APRIL 2013



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    It is tough to know what to say in situations like what happened yesterday at the Boston Marathon. I found these remarks from comedian Patton Oswalt and found them very fitting. I’m praying for Boston, the runners, the first responders, the doctors treating the wounded, and anyone affected by the tragic events yesterday.

    “I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”

    But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths. 

    But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness. 

    But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago. 

    So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.”


    Source: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/04/patton-oswalt-on-the-boston-marathon-bombing/275015/

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    This will be short and sweet, it’s a reminder that many business owners need. Social media can be an amazing brand-builder for your business but if you’re just posting updates and send tweets without engaging in conversation you’re truly missing the amazing benefits that these networks can offer. Be social! Engage readers, show your business’s personality, and listen to your customers and competitors online. Whether your business is online only or you have a storefront your customers are talking about your goods and services and it’s in your best interest to be social and participate in that conversation.

    Now go ahead, ask your followers how their day was…

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