Lorne: thanks, I've talked to many. they're quite useless.
Chris: yes, I have a self-directed IRA that shields some of the income but not nearly enough, and yes, I did move to Nevada for that reason though the presence rules make those kinds of arguments hard to stick
Thomas: I do take a home office deduction
Rob: CPAs have a standard bag of tricks that work minimally well for more traditional businesses
All: in my case I'm looking for out-of-the-box ideas