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So You Want to Be a Rock & Roll Star

 (From the April 7th Newsletter) I was in high school when The Byrds released one of my all-time favorite songs. I think it's the best in a long line of them over subsequent decades with a similar theme--this is not as easy as it looks, and it ain't all it's cracked up to be. (My interpretation--there are others, of course.) So, what does this have to do with me? Well, I was hiking in the woods the other day. I was wrestling with my decision (see my Feb 18th blog post) of what to write next. I was fretting over my long-range marketing plan. I was asking myself, John, are you in over your head? And this song popped into my mind. The answer to my question was an immediate yes! But then I thought about it. The guys in that band worked really hard at what they loved and ended up with pretty amazing careers. And I remember David Crosby saying in an interview one time that he didn't regret any of it. So, I guess I'm okay. Besides, my pants are tight. It's gonna be all