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The $5.37 “Caption This” Contest: Vol. 1

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In the spirit of other popular Friday features here on The Daily ReTORt – such as Wedded Blissters, Conversations With Cleverbot and On the Psychiatric Couch – we’re launching a new feature titled The $5.37 “Caption This” Contest. The idea is simple. On Fridays I’ll post some kind of amusing, ironic or ambiguous photo that […]

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Two Reasons I Love Being a Dad

Our youngest laid out her outfit...with a note....

In case you can’t guess the two reasons why I love being a dad – I’ll give you a hint. One reason just turned 8-years old and the other is 10-years old. Whenever they ask which of them I love more (as kids sometimes do), I tell them that they’re both so special and unique […]

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Pregnancy Update – Week 37

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Well we’ve successfully crossed the metaphoric “full-term” Rubicon for our baby boy. He’s officially at 37 weeks gestational age, which means he can join us at anytime now. The time has passed so quickly since we discovered our pregnancy and decided to share it here. Throughout this journey we’ve shared developmental milestones that have been […]

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12 Phrases Dads Do Not Want to Hear….

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As a parent of two kids – plus another expected addition within the next few weeks – there are some things I love to hear my daughters say. Such as, “You’re the greatest dad ever” or “I love you to the moon and back” or “I’m not going to date until I’m 35 years old!!!” […]

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Winners Announced!

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Last week I gave away five copies of Michael Hyatt‘s great new book titled Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.  It’s a great resource for anyone who has something they want to share, sell or say. Each of the winners was randomly selected from anyone who tweeted and then shared the respective daily post […]

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Memorial Day Tribute

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For all the service men and women who give their lives every day so that the rest of us can live ours. Below is a brief, two minutes long, yet  poignant video that I stumbled upon today that really drives home the importance of remembering the fallen, so we can rise up and carry on. […]

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5 Steps to Building Your Platform [Infographic]

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Last Day of Book Giveaway Plus Free Report


All this week I’ve been giving away copies of Michael Hyatt‘s great new book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. For the record, I purchased each of the books given away myself, and I’m not being paid or compensated for the promotion of Michael’s book. I consider him a friend and mentor who’s message […]

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Sometimes it’s Personal and Not Business…

"This doesn't look like a budget meeting...."

Earlier this week my co-workers and wife conspired to have a baby shower for the pending delivery of our bouncing bundle of joy, Salvatore James Constantino (TJ for short) who’s due to arrive in a few short weeks. The shower occurred at my work. Hopefully, you can see from my expressions in the first three […]

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Rising Above the Noise

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If you have a message that you’re trying to share with an audience, it’s tougher AND easier than ever to accomplish that. It’s tougher than ever because the noise from competing messages via TV, radio, print, mobile apps and the Internet are “louder” and more abundant. At the same time, it’s also easier than ever […]

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