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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The Positive Pursuit

July 9, 2014

The pursuit of all things positive is strewn with obstacles. Really bad customer service Stressed-out family and friends A history of bad experiences Even the most committed Pollyanna-types buckle under the onslaught. Breathe. Just breathe. Close your eyes and listen. Peaceful Pleasure When negativity screeches its ugly sound, picture a dart toss. Pop the plaintive pause Blast […]

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Creative Copy Challenge: Again

June 25, 2014

And the obsession lives on. Thank goodness. Below is my latest submission to Creative Copy Challenge, a writing prompts site I love. The challenge words are in bold. Creative Copy Challenge #341 Jennifer watched the moisture run down the cocktail glass like a silent tear against the cheek of her soul. Depression was a physical weight she […]

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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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Creative Copy Challenge is Back

June 6, 2014

I’m doing cartwheels because Creative Copy Challenge is back! Creative Copy Challenge (or CCC) is a writing prompt site and the brainchild of Shane Arthur, editor extraordinaire. And all-around nice guy. This blog has CCC sprinklings throughout. The management of the site that attracts an international audience is a huge undertaking. Shane was a master […]

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Sharing What’s New

May 30, 2014

I’ve been remiss in using my News category at this blog. The adage, no news is good news, isn’t the problem as much as there’s a hint of laziness. Shocking, I know. Let’s remedy the situation and catch you up on some Miller news −for those who are interested. You can stop reading if you’re not. What’s New? […]

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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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Solitude of Silence

May 8, 2014

We interrupt this blog for a little creative (hopefully) writing. Solitude of Silence Seek the solitude of silence, muted  in a world of screaming sound Silence with its own sound, beneath an echoing journey of time Elusive, hidden, forgotten − wrapped in a comforting embrace Silence seeking its own time, removed from all it surrounds Do you hear it? Feel it? Will you […]

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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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