recipient and an example of an excellent grant proposal:
Come in and pull up a music stand in Eric’s “practice room.” This is a place for students who otherwise lack the resources for individual instruction. Topics include how to produce better sound quality and tone, at home practice strategies, budget friendly equipment, and more.
See first video, click here.
Hi I am Paul, a retired electrical engineer. I have worked for Fortune 500 companies and have traveled the world. A couple of decades ago I built a computer model of my retirment savings plan, my retirement budget and cashflow for a life that will last until I am 100 years old. I have more than exceeded my financial retirement needs and would like to find a way to give back to our community.
I have been fortunate to have had a career that I loved and that paid well. Like most successful people having such a career it is a result of hard work and a bit of luck. Hard work allows for the recognition of opportunity luck provides. “Fortune favors the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur (also the evil scientist in the film Under Siege 2, who did not give Louis an attribution). I would like to give funds and technical support to individuals who love what they do but have not yet found a way to generate a sustainable income and/or an audience for their passion. It is my hope that I can provide some luck that hard work turns into opportunity.
See the following by Veritasium