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July 15, 2014 0

Vibram’s Five Fingers

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I recently mentioned to a runner friend that I was wearing vibram’s five fingers, to which he responded, you realize that they are getting sued for lying about the benefits of wearing them, right? I have read the lawsuit.  And I understand that he was insinuating that I was an idiot for wearing those finger shoes […]

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July 10, 2014 0

Mango Salsa


If you are looking for something delicious(and quick)  to pair with fish, look no further than a mango salsa.  This nice relish can be served as a side dish that rounds out your plate and it takes literally minutes to prepare…. The hardest part to this salsa is figuring out how to peel a mango. […]

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July 1, 2014 0

How I fixed my Allergic Dog


My dog was allergic to everything.  Or at least that’s what  I was made to believe.  And outside of allergy medicine, I exhausted nearly every available option to bring my dog (and myself) relief.  But after nearly 10 years of thinking that I was just going to have to deal with it (dog ownership is for […]

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March 13, 2014 2

Programming Diaries -1

I have decided that I am going to learn how to code.  There are several reasons why I want to do this but here are my two main reasons. I believe that eventually if you can’t code, you will be considered illiterate.  Perhaps this won’t happen in my lifetime, but I believe that eventually understanding […]

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March 13, 2014 0

Thoughts on the Laws of Simplicity.


The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction John Maeda is a designer that believes in simplicity in design. And that’s fine. But I think that his Laws of Simplicity can fit into the human condition as well. It’s something I’ve pondered for the past few years.  A simple diet will usually blossom […]

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March 7, 2014 0

To Get Anywhere, You need to Widen the Gap


“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” -Anais Nin I wished I knew then what I think  I know now.  For example, when you are in high school, you think, ‘I’m going to go to school for ____ so I can be ____’ .  The reality is that unless you are in […]

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February 26, 2014 0

My WordPress Hosting Account Has Been Suspended. Now What?

What to do when your host provider suspends your website for performance issues “Your account has been abusing CPU resources for an extended period of time and has been disabled in order to ensure continued performance stability of the account and server. While we do limit each account to no more than 25% of a […]

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February 22, 2014 0

Building a Contingency Savings Plan

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Picture this….You are alone on a boat in the middle of the ocean with about a week’s worth of food and water.  You know that you may reach land within that time OR you may not.  What do you do? As crazy as it sounds, this is how I feel about budgeting and income; at […]

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February 20, 2014 0

re: Using Social Media for Customer Acquisition

Thinking of using social media just “because?”  Read this before you decide that you are ready to add social media marketing into the equation. There just isn’t much you can do to reason with “social” media marketers. A couple years ago, many were stating that social media would mean the death of archane marketing like […]

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February 12, 2014 0

There’s always more to the story of a Blogger’s Success

In my mind, for 2014, there are really only a few ways to reap huge benefits strictly from a blogging-only platform. Be an early adapter in an emerging market. Find a pocket within an existing market that serves a need. Leverage an existing (active) community willing to syndicate your content. Throw a pile of marketing […]

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