Amazing Grace. How Sweet The Sound.
Jun 28 2015

What a historic week it’s been here in the United States of America!  Whether you agree or don’t agree on the rulings, the research, the findings, the laws, and/or the songs sung, I think we can all agree that it was historic.  Check out Fred Wilson’s post called What A Week for a better write-up than I have time to create about the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) rulings on the Affordable Health Care Act, Marriage Equality, and President Obama singing Amazing Grace at Clementa Pinckney‘s funeral.

Here’s an interesting article on businesses reactions to the marriage equality ruling: These 35 Companies Just Told America Exactly What They Think About the SCOTUS Marriage Ruling

My absolute favorite hymn is Amazing Grace.  I sing it to my kids often.  To hear President Obama unexpectedly sing it with a voice less than the almost perfect ones we typically hear on mass media, reminded me how vulnerable and human (not perfect) we all are.  We all deserve and should offer grace and forgiveness to others.  I think it took courage for him to sing that wonderful hymn (video link embedded below) for so many reasons.

Here’s to experiencing more amazing grace for our country and the world…

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Of Politics, Pundits, Links, and Movies
Nov 9 2012

So much to write about and so little time.

As the world knows, Obama won!  I hope he can continue the trend around change and find a way to bring a divided nation together for all of our sakes.  Check out Fred Wilson’s (A venture capitalist in New York) post on the topic How Do You Take The Vote?.  I like the way he outlined the results.

I recently saw a movie called Cloud Atlas that was well done and though provoking.  I want to see it again to catch all the references I’m certain I missed.  It’s based on a book of the same name that was written in 2004  by David Mitchell. It interweaves six stories about people who show up in different life times that move from the South Pacific in the nineteenth century to a post-apocalyptic future.  Tom Hanks’ character gets better (i.e. fights his demons and trusts his instincts about love).  He and Halle Barry make an interesting couple throughout.  I know it is a science fiction, but I sometimes feel as if people I meet I’ve known before or have more close connections with.

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Very Interesting And Provocative Blog Posts
May 10 2012

I wish I had more time to come up with compelling, informative posts, but one must prioritize.  So instead, I’m fortunate enough to happen upon some interesting ones

Eleven Compelling Startup Pitch Archetypes (with examples from YC companies).  A really easy to read summary of the types of pitches based on the type of company.  A must read for all entrepreneurs trying to fundraise.

Same Sex Marriage on AVC by Fred Wilson on President Obama’s support of same sex marriages.

Unforgiven: Inside America’s Student Loan Bubble about the student loan crisis.

Love And 6 Other Things Your Subconscious Mind ControlsAs a result, scientists are becoming increasingly convinced that how we experience the world – our perception, behavior, memory, and social judgment – is largely driven by the mind’s subliminal processes and not by the conscious ones, as we have long believed.”

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Lovely Links Liven Up Living Rooms
Sep 24 2008

Well, they might not liven up your living room but I didn’t want to write the overused term “Link Love” in the title of this post.  I’ve been meaning to share some links to interesting posts I have read/perused recently and here they are:

Best Mommy Blogs for Parents – Vanessa Van Petten writes a couple of blogs targeted at teens and tweens and she felt my blog was a good one for teenagers.  I’m still far from the teenage years with my kids, but I’m flattered to know my topics are appropriate for teenagers to read!

Massive R2-D2 Cake – Featured on Parents Magazine’s blog called goodyblog.  Wow, what a cake! I tried to get a PokeMon cake for our son’s recent birthday and couldn’t find one.  We had to settle for Speed Racer.

Boutique Up – A site I recently discovered that sends out queries from people looking for products to represent in boutique shops!  Kind of like HARO but for boutiques.

What will Barack Obama do for small businesses and entrepreneurs as president and What Will John McCain do for small businesses and entrepreneurs as president – Wendy at Sparkplugging went out a limb to discuss politics on her blog but did so by focusing on what the issues were for small business owners…specifically ones who work from their home and/or have less than 5 employees.  Both articles are interesting reads.  The one on Obama had many more comments than the one on McCain…go figure!

Carnival of Healing – Many links to many posts about healing, self empowerment and spirituality.  This one was hosted by my online friend Pearl.

Leave Wall Street, Join A Startup – by Fred Wilson, a New York VC.  Good advice since there will be many leaving Wall Street…

Happy Birthday to the reason IttyBiz exists – by Naomi at IttyBiz.  I’ve followed Naomi’s blog off and on since she started it.  She has got some freaking amazing writing talent!  Not everyone can write such humorous, harsh, and informative blog posts.  Can’t wait until she figures out how to weave in a romance novel into her writing style.  I even tried to hire her a couple of times but my emails got lost in her waterfall of emails so I chalked it up to fate and bad timing.  This post will make you laugh and cry at the same time!

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