The Fly Dog

Meet Fly, the newest member of our family. I have no doubt that someone paid a lot of money for her 2 years ago, but as of last week, she was a cast-off for a second time. Pine River Fly is a registered Black Mouth Cur.  Both her Dam and …

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Knitted Broomstick Lace Scarf

Here’s my latest Project, Knitted Broomstick Lace. Aren’t the stitches divine? I saw the Stitch Diva videos showing how to do Broomstick Lace and fell in love with the look of gathered loops, but too many years of abusing my wrists makes crocheting a very painful experience for me.  With …

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New Direction for the Blog

  Over the last few weeks I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what my blog should be about.  I just can’t pump out business topic posts like a machine because I’m lucky enough to have so much flexibility that I’m not slaving away at… well anything and that …

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Tips for Enhancing TV News with Social Media

In December, I had a chance to spend the afternoon talking about the news and social media with the staff at WEYI, NBC 25.   After I left the meeting I spent a lot of time thinking about the point where Social Media and Traditional Media intersect and how to integrate …

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Colr.org, The secret to creative color schemes.

Good design is one of those things that when it’s right, you might not notice but, when it’s wrong, there’s no hiding it.  One of the easiest ways I’ve found to create good design is by getting the color scheme right and my favorite way to nail it every time …

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Hints for Presenting with Sliderocket

A friend suggested I look through VMWare’s job listings to see if anything jumped out at me.  Frankly I didn’t expect to find anything that matches my skill-set because, I don’t fit the standard mold most corporations create.  However, as I perused the surprisingly long list of openings I came …

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The Business of Linux at the Ohio Linux Fest

Thanks to those that came to my talk. Sorry it got off to a rough start, but we managed and I want to thank you for your patience. The slides are available to download in .pdf format or you can view the presentation as slides with voice over at FOSSLC …

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Making a fuss about “The Situation”

Recently, Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino was offered a substantial amount of money to stop wearing Abercrombie & Fitch Co. apparel.  Draw whatever conclusions you like about Sorrentino and his cohorts, but what lessons can we learn and apply to Small Business? First let’s examine “The Situation.”  Isn’t he famous for …

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Flint’s Buckham Alley Fest

On July 16 starting at 6pm in Flint, Michigan,the Buckham Alley Fest will be rocking downtown.  As part of the festivities, Flint Handmade is taking over the sidewalk next to the Rutherford Parking Structure for the First Annual Flint Handmade Craft City and we get to be part of the goodie bag!  …

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The Slow Build

When I was little, I use to tag along with my mom as she would pick up things for her garden.  My favorite stop was Agway, because, in the spring they had brooders full of baby chickens.   Although my mother never, ever, indulged my childhood need to snuggle an arm …

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