The Kid Entrepreneurs

Izzy Weitzman is sitting at the kitchen table putting Magic, The Gathering cards into packets for pricing. Each one, he explains, entitles the bearer in the role-playing game to acquire mystical creatures and sorcerer’s spells. Some of them, he says, are worth a lot of money: He saw the Invention Edition of Lotus Petal on eBay for $250. “It’s not a card I really like,” he says. “I’m only asking $150 for it.” Izzy’s been collecting for a couple of years. He thinks he has about 700 cards. He also has 350 to 400 Pokemon cards. He’s not interested in …

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The Daddy Blogger

A coffee cup and pacifier in hand, Jason Greene, who has a quartet of kids, plops himself down on the living room floor, where his 18-month-old daughter, Arwen, is playing with giant LEGO tiles. Jason, lanky and laid back, waves good-bye to Cara, his wife, who is off to teach an English as a Second Language class. Two seconds later, he’s in a chair with tow-headed Arwen on his lap reading her a story. When she — and he — tire of the tiny tale of My Rubber Duck, they go off to find her bottle. Their daddy-daughter mission …

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The Enchanted Goddess

Surrounded by magic wands, angel statues and spiritual tomes, Joan Becht Willette, aka The Enchanted Goddess, is reclining in her writing chair, notebook in hand, waiting for the right words to leap from pen to paper. Whether inspiration comes swiftly or slowly, it does not matter. The sun is shining, Merlin is meowing and Joan is sipping hot coffee from her Wonder Woman mug. It took Joan a long time – her entire life, in fact – to channel her creativity, which is why she’s helping other women reinvent themselves. “You don’t have to be young to take chances and …

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