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The Business of Memorial Day…

818 Hot dogs every second, that is the estimated number of hot dogs consumed in the USA on Memorial Day!   For the most part, America views Memorial Day Weekend as the official beginning of Summer, weeks before the actual solstice date in June.  And, even with all the American flags flying, the significance of the […]

Gone in 4500 Seconds

It is one of those things you think only happens to people you don’t know, but this past week it happened to me. It was midday, between 10:30AM and 11:45AM, in broad daylight. Through the tinted rear windows of my pickup, someone spied my briefcase and decided they needed it more than I did. And […]

What can You learn from Jury Duty?

  photo by Sam Howzit I had the ‘opportunity’ to participate in Jury duty last week.  It was the 3rd time in the last 10 months that I had been called, but the first one that actually went to selection.  If you haven’t gone through the process before, you receive a notice in the mail […]

What cliché do you use all the time?

  photo by Noodle93 Do you know the origin of the word cliché? (from a Seth Godin post): In printing, a cliché was a printing plate cast from movable type. This is also called a stereotype. When letters were set one at a time, it made sense to cast a phrase used repeatedly as a […]

When you’re on the net…very funny stuff!

So you know that a trend is becoming mainstream when people start making fun of it and doing spoof Broadway musicals about it.   Social Media is certainly ripe for satire and the clip below does a great (and very funny) job of bringing out the really silly things people do.  It’s very well done! Check […]

Inspired despite all of the politics

photo by RandysonofRobert  I imagine I’m like a lot of people – I’m proud of being an American, I love this country and I strongly believe in the many things that makes the whole thing great. However I’m guilty of sometimes taking that for granted.  Which is made worse when you make the mistake of […]