Miller Musings

The Sticky Fingers of Guilt

September 18, 2014

Guilt. That burrowing, rooted grasp on your soul. Growing up Catholic, I remember debates with my Jewish friends on who held more guilt − the Jews or Catholics. As if either of us has the exclusive rights on guilt. Over the years, I’ve been able to loosen the hold of the sticky fingers of guilt. I no […]

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Goofball? Who Me?

September 1, 2014

Trust me, I’ve been called worse things than Goofball. Probably by a sibling. Perhaps it was my middle child of 7 status that knew no boundaries to trying to stand out in the crowd. It’s Labor Day here in the U.S. I joined a 30-day challenge called Bloom Your Online Relationships (with its own hashtag, #BYOR30). […]

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Suicide’s Silent Walls

August 19, 2014

The suicide of Robin Williams made many people uncomfortable. We seldom talk about suicide. Especially with those we should. We don’t know what to say. Robin’s death brought back painful memories of a dear friend who sought the same release from pain. Silent Walls Sandy had built silent walls around her in the last few years of her […]

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Marketers, Give it a Rest Already

August 13, 2014

I get it. As a business the size of one, I understand how hard owning your own business is. Entrepreneurs and small business owners wear many hats. Marketers Accountant Tech Support Customer Service Not to mention janitor, maintenance, and any other job I haven’t thought of. Could I appeal to the marketers out there? Marketers […]

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The Internet is Not So Smart After All

July 16, 2014

We’ve all been there. That creepy place on the internet where images pop up from our recent online searches. Even creepier is when those images sneak into your email sidebar. We know Big Brother is watching but do you have to visually remind us? Every. Single. Time. As smart as the internet is, there is […]

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Days of Remembrance

June 12, 2014

I remember the first Father’s Day after my dad passed. My mom and I were in a card shop a few weeks before. A wave of grief hit me with the impact of a tsunami. I would no longer be purchasing a Father’s Day card for my dad. I could not hold back the tears. Days […]

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Guru Follower’s Aha Moment

May 22, 2014

Recently, at my business writing site, I shared some overused business words. One that did not make the list but should have is Guru. Social media is a breeding ground for gurus. Typically, self-professed. Consider the attached SlideShare presentation my personal Public Service Announcement. I wrote it for freelancers (of any kind) but it applies if […]

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Customer Service Barriers Are So Dumb

May 1, 2014

Ah, customer service. The elusive, frustrating, and often missing element of our lives. At times it feels like organizations do everything within their power to put barriers in the way of customer service. Why is that? Customer Service Barriers A recent experience was like a race through the latest video game. The mission was to reach the reward […]

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Creativity Set Free

April 23, 2014

I marvel at the creativity of a child. Observe children when they are young. Before technology Before someone says No Creativity takes hold as they explore the world around them. Dirt rains down from their own private sky. Fingers and toes become soldiers of fortune. Children create magic out of nothing. Why do we as adults try so […]

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Waiting for the Other Egg to Drop

April 18, 2014

On this Good Friday before Easter, my mind turns to eggs. Not the commercialized Easter eggs Robin’s eggs As in the robin and its nest outside my office window It seems she’s been sitting awhile in that nest. Where are the babies? My writer’s curiosity got the better of me. So I did what every […]

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