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Reid Watts
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Reid Watts commented on Reid Watts's blog post There is hope
""Media narrative" means obtaining information from stories written by journalists who's job is to get our attention.  Over the centuries they have discovered that bad news works better than good news for their purposes. If you…"
Oct 30, 2020
Al Scovern commented on Reid Watts's blog post There is hope
"Oops. Of course I meant 230,000.  I appreciate you’re revealing where your coming from. The repeated phrase “media narrative” reveals a political rather than scientific angle on your part. The dire projections regarding the…"
Oct 30, 2020
Reid Watts commented on Reid Watts's blog post There is hope
"Al - I agree with your art fair business assessment paragraph.  Your first paragraph nicely summarizes the current media "narrative" (except for the 230 million Americans dying, in which case we must be in heaven now :-).  But…"
Oct 30, 2020
Al Scovern commented on Reid Watts's blog post There is hope
"Over 1000 Americans died from Covid yesterday. States around the country, especially in the west and Midwest, are setting records for cases and hospitalizations, with record deaths soon to follow.  230 million Americans have died from Covid in…"
Oct 30, 2020
Reid Watts commented on Reid Watts's blog post There is hope
"Correction: It dropped from 18,000 to around 7000 per week in the last 30 weeks or 210 days."
Oct 28, 2020
Reid Watts commented on Reid Watts's blog post There is hope
"Well, no, not quite.  The numbers on the horizontal axis are weeks.  Also, we have to treat the last week or two with skepticism, due to slow reporting of deaths to the CSC.  So it might actually end up at around 7000 deaths once all…"
Oct 28, 2020
Connie Mettler commented on Reid Watts's blog post There is hope
"Am I reading this correctly? It has dropped from 18,000 to 6000 in the last 30 days? "
Oct 26, 2020
Reid Watts posted a blog post

There is hope

Notes:1) PIC deaths refers to pneumonia, influenza, and Covid-19 deaths.  The CDC tracks PIC to remove the errors of mis-identification of the cause of death on death certificates.2) Even when ignoring the last few weeks (which is always suspect due to slow reporting of the data), the death count is now within the range of the 2018 seasonal flu. …See More
Oct 24, 2020
Reid Watts replied to R.C. Matteson's discussion Sugarloaf declares chapter 7
"During the Great Financial Crisis, much was made of what was called “counter party risk”.  Banks stopped doing transactions with other banks because they feared that the other bank could go bankrupt before a transaction…"
Jun 16, 2020
Mark Zirinsky commented on Reid Watts's blog post Are any art fairs still being held?
"Any ideas for how to implement social distancing at an artfair?"
Mar 31, 2020
Vicki Perkins commented on Reid Watts's blog post Are any art fairs still being held?
"All of our art shows have been cancelled in SW Florida. I would imagine with how this pandemic is going that there won't be any shows this season in the US until late this year...maybe. Everyone stay safe!!!"
Mar 29, 2020
Reid Watts replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Would You Do the Show?
"This is the best article I have found to date outlining what might happen in the near future: https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/03/four-possible-timelines-life-returning-normal/164134/?oref=ge-rail-most-read-hp . I hope it helps inform your…"
Mar 28, 2020
Reid Watts commented on Reid Watts's blog post Are any art fairs still being held?
"In yesterday's daily press briefing by the SC Governor and staff, the state's epidemiologist singled out outdoor festivals as exactly the type of gatherings they want to prevent.  Other state's epidemiologists probably have the…"
Mar 28, 2020
Sonja Jones commented on Reid Watts's blog post Are any art fairs still being held?
"Yeah, I don't know about any current shows actually going on, but one I'm scheduled for at the end of June, the Boston Mills show in Peninsula, OH, is taking a wait and see stance.  If the show ends up getting cancelled, artist can…"
Mar 27, 2020
Brenda Flynn commented on Reid Watts's blog post Are any art fairs still being held?
"I think everything up until June has been cancelled because of all the county and state regulations everywhere. Has to be in compliance with CDC and governmental laws. I'm hoping all this is over with by May...if not, I'm in a LOT of…"
Mar 26, 2020
Judy Christian commented on Reid Watts's blog post Are any art fairs still being held?
"I know that is not the kind of info that you were looking for, but thought this was a good place to post- as a good example."
Mar 25, 2020

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Years in the Art Fair Business
10
First show ever
2007 Craftsmen's Classic in Columbia, SC
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There is hope

Posted on October 24, 2020 at 1:36pm 7 Comments

Notes:

1) PIC deaths refers to pneumonia, influenza, and Covid-19 deaths.  The CDC tracks PIC to remove the errors of mis-identification of the cause of death on death certificates.

2) Even when ignoring the last few weeks (which is always suspect due to slow reporting of the data), the death count is now within the range of the 2018…

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Are any art fairs still being held?

Posted on March 25, 2020 at 9:16am 7 Comments

Rather than trying to follow the ever-growing list of cancellations, I was wondering if any art fairs anywhere in the country are still actually being held.

According to Zapplication's calendar, there are still uncanceled art fairs scheduled for this weekend.  Is that for real?

Anybody gearing up to participate in an art fair this weekend?  Next weekend?

Airbnb

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 2:10pm 16 Comments

This is an answer to Connie’s question “Just wondering if any of you are having any luck trying Air BnB?”  I decided to start a new thread on this, since I think it is a substantive issue.

I have used Airbnb a few times, with positive experiences up until last month, when a host canceled my reservation.  The host, who is listed as a Superhost with all good reviews, canceled my fully-paid-for reservation “because a family member needs to use it”.  I was refunded my payment by Airbnb,…

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Adding brakes to your utility trailer is easy and inexpensive

Posted on December 8, 2017 at 2:32pm 1 Comment

I just finished adding brakes to my 5x8 utility trailer, which turned out to be surprisingly easy to do. So I thought I would post a report:



I have been thinking for years that having brakes on my trailer might be a prudent investment, even though they are not required in the states that I use the trailer in. My trailer is a 5x8 utility trailer that weighs fully loaded 2200 lbs. I recently purchased a new tow vehicle that has an integral trailer brake controller with an anti-sway…

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At 11:23pm on September 22, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Reid Watts a gift
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Congrats Reid on being awarded the Post of the Week - 9/22/2014.
At 11:45pm on November 6, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Reid. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo to your profile and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

Best wishes,
Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.
At 7:43pm on November 6, 2010, Sabrina Aughenbaugh said…
Reid, Welcome to Art Fair Insiders. Checked out your site and really enjoyed viewing your pictures, especially the animals. Hope you have a great weekend,



Sabrina
 
 
 

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