Give the People What They Want

I don't think this is an idea that is revolutionary by any stretch, but why do we publish the names and images of violent criminals all over the newspaper and television? I don't profess to knowing or understanding why people commit crimes, but I think in some cases...

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Stay Sharp

I've seen enough shows on TV and read enough articles about dementia and Alzheimers to know that it is not something I want in my life, my family's life or really anyone's life. In short, it's terrifying. This is not news. When I was younger, I think I was more of a...

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Rock of Ages

I realize that talking about age is an over-trodden path, with clever and well-worn commentary everywhere about things like forgetting why you walked into a room or how everything hurts in the morning. Bob Hope and George Burns made a living off that. Those are...

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Both Ends Burning

I have so many topics I want to write about now that this site is re-kindled. And while I promise there won't be much more political talk here because I find it all so exhausting, I do have another thing to express about how it feels like politics operates today....

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Things Fall Apart

Politics wasn't a thing in my house when I was growing up. We weren't one of those families that watched a lot of news or sat around the dinner table talking about politics or the day's top stories. It's not like these things were never discussed - it just came up way...

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Define a Transparent Dream

This is my first post in 2,096 days. That's 50,304 hours, or 5.7 years without a single post. But as they say, today is the first day of the rest of your life. What took so long? You could call it laziness, or lack of time. You could call it the easy allure of...

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I Feel The Need, The Need For…

I Feel The Need, The Need For…

Hello blog readers and curious onlookers. Hello spammers, too. There seem to be plenty of you spammers around, according to my comments sections. A few months back I had written how a book by Elizabeth Gilbert ignited a small fire within me to create more. You know,...

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I Fear Gender Equality

I Fear Gender Equality

Gender equality is a hot issue as we head into the election, isn't it? Wow. This last week has really been interesting. Infuriating. Frustrating. Even funny at times. But I'm not here to talk about gender equality in the same way that our Democratic and Republican...

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Bullet the Blue Sky

Bullet the Blue Sky

A couple of marbles rolling around in my head lately that I need to staple into the motherboard for safe keeping: This past weekend I did something that I probably haven't done since college or maybe even before that. I wrote a handwritten letter. Remember the thrill...

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Midlife Crisis

Midlife Crisis

Midlife crisis. This is one of those things that I never thought would happen to me and I'm actually not convinced it is happening, but hear me out. When I think of a mid-life crisis, I think more of the version you see in movies or in the general media, where the...

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As Good As Your Data

As Good As Your Data

I had what I thought was a clever post ready to go, but it'll have to wait for another time. Why? Because I got home today and received this (above) in the mail. It got me thinking about data. In marketing, you're only as good as your data. This came from...

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Verizon Yahoo = Verihoo?

Verizon Yahoo = Verihoo?

With the Verizon Yahoo thing so hot and heavy in the news today, I was reminded of the email I got from them last week. First, some background: I'm a FIOS customer who gets TV-Internet-Landline service from them and in general, I've been pretty happy with the service....

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