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Archive for December, 2008

Gearing up for 2009

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Well – I’ve enjoyed some downtime here recently.  How about you?  Remember my post on “Having time to think” ?  Have you been taking time to think?  If so… what have you been thinking about?  Is it family related, work related, hobby, faith, or something else?  Maybe you’ve spent some time thinking about several of these topics.  Often this time of year leads to New Year’s Resolutions – they generally don’t work well.  But – the intention is always good.  Who doesn’t want to improve in some way as the New Year kicks off.  Any good intentions scheduled to launch in 2009?

I’ve been doing a little thinking about this blog – how to improve it, make it more interesting, more interactive, etc.  I’ve got a few ideas… but I’m curious… what do you think?  Any topics you’d like me to focus on more as 2009 blows in?  Any ideas to improve the site?  Leave a comment or send me a note via my contact page.

Talk with you soon…Joe

Marley & Me – 4 Stars

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Our family loved this movie!

I recommend it – great reviews!

We love our new family pet… Little Buddy

Pics coming soon!

More movie info:

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas & Happy 2009!

Remember the Reason for the Season…


A Seat at the Table

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Boulangerie A seat at the table… that’s what most people want.  The boardroom table?  The kitchen table?  Maybe the Café table?  I recently read a great blog post by Chris Brogan entitled, “Cafe-Shaped Conversations.”

The post describes Social Media’s place at the marketing table.  The post asks provocative questions about big business and social media… and why or why not big business (or little for that matter) should be interested.

I’m a novice compared to a guy like Brogan, but I’m learning.  I’m experimenting.  I’m pulling up a chair in the social media café.  Why – because this is a wave worth riding.  This is a blend worth brewing.

I’m going to stop here… read this post… add to Chris’ 60 comments or stop back here and leave your 2 cents.  I’ll put the coffee on…