What the Hell is a Half-birthday?

OMG, you can actually Google half-birthday and find a Wikipedia entry. I am shocked, outraged, appalled, amused, and mildly concerned with this concept. Okay, not so much about the Wikipedia entry, but the concept in and of itself. If you have never heard of this, peek out from under your rock and sniff the morning […]

A Kenneth Armitage Saga: The Dude

                  Chapter Three The lovely couple strolled out of the bike path, turned right, and without looking back made their way to an arranged location just south and west of the trail. The girl had no business being there for anything other than walking out of the park with him, he scooted across the street well […]

A Kenneth Armitage Saga: Semi-retirement

                        Chapter Two I had seen the symbol only two times before, and both times they came with a body. The hair on my neck was still saluting the early afternoon sun, and I soaked in the realization that I might not make it back home before that July sun was going to rise again […]
A Kenneth Armitage Saga

A Kenneth Armitage Saga: The Beginning of the End

A Kenneth Armitage Saga Chapter One The bike trail path, near my house, stretched almost thirteen feet wide, certainly wide enough for a casual stroll or a vigorous, almost five mile bike ride. I do both daily. Lined with various species of trees that provided a respite from the brutal Midwestern sun, the trail was […]
listening skills

Listening Skills to Keep Conversations Going

Listening Skills Lead to Success Many people are so eager to talk about themselves, they fail to develop good listening skills. I used to be so guilty of this, people stopped listening to me because I was constantly prattling on, and frankly, they got tired of hearing it. I used to get pissed when someone […]
positive thinking

Positive Thinking Keys to Success

Positive Thinking Keys to Success You have probably had someone tell you to think positive when you were in a trying situation. That is because the power of positive thinking is something that is a widely held belief. Most people easily accept that when you give off positive energy, you can infect others with that […]
Frozen Open of Springfield, IL

Frozen Open Springfield, IL & AMBUCS Do good things.

Frozen Open Springfield, IL This year we participated in a similar event called the Frozen Open Springfield, IL. And yes, it still involves beer, liquor, and mini golf. And again a good time was had by all. A few years back we were introduced to the Barstool Open, an event that involves beer, miniature golf […]
Positive Mental Attitude

Positive Mental Attitude and Attraction Marketing

   Positive Mental Attitude Success When you develop a positive mental attitude, you do so by showing your sincerity in everything. Now, let’s not go overboard, you do not have to be the loudest cheerleader on the squad, but you should believe in what you are doing. You should be following a written plan that […]
definitive purpose

Definitive Purpose Can Work for You

 Definitive Purpose and Putting it to work for you Definitive purpose can help you answer a few questions I have for you. The biggest question you probably have is “how do I get the tools and materials necessary to put my new plan into motion. When I was going back to school, using the internet to […]
blogging and SEO

Blogging and SEO. Insert Headache Here!

Blogging and (SEO) Search Engine Marketing All bloggers know that a well-written, entertaining and focused blog can generate huge volumes of traffic from visitors. This is one of the basic learnings in blogging and SEO: blogs should be focused and centered on a topic and other related issues. Blogging and SEO or Search engine marketing is […]
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Blogging Traffic is the Key to a Successful Blog

All about the Blogging Traffic logging traffic is a must as no blog survives without traffic. More so, less traffic only means that the content is not that good. However, there are also instances wherein a great blog does not have enough traffic. The key in getting traffic is to come up with a strategy and make […]
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Blogging Tools for Specific Needs

Choosing the Right Blogging Tools In blogging, using the correct blogging tools can help you manage the goings-on of your blog. When it comes to publishing your blog content, there are two kinds of blogging software tools that you can use, such as: the server-based tools and the client-based tools. Both of them have their […]