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How Many Friends Do You Have?

How many friends do you have? For many, a quick answer resides in Facebook. In addition to Facebook friends, some might consider Twitter followers or LinkedIn connections. But for most, the number of online “friends” overstates the situation. Try removing social media from consideration. For a revised answer, people may count the number of email […]

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The Fervor Over Facebook

Now that the fervor over Facebook’s stock IPO (initial public offering) has finally died down, let me assert that they nailed their stock price. The fact that people are being critical over it, suggests only one thing: greedy speculators. If an IPO price offered is too high, the shares do not all sell (and the […]

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News

My Summertime Schedule

For myself and many others, summer effectively begins on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day. This year the weather seems to concur that summer is over. Last Friday, temperatures in southern Michigan were in the upper nineties, with a heat index of 105 to 115. Today, the highs failed to hit 70, with a […]

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Musings

Going Forward

Regular readers of this blog (thank you, one and all) have noticed a decided decrease in posting frequency over the past six months. While Musings will remain alive and active, infrequency will become the new norm. When I started Musings over three years ago, it was to provide a creative outlet, connect with others via […]

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Musings

President Obama Visits Kalamazoo

I’m not sure if this was covered in the national news, but President Obama paid a visit to Kalamazoo yesterday. Of course, it was a huge deal here. The reason for his visit was to deliver a high school commencement address to the graduating class of Kalamazoo Central High School. It was, indeed, quite an […]

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Writing and more

Do You Tweet?

Are you into Twitter?  Do you tweet? Twitter, by the way, is self-billed as a “social messaging utility.”   I prefer an alternate description as a “micro-blogging service.” Frankly, it’s been a challenge for me to keep these blog posts under my self-imposed limit of 300 words (this one stands at 278), so I can’t fathom […]

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Musings

Going Digital

In the May 4 issue of Information Week magazine, there is a great quote from Colin Powell. He said, “I was born analog, was raised analog, and lived most of my life analog. I had to become digital over the last 20 years, and I’ve had to work hard at it because my business required […]