Miller Musings

A Chillin’ State of Mind

December 12, 2014

Getting older has its benefits. How often have you read that sentiment? But it’s true. You learn (or at least I have) not to sweat the small stuff. I call it my chillin’ state of mind. Chillin’ Out Am I always successful at chillin’? Of course not. Deadlines loom Workloads bloat Worries creep in However, I’ve found as […]

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Thanksgiving Thanks Continues

November 27, 2014

My Thanksgiving thanks was inspired by my good friend and writer buddy, Anne Wayman. I loved Anne’s idea of an annual list of what we are thankful for. As we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States, I share my 2014 Thanksgiving Thanks list. I warn you, the list is a typical example of my strange, wandering mind. To […]

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Halloween Nightmares for Pets

October 24, 2014

If you know me, you know I love Halloween. I have no shame and have worn all kinds of costumes. Like a million years ago when my 6 foot 5 boyfriend dressed as the Frito Bandito and I was a bag of Fritos. Or the year I attended an executive meeting in full Grim Reaper […]

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When Pink and Orange Go Together

October 3, 2014

What do you think of when you hear pink and orange? I bet for most of you, you don’t automatically think fashion statement. While I have seen clothes that combine pink and orange, it’s not a look I appreciate. Except sometimes. Pink and Orange Together I love, love, love Halloween. Always have. It’s the one time […]

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What Marketers Could Learn By Living With a 91-Year-Old

September 25, 2014

Marketers invest in all kinds of analytical tools. They split-test Collect surveys And conduct feedback groups If marketers want a cornucopia of marketing ideas, I have a simple suggestion. Live with a 91-year-old. Marketer’s Paradise I should tell you right off, my Mom is not your typical 91-year-old. Her memory is what mine used to be […]

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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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