Monthly Archives: July 2013

{Online Behavior} You are what you tweet…

Update: I received one of the kindest emails this afternoon from Charlene Briner, Chief of Staff for the MN Department of Education. I asked permission to quote the email. Charlene emailed: “I really appreciated your thoughtful post yesterday about MDE’s decision to pull our PSA’s from Clear Channel.  It really was a no-brainer business decision. …

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{Barnraisings} A catalyst for non-profit GOOD

A friend of mine, Jim Rettew, just launched Barnraisings.  Barnraisings is a crowdfunding (and crowd volunteering) site for Minnesota nonprofits who are trying to fund a specific project for one of their clients. I’m passionate about seeing his vision to success, so I asked him recently, what we all could do to help those in…

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{The Unthinkable} When A Child Goes Missing…

The Unthinkable Happens… Asha’s face stared at me through her mother’s Facebook post. “I regret to say that Asha is missing…” I had a mutual friend with Asha’s mother and seeing the post made my heart sink. Just a few days earlier, my 7 year old was angry over not getting someone she wanted and…

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{Pixelated} Archiver’s Memory Lab: Poor prints can ruin otherwise great photos…

In the age of technology at our fingertips, there are a few things you should take into consideration and one of them is: “Instantly printed photos will not have the quality of photos on a traditional printing machine.” Technology has come a long way in recent years. I have a relationship with Miller’s and a few other places that allow me to get prints that are correctly colored and higher quality. Truthfully, I don’t mind paying a little extra for prints, especially because a poor print job can ruin an otherwise amazing photograph.