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Add a little color to your life

May 27, 2015

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I live in New England. We New Englanders aren’t known for our sense of color or style. Most of my wardrobe is black, grey or beige, with an occasional bright shirt thrown in for kicks. As most of you know, my latest fitness obsession, er interest, is walking routines from Jessica Smith. She films the […]

Targeted marketing – good or bad?

May 13, 2015

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Targeted marketing is a process of identifying potential customers and promoting products and services via mediums that are most likely to reach those customers. Targeting is a marketing buzzword. I dislike buzzwords, heck I even dislike the word “buzzword.”When I did a search for images of “targeted marketing,” all the images showed a dart pointed […]

Reflections on the workplace today

April 29, 2015

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I attended one of my fun marketing seminars the other day. It was held in an office near the North End of Boston. It’s a cool place. As I was sitting in the conference room, I watched as the employees came into work. This is what I saw: Well maybe the employees weren’t quite this […]

One space or two?

April 22, 2015

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I don’t know if you’ve been keeping up to date on the latest controversy. No, it’s not about the Boston Marathon Bombings or Obamacare or Hillary Clinton, it’s about whether or not you should have one space or two spaces after the end of sentence. Okay, so maybe I spend a little too much time […]

Scary marketing

March 25, 2015

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I was going to do a blog post about, “Where’s Waldo?” but that will have to wait. I have to get something off my chest. Here’s an email that I just got: **************************************** Hi Nancy, I hope all is well! My name is Yutaka Yamamoto and I’m with Oracle’s Business Intelligence and Analytics team, as […]

Change your schedule and change your life

March 18, 2015

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They say, whoever “they” are, that changing your environment can do wonders for your psyche and creativity.  While I wish I could be sitting on a nice sunny beach with Mr. Ken, this is not possible right now.  I have been staying over my mother’s house, helping her out since she fell. It was kind […]

Just be nice

February 11, 2015

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As I have had to navigate the health care maze for my elderly mother, I can feel my blood pressure going up. There is so much waste and stupidity, yes stupidity in our system! Mom fell and has a very big and nasty gash on her leg. She spent several days in the hospital to […]

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