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    A Celebration of Pi

    On March 14th, all around World we will celebrating all things Pi, but I am not talking about the tasty baked pie that grandma always made for me dessert and sometimes breakfast. I’m of course take about Pi, which is the constant unit for measurement of the circumference of a circle to its diameter or more commonly referred to as 3.14159.

    According to PiDay.org…

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    Celebrate National Cereal Day March 7th

    One of my favorite days of the year is just around the corner. No it’s not my birthday. No it’s not the 4th of July. It’s of course National Cereal Day on March 7th. However this year I will be en-route to Mexico, but before I head to the airport I will sit down with a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios and enjoy a delicious…

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    You will feel good with TWOSOME Socks

    One of the things I really enjoy about when it comes to writing about fashion, is finding a product that not only provides a great product, but has a great mission of helping others in need. As I’ve written about other “social conscientious” companies in the past, I wanted to introduce you to TWOSOME Sock Co., out of Rancho Santa Margarita, California.

    TWOSOME has…

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    Asymmetry

    Underneath the twinkling white stars
    I stood motionless like a tree,
    struck by the thunderous rainfall

    of the gunslinger’s epitaph.
    Cut like a knife ~ words bulletized,
    a cozy reminder of faith

    like a bed of fresh-cut flowers
    a husband buys for his wife.
    At this moment I don’t feel big,

    I feel as small as a ticket
    torn in half and slightly crumpled…

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    7 Things To Know About The Moon Palace

    This past December I traveled to Mexico to stay at The Moon Palace Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico. Although I had typically always enjoyed staying in the Riviera Maya, we really enjoyed The Moon Palace Resort & Spa. Furthermore, I will be heading back to the resort in approximately two weeks for Spring Break, so if you are looking for a great play…

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    An Interview With The Product Poet

    This was the second installment of three exclusive interviews with attendees of The Social Light’s Social Media Training Bootcamp. They asked each attendee the same questions about social media, marketing, and the relationship between brands and their consumers. This Q&A was with the me, the mysterious Product Poet.

    Q. How did you get involved with social?

    A. I used to be a CEO of a social…

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    The Best of The Product Poet – Week of 2/15

    Thank you for being a fan and reading my posts. Here is a listing of The Best of The Product Poet for the week of February 15, 2015, along with a summary of each of the posts:

    My Struggles with Being Fat and FAI: I relieve my journey over the past five years through two hip surgeries, one knee surgery and a myriad of…

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    My Struggles with Being Fat and FAI

    I have a confession to make: I’m fat. Although I am six feet two inches tall and 220 pounds, I am considered overweight according to my Body Mass Index. My increased body weight began in 2009, when I was diagnosed with FAI or Femoroacetabular Impingement. FAI is a condition of the hip where the femoral shaft (leg bone) is flattened on one side, not…

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    How I went from Foodie to Feedie

    For anyone that follows me across various social networks, you will undoubtedly agree that I am a foodie. Like many of us, I love to take pictures of my food and even though my food may start to get cold, I attempt to capture the perfect haiku or caption to describe what it is I’m about to devour. But what if I could do…

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    My Pandemonium

    All around me is the bustle of life
    yet I imagine myself on a beach
    my toes placed within the cold sand

    a restless dream within an hourglass.
    The sunshine warms my soul from head to toe
    a poignant reminder that all things die,

    as the hush of the wind is deafening
    the kind of serenity I’m seeking.
    I open my eyes to a…

On March 14th, all around World we will celebrating all things Pi, but I am not talking about the tasty baked pie that grandma always made for me dessert and sometimes breakfast. I’m of course take about Pi, which is the constant unit for measurement of the circumference of a circle to its diameter or more commonly referred to as 3.14159.

According to PiDay.org, the first use of Pi symbol (Greek letter “π”) was in 1706 by William Jones. A ‘p’ was chosen for ‘perimeter’ of circles, and the use of π became popular after it was adopted by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 1737. Of course I’ve used Pi quite a lot over the years when growing the mathematics in school, but I can honestly say since my first year of college, I’ve never had to use Pi for any form of calculation. Read More

One of my favorite days of the year is just around the corner. No it’s not my birthday. No it’s not the 4th of July. It’s of course National Cereal Day on March 7th. However this year I will be en-route to Mexico, but before I head to the airport I will sit down with a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios and enjoy a delicious cup of Stonehouse Java Black Pearl coffee.

When I eat cereal it reminds me of my youth when I would grab a big, silver mixing bowl and pour about a half a box of cereal and half a gallon of milk. The sound of the metal spoon scraping against the side of the mixing bowl was perfect harmony to my ears. To this day, if I had my druther, I’d still be eating cereal out of a metallic mixing bowl, but alas I’ve progressed to a fancier ceramic bowl.

Being from Minnesota, I grew up with great cereals from General Mills, such as Lucky Charms, Boo Berry, Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but I’m also fond of the Michigan cereals from Kellogg’s. Though I know it’s not reality, I’d love to believe that the true story of the Little Brown Jug football game played between the University of Minnesota and University of Michigan football teams, was really a battle for the milk that goes with the best cereal.

My family also was really into puzzle making. We would buy puzzles from all over the United States, get the family together and have puzzle nights. We had a special cardboard table where the assembly would begin. I’d separate the border pieces, Mom would look for one color, Dad another. My older brothers and sister would roll their eyes, not believing we were all sitting around putting a puzzle together. Once the puzzle was completed we get some Elmer’s glue and some newspapers and create a papier-mâché that would be applied to the back of the puzzle so that the puzzle wouldn’t fall apart. There were plenty of mounted puzzles that adorned the walls of our house, almost like artwork, that we would proudly display and show our guests.

For me I couldn’t resist waking up in the morning, grabbing another big bowl of cereal and trying to finish up a few more pieces before I headed off to school. Personally, I believe the art of puzzle making has slowly been lost on today’s generation where electronics sometimes replace books and yes, puzzles. But thanks to my friends at General Mills, I will start celebrating a little bit earlier than National Cereal Day by putting together a 300 piece puzzle of cereal.

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Hopefully I’ll be able to find a cardboard table, grab my two lads and my spouse, and start a new family tradition that was an old family tradition. I’ll be sure to grab a box of cereal, pour it into my metal mixing bowl along with an ample amount of milk and fondly recall some great childhood memories.

One of the things I really enjoy about when it comes to writing about fashion, is finding a product that not only provides a great product, but has a great mission of helping others in need. As I’ve written about other “social conscientious” companies in the past, I wanted to introduce you to TWOSOME Sock Co., out of Rancho Santa Margarita, California.

TWOSOME has a pretty simple concept. Buy one pair of socks and they will donate a pair of socks TOO-SOME one in need, as well as provide sustainable employment to the local community. I first came across TWOSOME Socks via Instagram as I tend to post a few too many pictures of my socks, which as I’ve stated before and I will state again, I have a “sockdiction” (i.e., I am addicted to socks). Even though TWOSOME un-followed me on Instagram (dag nabbit), they were kind enough to send me a pair of socks, which I absolutely love and adore. Read More

Underneath the twinkling white stars
I stood motionless like a tree,
struck by the thunderous rainfall

of the gunslinger’s epitaph.
Cut like a knife ~ words bulletized,
a cozy reminder of faith

like a bed of fresh-cut flowers
a husband buys for his wife.
At this moment I don’t feel big, Read More

This past December I traveled to Mexico to stay at The Moon Palace Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico. Although I had typically always enjoyed staying in the Riviera Maya, we really enjoyed The Moon Palace Resort & Spa. Furthermore, I will be heading back to the resort in approximately two weeks for Spring Break, so if you are looking for a great play to stay in Cancun, here is a list of the “7 Things You Need To Know About The Moon Palace Resort & Spa.”

1. Hotels: While this is one large resort, there are actually four different buildings, depending on what you are looking for in your vacation: The Grand, Nizuc, Sunrise and The Villas. The Grand is the furthest away from most of the social activities at the Sunrise, but there are three pools and we found the rooms to be more expansive than Sunrise or Nizuc. If your mainly going to be golfing, the Villas are the place to stay and as an added bonus, The Villas provides each room with their own golf cart to get around the resort. One of the coolest things we’ve ever seen was a pillow menu. We had to try six different types!

2. Dining: There are plenty of dining options at The Moon Palace Resort & Spa. From buffets to formal restaurants, the likelihood of not finding something for everyone is rather remote. Different specialities include Mayan, Mexican, American, Italian and Asian dishes. In addition, there are multiple cafés for a quick sandwich, crepe or cup of cappuccino. You can even find some flaming coffee for your after dinner dessert and if you love margaritas like me, you can find one in any of their 12 bars. Read More