.: Doxed :. Why My Thoughts On Alison Rapp might shock you…

Sometimes, I miss Human Resources (H.R.). Most of the time, my weakness for H.R. ethics cause dozens of lost minutes in contemplating legality around hirings and firings. There are such fine, (imaginary) lines in-between personal and company space that navigating these waters is harder by the quarter. A friend posted about Alison Rapp just shortly…

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.: How to Optimize Conversion on Your Site :.

Having a website that receives thousands if not millions of unique visitors each and every month can be a very rewarding feeling both for the business and the developer themselves. However, while some elements of an online presence can generate revenue for the site owners based on increased traffic with regards to affiliation links, click-through…

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.: Lydiamosa Tree Story :.

  THE FALLEN TREE: An Allegory on Handicaps (By Henry Close) There are many different kinds of trees in a tropical rain forest.  Some are tall and slender, with leaves only at the very top.  Others have branches and limbs all up and down the trunks.  Some of the limbs point up toward the sky, while some point straight out…

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.: The gravity of the decision :. Risk and reward…

Just this evening, my daughter, Ava, texted, “Mom, I have to tell you something. Don’t get mad.” (This of course means, “Mom, I am equal amounts terrified and worried that you’ll punish me or that I’ll disappoint you. Tell me everything is okay.”) I imagined the worst thing that could happen and decided before I…

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.: Will the real Olive Allen Please Stand Up? :. A look at the Star Tribune opinion piece…

“Using a pen name guts the accountability that underpins journalism.” – Jeremy Barr, Poynter The Star Tribune printed a seriously misguided op-ed this morning on Jason McLean’s sordid history within the Minneapolis community. McLean, proprietor and owner of Loring Pasta Bar and the Varsity Theater, is currently being investigated for sexual assault and abuse dating…

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.: Agape :. Letting go to let love…

I have a memory… It’s late 2013 and I sit upstairs in the middle of the night. David Gray’s, “This Year’s Love” is playing for seemingly hundredth time on Pandora. Listening to every lyric- every element, in an attempt to study, almost as if it pray, I lose myself in sincerity. “This year’s love had…

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.:Ruthless: Not giving it all away for free:.

“It is our responsibility as leaders to pull talent up with us. We need to always be sending the elevator back down. However, valuing my own time doesn’t make me a ‘bitch.’ It makes me an effective leader and a good example for other women.” – Kate Downing Khaled  I’ve been filling up every moment…

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.: Look. See. Feel. :. Only then can I understand…

I’ve always hated the emotions I felt when I’ve seen a roadside monument. The plastic flowers and wooden cross have always symbolized someone’s loss to me. I didn’t feel an attachment because I haven’t known the individual or the circumstances in which they died. I’ve been so comfortable as I drive by and look away,…

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