Time Warp, Anyone?

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I wonder if any of you can relate to this. I’m walking through one of those mega-store, super-centers earlier today. Looking at all the women pushing carts loaded down with kids, groceries, and other sundries. Poor women. I’m glad I’m not that old. Then I look in my cart. One almost three year old little boy, with an almost six …


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CONGRATULATIONS to my baby brother Joel who just got engaged and is getting married next month. Wow! It’s really hard to wrap my mind around the fact he’s old enough to get married. Sure, he’ll be 26 at Christmas, but really should a baby brother be allowed to get married no matter how old he is. Michelle, I’ve tried to …

A Cupcake Ban?

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Monday I found this article about schools in Pinellas County, Florida limiting how many times a year cupcakes could be brought to school for special occassions. (Click here for the local take). Sounds like similar policies are being adopted in other communities, too (click here for more). Made me think of three things: 1) only in America would a policy …

Quote from Infuze Interview with Erik Lokkesmoe

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“Imagination rules the world, boasted Napoleon. He was right. There is a quiet power to the creative spheres, the ability to shape the moral imagination, the beliefs and behaviors of a culture — all through songs and stories, architecture and advertising, film and fashion. And the creative class, as defined by Dr. Richard Florida in his book The Rise of …

ACFW and Brewing Culture

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Saturday, I drove to Plymouth, Indiana for a meeting of the Indiana ACFW chapter. Plymouth is a charming town — a perfect example of the type of setting I’m trying to create for Cherry Hill. Quaint downtown stores located in brick buildings no more than two stories tall. Large lots for big and small houses. And a wonderful mixture of …

Queen Esther and Second Graders of Doom

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It’s been one of those weeks. Eric was traveling, work was busy, the kids missed their Daddy. It’s been on of those years. Questioning where I’m going and what I’m doing. Who I am and who I want to be. A good year, but challenging, too. When I picked up Queen Esther and the Second Graders of Doom (I wish …

Wireless Security?

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Have you ever logged onto a WIFI network at a coffee shop, airport, or other public place? I’ll admit I haven’t. My laptop isn’t quite up to specs for that kind of activity. However, you can walk in just about any Barnes and Noble or Starbucks and see people working away, not to mention hotel lobbies and other gathering places. …

Time to be Jake

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I’ve mentioned I’m one of three people playing Jake Tremaine on Brandilyn Collins’ Scenes and Beans blog for her new Kanner Lake series. Today one of my posts went up. If you’re interested click on the link: Scenes & Beans: Big Jonah. It’s kind of scary to see how in “character” I got!

$30K on Mobile Technology?

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Did you know that experts estimate the average ten year old will spend at least $30,000 on mobile technology during their life time?!?!? Click here for the story. Does that strike anyone else as a high number? Too low? I mean that’s a lot of instant messages, isn’t it? I really don’t know since I’ve never used my phone that …

A Review of The Election

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I am really looking forward to the release date of The Election. According to Jerome Teel, the release of his baby “is September 5 which is two weeks from tomorrow. If you are interested in ordering a copy on-line, Amazon now has copies in stock and available for delivery. I haven’t checked other on-line stores. You can order a copy …