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21 02, 2015

My Struggles with Being Fat and FAI

2018-07-12T22:14:19-06:00February 21st, 2015|Food and Drink, Last Post, Musings, Reviews, Social Media, Travel|

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...

20 02, 2015

How I went from Foodie to Feedie

2017-09-15T08:46:04-06:00February 20th, 2015|Food and Drink, Last Post, Musings, Products, Reviews, Social Media|

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...

15 02, 2015

The Story of Me and Product Placement Poetry

2019-09-10T17:15:34-06:00February 15th, 2015|Last Post, Musings, Personal Poetry, Product Placement Poetry, Social Media|

Several years ago, I was an up and coming investment banker that criss-crossed the United States and Europe, assisting my clients in buying and selling companies, as well as completing their financing needs. I spent numerous hours on planes, trains and in automobiles, always carrying a notebook where I could jot down poetry, notes or experiences that I was encountering. Many of these experiences consisted of...

14 02, 2015

The Tao of Branding and Haiku

2017-09-15T08:46:46-06:00February 14th, 2015|Haiku, Last Post, Musings, Social Media, Twitter|

When I was a young, I constantly asked questions to the point of being slightly annoying. Today, I continually ask questions to others and myself, mainly through social networking sites. One of my more recent questions I asked was, “Is social media marketing working?” or “Does social media content drive me to use a product?” You see, I’ve always loved a good...

2 12, 2014

8 new Twitter photo filters rolled out

2018-08-14T09:12:49-06:00December 2nd, 2014|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Musings, Products, Social Media, Twitter|

As I was just about to tweet out my latest picture of my Jimmy John's awesome lunch, I noticed that in Twitter's iOS application, it has replaced its photo filters with eight new filters. Gone are filters such as Warm, Cool, 1963 and Vignette (my fav), instead we now have Radiant, Positive, Warm, Breeze, Glow, Golden, Fame and Stark. Interestingly enough, a sepia filter (that...

2 12, 2014

What is #GivingTuesday? A day “Tue” give back.

2017-09-15T08:47:20-06:00December 2nd, 2014|Do Good, Food and Drink, Last Post, Musings, Products, Social Media, Twitter|

Many of my on-line friends only know the day of the week based upon a particular hashtag. Last Friday it was #BlackFriday for in-store shopping. Then yesterday it was #CyberMonday for on-line shopping. Well today it is December 2, 2014 and it is #GivingTuesday, where we each have the opportunity to give back "Tue" someone or "Tue-do" something for someone else. There are many...

29 10, 2014

A Fun Day of Driving: The All-New 2015 Dodge Charger

2018-06-25T10:48:45-06:00October 29th, 2014|Last Post, Musings, Products, Reviews, Social Media, Travel|

I had a fun day of driving the the all-new 2015 Dodge Charger and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. The day started off with presentations by various Dodge team members regarding the concept and design of the 2015 Dodge Charger and ended with an exciting time of test driving the vehicles on the Summit Point Motorsports Park. When my professional driving sat in the passenger...

9 05, 2014

How To Become A Poet

2017-09-15T08:46:58-06:00May 9th, 2014|Interviews, Last Post, Musings, Personal Poetry, Social Media|

In the United States, we seem to have a day or a month for pretty much everything: “Talk Like A Pirate Day,” “Administrative Assistant Day,” and even perhaps, “We Needed a Day Just to Have a Special Day, Day.” While I write poetry on a daily basis, it is always comforting to have a new challenge to overcome my poetic writing...

10 09, 2013

I Embalmed My Friend

2018-06-22T15:28:43-06:00September 10th, 2013|Last Post, Musings, Personal Poetry, Short Stories, Social Media|

The date was January 12, 1995. Although a cold, Minnesota January evening, I inhaled and exhaled quietly into the Minnesota night. My shallow breaths produced a vaporish like cloud, slowly dissipating with each step closer to my Isuzu pickup truck. Cars were buzzing by me on East Seventh Street, as I was wondered where all these people were going. My light beige truck...

15 08, 2013

Dear Twitter

2018-06-25T12:11:07-06:00August 15th, 2013|Last Post, Musings, Personal Poetry, Social Media, Twitter|

I'm having a much better @Twitter day than yesterday.As a follow from yesterday’s post, I’m having a bad Twitter day, it appears that calm and order have been restored to the Twittersphere.To recap, a strange thing occurred yesterday around 12:00pm Central Time. All of the 60,000 plus “tweeps” I was following were automatically un-followed as well as all of the 110,000...

14 08, 2013

I’m Having A Bad Twitter Day

2018-06-22T14:59:47-06:00August 14th, 2013|Last Post, Musings, Social Media, Twitter|

Oh where, oh where, have my followers gone, oh where, oh where can they be?I’m having a bad day.It started off with a slightly pinched nerve, followed by having to switch my normal coffee routine, to being late for one of my own meetings.Then the ultimate thing happened. About two hours ago, I lost all of my Twitter followers, as well as everyone...

1 07, 2013

My Neck Hurts From Whiplash.

2017-09-15T08:48:21-06:00July 1st, 2013|Last Post, Musings, Social Media|

In addition to my day job, as well as continuing to write a fair amount or haikus and poems, I’ve been busy connecting networks to both Klout and Influenster to try to get a further glimmer in to their scoring algorithms. As a follow up to my post Dear Social Media Gurus: Got Influence?, I continue to evaluate the meaning of my Klout, Kred, Empire Avenue and Influenster online...

31 05, 2013

Dear Social Mediu Gurus: Got Influence?

2018-06-22T09:47:11-06:00May 31st, 2013|Haiku, Last Post, Musings, Social Media|

PHOTO: THE PRODUCT POET Return on Influence? What about Return on Poetry? I’m not sure about you, but I’ve recently become fascinated by all of the various sites that are trying to measure influence. It seems like every several months, there is a new site popping up to boast about how they can measure influence. First, I received an invitation to Klout and then signed...

6 05, 2013

My Take on Chalk Thoughts

2019-09-10T17:05:03-06:00May 6th, 2013|Last Post, Musings, Poetry, Social Media|

I am a coffee shop fiend. For many of us, we likely spend a fair amount of time in coffee shops. Whether it’s the atmosphere, the smell of freshly ground coffee or merely the free WiFi. Coffee shops are my third most checked in location on Foursquare. I am a coffee shop fiend. Which ever coffee shop I choose, whether it be a...