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6 Things Your Neighbors Want You to Do

June 1, 2013

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State Farm’s slogan hasn’t changed since 1971. It begins: “Like a Good Neighbor…” Good neighbors are great but a rarity. In today’s busy world it takes more than providing insurance for catastrophic events to win the hearts of those living nearby.  If you do want the keys to the neighborhood, to be the neighbor who’s loved […]

5 Brilliant Ways to Hide from Your Alma Mater

May 25, 2013

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It’s pretty impressive isn’t it? The way your former college tracks you. As soon as you move to a new address, their newsletter arrives in the mail. Even if your new home is a short stay…on a desert island…or in a homeless shelter. They will find you. The appeals never stop. The “please give” requests […]

Why the Discovery Channel Keeps Winning

May 18, 2013

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We can all agree about reality TV right? Most of the shows should never have made it past the home movie stage. Furthermore, TV is supposed to be about fantasy. Work is the last thing most guys want to think about when they plop themselves down for an hour or two. So what accounts for […]

The True Believers Among Us

April 20, 2013

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A True Believer is someone who is deeply, sometimes fanatically devoted to a cause, organization, or person. I live among true believers – they’re my co-op neighbors. Our housing association does not pay any vendor for maintenance services. Instead, to save money, we each have assigned chores. More than that, we have a monthly work […]

What is Controversy in the Blogosphere?

April 12, 2013

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What passes for controversy in the world of blogs today? Can that be answered emphatically? ….there are 170 million blogs in existence today. According to many social media consultants and the author of What Color Is Your Parachute? ,you must exercise caution whenever you post personal feelings/opinions/thoughts online. A simple Google or Twitter search could leave you with […]

Babysitting and Brownie Points

March 26, 2013

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Prior to getting married, my wife was the default babysitter for a lot of her friends. It was a job she loved to do because she loves kids, and they in turn love her.My wife has a lot of energy and will engage kids in almost anything – wrestling, board games, singing, telling stories, whatever. […]

T Shirt Shop Transactions

February 16, 2013

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One of the ideas I’ve thought about regularly these past few years has been a T-shirt collection. It doesn’t get much simpler than that for a budding entrepreneur. It wouldn’t require a lot of money to start with and selling the stuff online couldn’t be too difficult I always figured. Now, having more free time […]

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