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Merry Christmas, Apollo – 4 decades later

December 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Random Stuff

40 years ago, on Christmas eve, 1968, this famous photo “earthrise” was taken, when mankind saw our tiny blue and white planet from deep space for the first time. No matter how many times I see this photo, every time it gives me chills. Even more so, the story of Apollo 8, inspires and awes […]

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The Ultimate Christmas Gift

December 17th, 2008 · 10 Comments · Random Stuff

What is the Ultimate Christmas Gift? I know, but I don’t know. How’s that for a riddle? Isn’t that just the kind of “huh?” answer you’d expect from a guru? The ultimate Christmas gift is what you get for a person that already has everything they need. It’s the gift somebody needs but doesn’t know […]

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Recycle CFL light bulbs at Home Depot

December 14th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Random Stuff

I became a huge proponent of CFL (compact fluorescent) light bulbs about three years ago. For those that don’t know, CFL light bulbs are the funny looking twisty type light bulbs. They use about 25% as much electricity as a standard incandescent light bulb, so, for instance, a 25watt CFL puts out as much light […]

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When Free Ain’t Free

December 7th, 2008 · 16 Comments · Random Stuff

I don’t think businesses should be able to use the term “free” anymore, because it seems to me that 99% of the time, free ain’t free. BTW, reader be warned, this is a rant. I disclosed when I started this blog that I’d toss in an occasional rant. Truth is, this is only my second […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 27th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Random Stuff

It’s Thanksgiving here in the US, so I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. In addition to eating too much, I think it’s important to remember what we have and appreciate it. I already mentioned in an earlier post what a great post Rudy wrote about being thankful. Because he did a much better job than I […]

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Unused Gift Cards and Stores Going Out of Business

November 20th, 2008 · 25 Comments · Random Stuff

I’m not a fan of gift cards, but I understand why businesses like to sell them. They get the money when the card is sold, but then don’t have to provide the product or service until the card is used. I’m going to guess that a significant portion of gift cards are never used, or […]

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Please help Will

November 17th, 2008 · 13 Comments · Random Stuff

Please take the time to read this post (I’ll try to keep it short) and see if you can help Will. You’ll get good karma if you do. One of the blogs I follow is Will Taft’s Healthy Living. Will, like several other bloggers I am grateful to, is helping me learn about blogging. Anyway, in a reply to […]

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Don’t Vote

November 3rd, 2008 · 9 Comments · Random Stuff

This is a public service announcement from the Trade Show Guru. Tomorrow, November 4, is election day in the United States, and Americans will have the opportunity to vote for the next leader of the free world, plus other federal politicians, state politicians, and (at least in California) a slew of state proposititions, plus local […]

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My First Rant – Halloween Trick-or-Treating

October 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Random Stuff

I warned you in my “About the Trade Show Guru” page that this blog may also contain an occasional rant… well, here’s my first rant. Why isn’t Halloween trick-or-treating like it was when I was a kid? Caution – for non-American readers, this post may not make sense. To explain, in America, on Halloween night, […]

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Look Up In The Sky Tonight

October 24th, 2008 · No Comments · Random Stuff

If you’re in Southern California tonight (Friday, October 24) , step outside tonight at 7:28 pm tonight and look out towards the west (if you live anywhere else, step outside anytime tonight and look up in the sky and enjoy the stars – I love star gazing). But back to those of us in Southern California. […]

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