Miller Musings

The Wacky World of Spam

March 14, 2014

Spam. I remember a time when the only image that came to mind was one of canned pseudo-meat. One that reminded me of dog or cat food. Then I began blogging. Spam: The Not So Canned Kind For the most part, spam is a nagging nuisance hung up in my spam filter. Like its food […]

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Silencing the Voices

February 27, 2014

The voices stream endlessly as we struggle through our day. It is a wonder we are able to think or sleep through the constant chatter. What if we could silence the voices? Would we want to? Silencing the Voices: A Stroke of Insight Recently, I read an article about Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, an American […]

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The Hunt for Customer Service

February 20, 2014

Do you know the one factor that makes the difference in customer service? No, it’s not ~ the fastest delivery the best product or the best deal All of those are great, but the difference is one elusive element. The human touch. Customer Service Made Simple Think about it. Have you ever had an order […]

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A New Appreciation of Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2014

I have never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. Too commercial Too often single Too little of a sweet tooth There was one Valentine’s Day that spoke of love as it was meant to be. Whispered Promises Valentine’s Day was on a Wednesday in 2007. The days leading up to it were very difficult […]

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Closing the Barn Door on Privacy

February 4, 2014

A favorite southernism of my Dad was that’s like closing the barn door after the horse has escaped. The biggest barn door may be the one we try to close on our privacy. Not only the horse, but the entire team escaped that one. When One Door Closes I was the victim of identity theft […]

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Make Your Success Personal

January 24, 2014

How do you define success? Is success the six or seven-figure income? Do you know you arrived with your first home? Is waking up in the morning your idea of success? Are you sure your definition of success is your definition? A Merriam-Webster Moment There is an interesting discussion going on in writers’ forum, About […]

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Marching to the Beat

January 9, 2014

I openly confess I suffer from middle child syndrome. I take great pride in being the middle child of seven My family ranking also influences my personality I wrote about the topic at Tor Constantino’s blog, the Daily Retort (enjoy Tor’s writing). One of the ways my pecking order affects me is an overpowering need […]

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2013 Musings

December 27, 2013

In the rush of life, we sometimes forget to stop and reflect. Our busiest times are probably the ideal time for reflection. I created this blog primarily to provide a platform for my musings – and whatever else struck my fancy. Fortunately, the universe has a natural time for reflection. The end of another year. The […]

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

December 20, 2013

I love Christmas. The lights, the stockings, the holiday cards. Real, live paper holiday cards It so trumps junk mail My dad built what we call the Bear Barn. (We used to call my dad, Bear, until he said he missed being called Dad). The Christmas Trek Dad’s Bear Barn has converted into a storage […]

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My List of 50 Thanksgiving Thanks

November 27, 2013

This tradition of thanks was inspired by my good friend and writer buddy, Anne Wayman. As we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States, I am sharing what I am most thankful for this year. My Thanksgiving Blessings Mom - And her continued good health as she turned 90 this year My family -I am so happy […]

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