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Turning 40 – 5 Days of Birthday Surprises

Some of the most important things in life are easily forgotten. Forgetfulness becomes an epidemic when life get’s hard or doesn’t make sense. Sometimes events can serve to rescue us from forgetting what’s important. Since I am forgetful at times, writing things down is helpful. Thus is the purpose of this update today. My hope […]

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10 Realities of Watching the 2012 London Olympics

Since I can remember, I’ve been a fan of the Olympics. Whether it was going to a basketball game in the 1984 Olympics (still have newspapers of the LA Times from those 2 weeks), or the trip down to Atlanta in 1996, I’ve always enjoyed the cross-cultural competition the Olympics brings.  Other than the fact […]

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Mother’s Day Victory

It doesn’t always happen this way, which is what made Mother’s Day this year so memorable. It was cold. Cold for May. Very cold for my wife. That’s how we’ve found the weather here in Colorado after nearly 3 years. Unpredictable at times, windy, and even some sun. Yet, she endured the wind, the cold, […]

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Hunger Games the Movie – Should Families Pass?

I recently went with my family to see the movie The Hunger Games. For a movie with so much hype and success at the box office, I was disappointed to say the least. My oldest has read all the books, and my youngest is underway. They are currently 12 and 10. I like that they […]

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Sad for Home – The Shooting at Chardon, OH High School

I grew up in Ohio. Mentor to be exact. Before leaving for Colorado in 2009, we lived 3 years in Chardon, Ohio, 25 minutes from Mentor. At about 5000 people, Chardon is a quaint community made famous for maple syrup and the maple festival. A nice community to raise a family, it’s tucked in the snow-belt. […]

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Dear Facebook Friends, It’s Not Personal [I Was Banned]

Banned from Facebook. Three months ago today. The worst part? I still don’t know why. Here’s what I mean. Dear Facebook Friends, It’s Not Personal [I Was Banned] My wife is currently the source for what’s going on with friends and family on Facebook. Why? Because in late November last year my account was shut […]

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And The Journey Continues

Today a post was published at MarketingProfessor.com talking about the importance of evaluating marketing opportunities in the market to propel you along in your career goals, whatever they may be. If you follow me at MarketingProfessor.com you probably aren’t surprised to learn I’m writing from personal experience. Here I thought I’d share more of a […]

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Surprising My Wife at 40

40. An interesting number. According to Wikipedia: Forty is an octagonal number, and as the sum of the first four pentagonal numbers, it is a pentagonal pyramidal number. Adding up some subsets of its divisors (e.g., 1, 4, 5, 10 and 20) gives 40, hence 40 is a semiperfect number. Some say turning 40 is a milestone in ones life. […]

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