Thursday, June 28, 2007

Assist Network

If you are looking for a good, active social and business network to join, then Assist Network is just the place. You can easily add your links to the network, and then sit back while people start finding you and linking up to your business or website. Or, even better, while your links are there doing their thing, you can start looking for other folks to link up with too.

It's a great place to compare offers and discounts. Or to find people with the same business interests. Or to shine a little light on your company. Or just a place to meet up with new friends.

Don't miss out on Assist Network. For whatever reasons you choose to network, you'll find this spot to be a place full of opportunity.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Reasons to Choose Endsleigh

There are lots of reasons to choose Endleigh if you plan to invest in a commercial mortgage.  Perhaps most importantly, they are an independent agent, so you can be sure that they will be working for your best interest and not the interests of some other party.  In addition, they are not paid a commission for the sound advice they offer, but are paid a salaried rate.  This means that they won't be charging you more than what you need to pay them to do the job.

When you take a loan with Endsleigh, you'll have all the usual options of fixed or variable rates, and you can count on the staff at Endsleigh to offer you some good, solid advice. They offer loans of up to 80% on commercial mortgages, for the most part. There is a minimum investment of £100,000, but usually there is no maximum.

At Endsleigh, agents are available to advise you on your investment in commercial property from 9 am to 9 pm.  If you are looking to purchase or re-finance a property that you will (or perhaps even already do) occupy, then call Endsleigh for good advice about how to best manage your commercial mortgage. Endsleigh is also always ready to help you arrange a buy to let mortgage too.

You can get a no-obligation quotation free of charge from Endsleigh. Do visit today -- there's nothing to lose.

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

From All Angles

Part of what makes a good artist is an ability to see things from perspectives that are different than those normally assumed. The artist's eye is one that looks at a thing from all angles.

And who's to say that a business person can't be an artist? I think this ability of the artist to look from different perspectives is something that all business people would be wise to adopt, especially those in management positions.

Appraisal360's 360 degree feedback system aims to help human resource managers to provide information to employees in their employee evaluations that comes from all angles. A questionaire is answered by the employee, and then by 6 others who work closely with him/her, providing answers to the same questions, but from different perspectives. This offers a more balanced, less biased feedback for the employee.

Let Appraisal360 help bring an artists eye to your staff management.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Shrek 3

I haven't yet gotten to watch Shrek 3, having been monumentally busy of late. But I did enjoy the first two Shrek films (especially the first). I've discussed in a previous post what I most enjoyed about Shrek, alongside the humor, of course.

I haven't heard a whole lot from firends who have seen the movie, other than that they enjoyed it. I suspect it wasn't as good as the first -- the sequels almost never seem to be, really. But I am planning to see it soon anyway.

What about you? Have you seen it? What did you think?

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007


I was reading about the recent leak of Michael Moore's new movie, and it got me to thinking about piracy laws. I really like what Moore says about sharing, and about that cassette of The Clash.

So, I am wondering what other bloggers think of the issue? Do you think US copyright laws are too stringent? How severe do you think is appropriate.

I'll be giving it more thought and writing about it, either here or elsewhere. (I'll leave links)

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Adult Education

I am involved in adult education as a teacher of English literature in a degree program at a private university. I often think about the interview process I went through. I was required to give a 5-minute lecture/presentation about the special needs of working adults when it comes to continuing their education. A lot of things went wrong in that interview, but one went right. I think I focused on the right thing (which is probably what won me the job). I focused on the lack of time most working adults have to commit to their studies, considering the other demands on their time and attention.

Online education is one good option for working adults in need of continued education, especially for those who might live in places where their desired course of study isn't readily available to them at nearby schools. Capella University is an accredited school that offers degree programs (undergrad or postgrad) in over 80 specializations. That's the ideal arrangement for busy workers, much like my students.

Visit the website or call 612-977-4132 today.

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Seven Random Facts

I've been tagged by familyfunandfaith to list seven random facts about myself. Silken had already tagged me to do it on my high fidelity blog, but I'll do seven new facts here.

The Rules: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write their own blog post with their 7 things as well as these rules. You need to tag 7 others and list their names on your blog. Remember to leave a comment for them letting them know they have been tagged and to read your blog.

1. I was on a "Duck Tour" today (a vessel which travels on both land and sea)

2. When I was 7 years old, I got hit in the forehead by a baseball thrown by a college kid who lived in the apartment complex where my family lived

3. I was bumped up to first class due to overbooking on a long-distance flight, but only on the shortest segment of the flight

4. I learned to ride a bicycle on a white bike with a banana seat that was much too big for me at the time

5. I suffered an injury to my achilles tendon that took several years to diagnose, and will probably never be back to 100% strength

6. I played the trumpet all through jr. high and high school, and some in college

7. Tomorrow, I will be on a hot air balloon

Who I'll tag now:


Jock Stewart

Sien Poetry

Mom and More



random activities

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Celebrity Gossip

Are you a gossip? If you are looking for a great celeb gossip site where you can chat about the stars, there's a new one up and running, and just waiting for you to stop in and visit. It's a great site, because you not only get to catch up on the latest gossip, but also vote or comment on it. So, you can read up about what is going on in the lives of those you love to follow, and then have your say about it too. Don't like the way it's been reported? Then vote it down. Love the hunk, but hate his new girlfriend? Then leave a comment to say so.

If you are a lover of all sorts of celebrity gossip, then this website is just the place for you. Stop in and get the latest scoop, and then have your say about it too.

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

When it comes to telling stories...

When it comes to telling stories, I have a 7-year-old nephew who is top-notch. He tends to get real jabbery with it, of course, but he does have a talent.

Today at lunch, he was talking non-stop. I told him to stop talking and eat. A friend of mine was with me, and said, "But it was a good story. Total nonsense, but interesting nonsense."

That pretty much sums my nephew up. He might talk a lot of nonsense, but he does it in an interesting way. It seems, with him, to be an inborn skill.

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Thursday, June 14, 2007


The most ideal place to go if you are on the lookout for Walt Disney World Ticket's is You'll find tickets for Disney World, Epcot Center, Downtown Disney Pleasure Island, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach Water Parks, and all the great attractions that are available to visitors to the Orlando area. It's also the perfect place to seek nighttime entertainment, things like Arabian Nights discount tickets, Medieval Times discount tickets, or Pirates Dinner Adventure discount tickets. And if you are looking for Sea World tickets, Kennedy Space Center tickets, or Universal Studios tickets, you'll want to check with too.

Why visit Well, only because they have great prices on tickets to all the great attractions in the Orlando area. So, I should say -- only go to the site if you really want to save money. If you aren't into that, then give it a miss. ;-)

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Spy Sweeper

I did it! I decoded this secret message:


It says:


And guess how I went about decoding it. If you guessed that I used Spy Sweeper, then you really are a clever one.

Spy Sweeper is all about cracking codes. I don't mean to go all Dan Brown on you with this or anything, but Spy Sweeper really is top-notch encoding and decoding software, and it isn't all that hard to use. I mean, even a dummy like me got it figured out, and with just one try.

So what is it all about anyway? Well, the software is made to help block Spyware from invading your computer. I don't want to bring bad luck, so I won't comment about my experience with it. What I will say is that I have heard horror stories from those who have been affected by Spyware, and it makes me know that protecting against it is a wise move.

Spy Sweeper is the best way to do that. Click on over to the Spy Sweeper site and take a look around. I know you'll find what you need there to help keep your system secure against spyware, and give you some peace of mind as you roam about through cyberspace.

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

I am excited

I just got some good news! Two of my poems have been accepted for publication in Aoife's Kiss, a magazine which focuses on sci-fi poetry. Both are a part of a collection I have been working on, largely dealing with sci-fi related themes. I am pleased that they have been accepted.

Actually, I sent 5 poems, each quite different from the others, in order to test the market and see if I had anything that might fit. It's nice to know that something does.

The poems will be appearing in September, one in print and one online. There are several publications put out from Sam's Dot Publishing, who produces Aoife's Kiss. If you think you have something that might fit there, do drop it to them. I think you will find their feedback helpful.

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