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The Price of Proximity

Location, Location, Location.

Why is this real estate rule #1? Forget the usual reasons of resale value and such. Let’s talk about time. When you have a family as large as mine (or a family of any size, really), you quickly realize that time is your most precious commodity. When my wife and I were house hunting, we intentionally confined our search to locations that were in close proximity to my office. I now live one minute from my office. Literally. My daily commute time: 2 minutes. It’s glorious.

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Smelter – I want your feedback

 

Cliff notes: Please do me a favor. 1. Go here: http://www.smelter.com/79cbb3a2. Click the “give feedback” button. 3. Submit an answer (or answers) to one or more of the questions I have listed. 4. Feel free to pass this along to anyone whom you feel would give interesting responses. Thanks!

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Reminiscing: what some topless women taught me about public speaking

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The year was 2001. I found myself sitting in the middle of a little church in the middle of a little village in the middle of nowhere in Kenya, Africa. We were miles from electricity. The church was a small building made from sticks and mud. With the exception of a few people, everyone was standing because there was not enough room to sit. A decent-sized group of people stood outside, listening through the windows. About 45 minutes into the church service, my guide/interpreter gently elbowed me in the side.

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7 tasks you should complete before the end of the year

Today is my annual clean-up day: the day that I clean up a ton of the messes I’ve made throughout the year. Here’s how I spent my day. I encourage everyone to take a day to focus on these tasks also. You’ll feel a lot less encumbered when the new year smacks you in the face.

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4 ways to enhance your Black Friday experience

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Attention all you haters out there: Yes, I love Black Friday. Is it stupid to wait in line for 3 hours to save $20 on a muffin maker that I didn’t really need to buy in the first place? Yes. I don’t care. Black Friday is the #2 people-watching event of the year (#3 if your city hosts a county fair). That’s what it’s all about, really. I’m betting that most of you know the ins and outs of Black Friday; but, here are a few ideas for you Black Friday rookies out there:

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