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Helping You To Build Your  Business, To Keep In Touch And Enjoy Life February 2012
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Year of the Dragon
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Exit Plan

The Vows & The Guns

Polish It & Publish It


The Story of Mike

Love In An Age of Innocence 

No More An Island Novel



It can't be! A whole month gone already, and I haven't even started on my "Must Do" list yet. Write me and urge me to do something. A bribe wouldn't hurt.


2012 - Year of the Dragon



It's the Chinese zodiac calendar Year of the Dragon as I'm sure you know. The dragon is a positive symbol in Asian culture. Dragons are considered a symbol of power, strength, and good luck.


According to Chinese lore, the Year of the Dragon is an auspicious year to start a new business, among other things, and to enjoy good health and fortune. That doesn't sound too bad.


The last Year of the Dragon was 12 years ago. Remember the Y2K hype? The year 2000 was when we were seeing the first real adoption of E-commerce, basic Web pages, and blinking banner ads. Remember? Seems like so long ago.

Good luck and good fortune in 2012. May the Year of the Dragon symbolize prosperity for you.

Many thanks to Greg Jordan Design for the above article.


Hank 10 Publishing


After many years in the publishing industry, including authoring books, articles, and ads, as well as publishing newspapers and magazines, and doing some ghost writing and consulting, I decided a few years ago to "semi-retire" but it's hard to pull away from your first love. So I started Hank 10 Publishing as a division of Jordan Associates.


We have already published more than half a dozen books, and several new ones are in process now, both fiction and non-fiction.

Hank 10 Publishing offers authors and wannabe authors a Boutique Service. The unique service includes helping others get their work ready to publish, and then actually publishing it. No marketing or promotional services are provided except for getting the books listed in all the major sellers' catalogs including Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, etc. E-books and printed books are made available, without the intervention of traditional agents and big publishers.


If you know of someone who wants to do a book, tell them about my venture. Basic info is in my website A whole treasure of information is available if you contact me.


Hank10 Publishing offers independent publishing that fits into today's real world. My book "Polish It & Publish It" tells the story.


Our latest book, released this month, is "The Vows & The Guns" by Alaskanwolf. (Yes that's a pen name for a man in Redding California.) You might like the story - a son murders his father and many twists happen in Wyoming Territory 1872.

Cat with RoseOn The Lighter Side


  • "Life's too short to walk fast"
  • If it were invented today, the VW Beetle just might be called the iBug.
  • February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

Male or Female? 


You might not have known this, but a lot of non-living objects are actually either male or female. Here are some examples:  


FREEZER BAGS: They are male, because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them.

PHOTOCOPIERS: These are female, because once turned off; it takes a while to warm them up again. They are an effective reproductive device if the right buttons are pushed, but can also wreak havoc if you push the wrong buttons.

TIRES:Tires are male, because they go bald easily and are often over-inflated.

HOT AIR BALLOONS: Also a male object, because to get them to go anywhere, you have to light a fire under them.

SPONGES: These are female, because they are soft, squeezable and retain water.  

WEB PAGES: Female, because they're constantly being looked at and frequently getting hit on.

TRAINS: Definitely male, because they always use the same old lines for picking up people.

EGG TIMERS: Egg timers are female because, over time, all the weight shifts to the bottom.

HAMMERS: Male, because in the last 5000 years, they've hardly changed at all, and are occasionally handy to have around.


 Life is short -- break the rules, forgive sooner, love with true love, laugh without control and above all always keep smiling.