Archive for January, 2014

  • Monday, January 27th, 2014

  • Are you ready for the deep end?

    My little guy – a breath away from age 4 next month – had his first-ever swimming lesson earlier this month. As many parents, the height of anticipation and expectation was overwhelming for me – I wanted him to have the perfect swim stroke and a great flutter kick right from the first minute. My own miniature Michael Phelps.

    And, he did well – not perfect, but listened to his teacher and paid attention. When it came to the free time of class, he was insistent on swimming off to the deep end. The worrier mom that I am, I kept saying no, but he kept taking his kickboard and heading towards the unknown. It was a hard lesson to explain to my strong-willed toddler that he needed to work his way up and learn more before he was ready to swim to the deep end. (more…)

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    I found this informative video commentary by GoodBadFlicks while researching movie and music news updates at one of my favorite resources; This review of movie posters and design trends from the past to present offers a unique comparison of some all too common design executions. Take a look at this, I think you will find it interesting and very entertaining.

    When you invest in the creative product, the result is a more powerful, more unique and more meaningful message – one that captures the attention of your audience and fills more theater seats. So, whether you are a fan of the big screen, or like viewing in the comforts of home, look closely at that promo art…you might have seen it before. Now please pass the popcorn.

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    Grandma and grandpa…and apparently several of their friends…are using Facebook more than ever before. That’s one of the more interesting findings released last week from the Pew Research Center’s Social Media Update 2013.

    According to the telephone survey conducted between Aug. 7 and Sept. 16, 2013, of 1,801 U.S. adults, 45 percent of Internet users age 65 or older now use Facebook, up from 35 percent who did so in late 2012. So why the increase of Facebook use among this age group? (more…)

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