2013 in Review

Good morning 2014! This morning I woke up, checked my now ancient Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone (it is only 2 years old) and saw that my 81 year old mother-in-law had made some Facebook updates so I use the phone to navigate there.  That my mother-in-law is actively on Facebook inspires me.  Anyway, this…

Painting With A Friend @ Painting With A Twist

Last night Michelle, my best friend from college, and I got together to do a little celebrating of Michelle’s recent birthday and to do a little painting.  About ten years ago, we started a little tradition of celebrating our birthdays together – they are six months apart to the day (she is November 19th and…

Arguments About Media

Last week I received this daily cartoon from Hugh MacLeod All Media With advancements in technology there comes a false sense of ease. One becomes comfortable with increasing amounts of media and with it the ease of operation, media sharing, marketing, etc. One can easily fall into traps formed by the general availability of anything…

We Are All Weird by Seth Godin

Good morning.  I awoke to emails from Seth Godin who I recently mentioned that I have been reading his latest book Poke The Box.  Anyway, Seth just announced this morning through The Domino Project that his latest book, We Are All Weird is available for sale immediately.  And in true marketing fashion, he is educating…

My Kind of School Day

Yesterday, I got to substitute as a Life Skills Aide for Carroll Middle School.  My very first substitute experience was in this very class with these youths on August 29th, the 2nd Monday of this school year. So it was a little like coming home because the faces were familiar and the names of the…