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An Open Letter: I Know Why Your House Has Been on the Market So Long

Tweet Dear Home Seller, I’ve been helping some friends look for a home this past month. We managed to find a great place for them, and we even got multiple offers on their home, which sold in less than two weeks, thankfully. We looked at a cross-section of neighborhoods in Round Rock, and we saw…

Press “1” to Speak to an Actual Human Being

Tweet We’ve all dealt with frustrating phone systems when we’re trying to accomplish something with a bank, large corporation, customer service issue, and more.  A few days ago, I was dismayed to realize that dialing “0” even got me into a series of options, one of which was to dial “0” again to speak to…

Movie Review – “Due Date” with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifinakis

Tweet Last night, while celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary, I took my wife to see “Due Date”, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifinakis.  We had seen the ad for this movie weeks ago, and it was one of the few things I can recall recently that we immediately both wanted to see, mainly because…

The Phone Call Challenge – I Promise That It Works!

Tweet Earlier today on Social Media Edge (our long-running BlogTalkRadio show), we were discussing the importance of connecting “in real life” with our online friends. This includes both phone conversations and face-to-face time. Over the past couple of years, I’ve said many times that the goal of blogging and social media is not to replace…

Do you have 3:07 to spare? Help my friend land a new job in 2011!

Tweet Back in March, right here in Austin, I made a new friend during SXSW. His name is Nate Davenport, and he’s a singer/songwriter from San Antonio.  He was booked to play the after-party for a barcamp event that I had attended, and our paths crossed a couple of times during that week.  We had…

Why Life is Worth Living – My Compassion for the Bullied and Depressed

Tweet I debated over whether or not to write this post, but I figured it’s better to risk a part of myself if I stand a chance of helping even one kid (or adult) who is undergoing a traumatic experience in his/her life.  It’s one of the longest I’ve ever composed, and I made myself…

Quick Trip to Zilker Park with My Son

Tweet As part of our ongoing efforts to lose weight, I promised my son that he could have “special time” with me or my wife for every 5 pounds he lost.  I’ve lost roughly 50 pounds and he has dropped 35+ so far – we feel great!  About three weeks ago, he wanted to go…