Archive for January, 2010

“I gotta see that…”

Posted on 25. Jan, 2010 by .

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It happens to me every time I go to the theater. It happens to you too. The lights go down and the previews start. And at least one preview will be so good, it will make you want to leap out of your chair. One preview will have just the right balance of explosions and […]

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Inspect. Prioritize. Work. Repeat.

Posted on 21. Jan, 2010 by .

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I’ve been trying to wring the water out of a sponge with ten broken fingers. Sweating, stressing, feebly twisting that sponge around in agony. But I get nothing. No matter how great my effort is, my grip is just too weak. The sponge is a day, and all the water is the maximum amount of […]

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Haiti Quake: 5 ways to give

Posted on 13. Jan, 2010 by .

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By now, most people have heard of the catastrophic earthquake that has hit Haiti, leaving buildings demolished, children trapped in rubble, and countless dead. These situations are when the church should shine. It’s simply a modern day good Samaritan story, on a much bigger scale. We are passing by someone, wounded and bleeding in the […]

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“There’s a (marketing trick) for that”

Posted on 07. Jan, 2010 by .

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Advertisers and marketers have always used subtle, psychological gimmicks to persuade to buy their products. Back when Miley Cyrus’s mega-hit, Party in the USA, was number one, I wrote about how that song is one big crockpot of teen marketing madness. Well now the fine folks at AT&T have given us a little fodder here […]

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$232,000 makes for a big shopping cart

Posted on 04. Jan, 2010 by .

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Over the weekend, I came across an article in the Daily Mountain Eagle, a newspaper in the small town of Jasper, Ala., which is just south of my hometown of Florence. Hunter’s Chapel Holy Church of Christ, is raising money to build a 100 foot tall cross that can be seen from the Interstate. The pastor […]

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