Friday, July 20, 2012

Dr Elise Talks Shop: Summer!

Dr Elise Talks Shop: Summer!:   Finally some sun and warm weather for Portland! Ilove this time of year. Here is a picture from one of my veggie beds.  What a jo...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

San Diego Fireworks: Now that's what I call "Short and Sweet!!!" -

Higgs Bosom Particle

If the Higgs Bosom particle has been discovered, it can be compared to The Eagle landing on The Moon -

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Its been a year Pops

Hey Pops, Its been a year since you and Auntie Melba left us. I can honestly say that this has been the hardest year I've dealt with. I've tried various coping mechanisms including going to grief groups, seeing a few therapists, and attempting to communicate and/or see a friend here and there when I have the time. Mostly I've been spending it with Mom and Jim. Although a lot transpired in this past year, not a day went by that I didn't think of you or even thinking aloud in the hopes that you can somehow hear me.

I know that I have to let you go and move forward with my life, but I find it difficult because you were such a huge influence in my life. The hardest part about you leaving was that I miss talking to you, seeking advice from you, or just sitting there watching some of your favorite shows like The Amazing Race, Jeopardy, The Wheel of Fortune, and of course Iron Chef!

So my year of mourning is up Pops. I may still seek counseling. I may still seek the comfort of discussing the grief with others in a group setting. I may even go out with some friends and have a night of festivities (don't worry, I'll either have someone drive or I'll get a hotel room for the night in case I get a bit tipsy).

I want you to know that I love you Pops. I always will: Every day.

We'll always remember
that special smile,
that caring heart,
that warm embrace,
you always gave us.
You being there
for Mom and us
through good and bad times,
no matter what.
We'll always remember
you Dad because
they'll never be another one
to replace you in our hearts,
and the love we will always
have for you.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Social Media in the Philippines

I found it interesting that in an area of the world such as Asia, it's The Philippines that is literally "front and center" in terms of social media usage.  According to the article "Social Media Front & Center in Manila" (written by Roger Strukhoff), Filipinos send up to "2 billion texts sent per day, the highest percentage of Facebook users in the world, a Twitter audience of 4 million that's growing rapidly-all."  With statistics like these, there should be a large audience to take advantage of business implications.
Let's take a look at this for a moment.  With the amount of social media usage stemming from this country of 90 million, businesses have got to have had an influence in the aforementioned statistics.  Being used in conjunction with a product or service that they're trying to market on social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, this tactic seems to be an effective way to get the message out.
Social Media in the Philippines

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Survey Reports that Many Employers Have Not Implemented Social Media and Networking Policies -
Social Media Changes Practice of Free Speech Rights -

Friday, September 16, 2011

Social Media Changes and Challenges for SEO -