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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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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Early Signs of Spring

April 11, 2014

I love early signs of Spring. Shoots blossoming color Trees budding life Soft breezes waving Our tulips and daffodils still struggle to flower. Although neighbors offer visual hope for ours. The early morning hours still bring close to freezing temperatures. Can you blame the flowers for wanting to stay wrapped in leaves of warmth? Outside my […]

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Idaho Nepotism

March 28, 2014

My brother-in-law is an Idaho native. Unlike much of the country, he knows the difference between Idaho and Iowa. Mike is all that is good about Idaho. He respects and appreciates the natural beauty Idaho has to offer. In addition to his day job, Mike is a writer. What’s not to like, right? A Secret […]

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The Power of Words

March 20, 2014

It has been awhile since I tried my hand at creative writing. I blame it on the loss of Creative Copy Challenge. Thank you for allowing me this moment of departure. Word Power Words are powerful Words connect us Alienate Inspire Defeat us We fight them Embrace them And look to unmask them We use […]

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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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