Family

Anchors Away! (Again)

When my father died, I think I went through a period of severe disorientation. An anchor in my life had been cut loose and I was drifting with the current. In a way, I still am. But in February, I was more of a wreck than I appeared to the rest of the world. So […]

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Lessons Learned While At The ER

While I was at the ER with my dad yesterday, I was  thinking about how he had gotten to this point. Pneumonia was making it almost impossible for him to breathe and kidney failure was making it difficult for his system to clean itself out. As he was telling the doctor in the ER that […]

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Social Net Effect Revisited

Reprint from Social Net Effect News: People are freaking amazing! I love to be around them. Whenever I can manage my schedule to attend an event, I do so. Ken McArthur is putting on another JV Alert Live in Denver this month, and if I can make it happen, I am going to be there […]

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Hitting The Fan In Quebec

I was impressed to see my cousin, Yves Ouellet, named as the head of the FTQ, the most powerful construction union in Quebec. Of course, he got to spend an awful lot of time in front of TV cameras this week, as the provincial government is in the process of taking over some of the […]

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Depression Is An Inside Job (In Most Cases)

A social media star recently took his own life after struggling with depression. I call him a star because he was well respected by many in the social media community. In hindsight, many who went through his final hours on Facebook say they could see a man who had already made up his mind that […]

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