Author Archives: Dirk Wierenga

Losing my faith

March 24, 2014

In my life so far I have experienced four seasons of faith. Prior to heading off to college I had a reluctant faith as dictated by my very Presbyterian parents. In our house we had no choice. Either accompany my folks to church or suffer the consequences. To me church and religion were things I […]

When life intervenes

November 26, 2013

I was just thinking of my dear friend Vern, who we all know as founder and CEO of Principia Media. Vern is presently dealing with his father’s health issues which are always a concern when someone is in their advanced years — in this case, over 90 years old. We live our lives knowing that […]

Content is king

July 12, 2013

As an Apple person, who has exclusively used a Mac since the mid 1980s, I’m not a big Microsoft fan. However, back in 1996, Bill Gates famously predicted how the Internet would change our lives and, in doing so, uttered his quote, “Content is king.” Below is the complete article. For those not interested in […]

Even small publishers can change the world

June 27, 2013

The following article, adapted from an article written by Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives magazine, gives hope to small publishers and their authors. The article titled, “The Most Influential Children’s Publisher You’ve Never Heard Of” mentions Bonnie V’Soske who is the sister of photojournalist Steve McCurry, best known for shooting one of the most […]