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Name My Blog Contest!!!

>Help Name My Blog!!!I’ve been writing this blog fairly regularly for more than ayear now, and I’ve shared a host of thoughts, feelings and opinions regarding arange of topical areas.  But now, I needyour help….The title of this blog is EXTREMELY clunky – “Comments andQuestions of Faith, Family, Finance and Fitness” (yuck!)I intentionally made the title so unwielding,after I read an article by blogging guru Chris Brogan who stressed the need to,“…write about what you like and include as … [Read more...]

New Suicide Trend Vs. "It’s a Wonderful Life"

>Wonderful Life Character Contemplates SuicideFindings were released today of a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that found suicide rates track inversely with the economy – so when things are financially good suicide rates drop, but when the economy slips the self-kill rate goes up. Full details of the study will be published in the American Journal of Public Health and the story from Reuters can be accessed at this link. http://tinyurl.com/3vzjgwrI guess that type … [Read more...]

My New Favorite Breakfast Food

Most clichés become clichés because they are based on fact.  One example of that would be, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”  Despite the obvious need to replenish your body’s fuel there are additional benefits beyond those basic needs. There are several studies that show people who have lost 30 lbs. or more (and kept it off for more than a year) all ate a nutritious breakfast; while those who eat a morning meal tend to consumer fewer calories throughout the day and breakfast … [Read more...]

It’s time for this blog to grow up…..

>I've been writing this blog for more than 10 months now, and I've decided that it's time to grow up and take some responsibility.By that, I'm going to provide a higher degree of accountibility and structure as a blogger. So instead of "trying" to blog every day....and failing a large percentage of the time...I'm going to start posting fresh content only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.That should provide a more reliable schedule for visitors and readers of this drivel - … [Read more...]

Top-10 Blog Posts for 2010

>I’ve been meaning to compile this particular blog post since last month, but I haven’t gotten around to it until today (that should come as no surprise to regular readers).  As background, this post you're reading now is the 175th entry that I've written or generated for this web log, which I started on May 3rd, 2010. Additionally, I use StatCounter to track the number of unique visitors and page views for my blog to help me know the type of content that people prefer to … [Read more...]

The NY Jets Loss is a Win for World Vision….

>World Vision is my favorite charity organization, and my wife and I support several children throughWorld Vision because we believe in its mission and execution. This faith-based group is committed to helping people around the globe and more than $0.85 out of every dollar goes directly to providing aid - in  other words WV has low overhead and the donations they receive are directed toward the areas of greatest need.  Specifically, World Vision provides a host of funding options … [Read more...]

Inflation Punches the Tooth Fairy in the Teeth

>I remember when I lost my first tooth at the age of six years old.  It had been wiggly, jiggly for several days yet still refused to abandon the safety and security of my gumline. Our 6-year old's first missing toothIn frustration I helped prep it for removal by constant, violent jarring back and forth with my tongue – in much the same way that a cattle rancher struggles to jerk a stubborn fence post from the dry ground of the back forty.After several more days of dental defiance, I … [Read more...]

Drink This Book!!!

>Many products boast of unique stories about their respective “Genesis moment” when they came into existence, but few can rival the storied history behind Gatorade®, which was created more than 40 years ago in the labs of Florida State University. As unlikely as it seems, an FSU assistant football coach went to college researchers and physicians to try and understand why some of his Florida Gators players suffered from heat exhaustion and fatigue. The university research team identified … [Read more...]

Three Ancient Keys to Current Success

>Very few people can honestly say, "You know I'm successful enough in my life. I've achieved and accomplished everything that I wanted.” If you can say that without breaking the 9th Commandment of not lying, then congratulations!For the 99 percent of us who are unable to utter that statement with a clear conscience, this hub is for you. If you’re looking for more success in your life – I’ll let you define what that means to you – then here are three keys to help you open that … [Read more...]

No New Job Growth: A Special Report Provides Insight

Today the U.S. Labor Department reported that the latest unemployment benefits dropped to a two-month low, hinting at some stability in the labor market. But no matter how you slice it, the numbers still show that 450,000 Americans are newly unemployed. Whether you have a job or not, you might be interested in reading a special report I wrote for Soundview Executive Summaries earlier this year. Just click on the link below to access the free 12-page report, where I interviewed four CEOs … [Read more...]