Monday Musings: Business Progress

I’m cutting it close with this Monday Musings today. On Sundays, I used to visit my parents, but now, I stay at home in this new normal know as quarantine life. I was able to talk to my mom yesterday, and I talked to my dad tonight for almost two hours. I miss seeing my parents in person, but I know social distancing and flattening the curve is important. 

While I’m at home, I try to stay productive and work on tasks I have put off. One of those tasks was filing trademark/service mark paperwork for our publishing company Barnes Brothers Books, LLC. I sent in the paperwork at the beginning of April. Today, we received notification that it was approved. 

Why stop there? Since we were successful at the local level, we decided to fill out the federal paperwork. I submitted it today. The guidance said approval or denial could take months or years. I’m really hoping it won’t take that long.

Mostly, I’m grateful for the progress. We are working on publishing our third book. Our goal is to produce two quality books a year.

We also are trying to lend support during the coronavirus pandemic by sharing a digital copy of one of our books to teachers for no cost. If you know an elementary teacher who might be interested, please have them email We were already able to support one teacher.

I hope you had a good start to the week. Tune in tomorrow for the next installment of the Coronavirus Chronicles.

Stay safe, and wash your hands correctly. Tschüss!

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