My Social Media Management Philosophy

I managed social media for several companies. My desire had always been organic growth. Most of my efforts are via thoughtful content and local engagement. My strategies do include the use of such tools as Google and Facebook ads, thatsbtgenlimit of paid reach. I never advise the buying of followers.  I’ve known several folks that Read More …

Some Thoughts On Gratitude

I spent the past few hours processing the acquisition of a new bank owned property for my real estate company. Nothing terribly unusual about that except for the way it was assigned. The previous agent was fired by the asset management company. Assets get reassigned all the time. But agents don’t generally get all their stuff Read More …

Lessons of a Martial Artist

​There’s more to personal growth than intellectual, book knowledge  Training is mental, emotional and physical: encompassing mind, body and spirit  Sometimes getting better is learning something new  Sometimes it’s refining motion – building precision  Sometimes it’s pushing yourself further, expanding strength, flexibility or endurance Sometimes it’s pushing your heart; holding focus through frustration, fear, disappointment Read More …

Star Wars, Geek Culture And Visioning The Future

I’ve spent the evening troubleshooting stuff on my son’s computer, and binge watching Star Wars stuff on Youtube. This got me thinking: Star Wars, Star Trek and all such stuff really are envisioning the future. Geeks are all about loving, and creating the futures we envision. It’s really fascinating to me how these myths play Read More …

Some thoughts on “Serious academics take the media seriously”

I found this post over at Small Pond Science fascinating. As a fan of science, if not a scientist, and deeply interested in social media’s presence in our society, Terry’s McGlynn’s post is very relevant. Terry calls out an anonymous article over at The Guardian basically dismissing efforts by scientists to engage with their work in Read More …

The Olympics, costs and benefits

Though I love the Olympics, the institution faves a major problem. The massive costs of hosting a Games almost never balance out against benefits. This article considers the financial impacts upon cities which host the Olympics. A fitting postscript to my post yesterday. After considering such details as infrastructure investment, marketing and meeting the expectations Read More …

Abandoned Olympic Venues

I adore the Olympics. Pageantry and drama, magical moments brought out by ages dedication, training and sacrifice. I love stories of humanity resisting adversity. None better exist. Counterbalancing this, images of waste, neglect, rotting decay. These images tell another story of the Olympics. A sadder story. Often hosting the Games gets presented as this transformative Read More …