Time, Love and Economics

One member of my immediate family is terminally ill. It is almost cliche’ to say that such times focus us upon the value of our relationships above all else. But it is at such times that our values become sharpened to a point at which the quality of our time together is vastly more important […]

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Personal Branding: More Than Just Marketing Yourself, It’s About Community

Holy crud! I’ve just realized that “teacher-preneur” is not just about learning to help others succeed but about building communities which make success possible. It’s about building a “community of opportunity” with the motto “Give without expecting anything in return, and return will come when you least expect it.” At least that is what I […]

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I Have A Personal Brand In Here Somewhere

“Developing your personal brand is key to monetizing your passion online…The thing that most people don’t realize is that in today’s world your business and your personal brand need to be one and the same, whether you’re selling organic fish food or financial advice or just your opinion.” Gary Vaynerchuk, Crush It “Your business and […]

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Weebly is better than GDP

How often do you sit over a cup of coffee, tea, a glass of pinot noir or a good belgian quadruple ale and contemplate the components of the U.S. GDP? How many people know what the four components of GDP are? Do the headline GDP growth rate figures even really matter since the final revised […]

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A Reluctant Tweeter Am I

There is an absurdity to Twitter that I tried to reflect in my last post, successfully or not. What would Tweets of people past look like with a dash of alternate realities thrown in? How would they use this social media platform? Promotion? Playing to the fans? Personal expression? Nothing of real importance I presume. […]

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Absurdly Anachronistic Tweets From A Parallel Universes

From time to time, either from a tear in the fabric of space-time or a “glitch in the matrix,” I get strange Tweets that appear to come from a universe not our own. Here are a few examples: Toorich4U @ Louis Aguste de France Marie and I finally saw Les Mis. It pissed us off. […]

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The Business of America is Business…So Why Aren’t We Teaching it to Kids?

One of my students can take apart a classic El Camino or Gran Torino and put it back together blind folded. Okay, a bit of an exaggeration, but the kid is a mechanical wiz. He loves classic cars, especially muscle cars, and can talk for hours about a ’69 Shelby or Cougar. He’s self-admittedly ADHD […]

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Autumn Colors Upon My Skin

Color was her life. Her Tumblr was saturated with a harmony of shades and hues orchestrated with perfect placement and proportion. Interior design was an expression of her passion for making living space a reflection of the spiritual, emotional interior of the person.  But it was her WordPress blog in which Designer lady could express her deepest thoughts about […]

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Do Beans Go Well With y = 3x + 2?

Monday morning one of my algebra students responded to my “Hey! How was your weekend?” with a big smile and said,”We had some posole yesterday that was bomb.” They still say “bomb.” It just so happened that I had had some posole (a Mexican stew with pork and hominy) last weekend as well so we […]

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The Quadruple Bypass Burger! or why I changed my tag line

I don’t remember which food/travel show I was watching but I remember seeing something that struck me as hilarious, outrageous, disturbing, and shamefully tempting all at the same time. There was a waitress in a nurse’s outfit serving a burger large enough to feed a small country with the refreshingly honest appellation “The Quadruple Bypass […]

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