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I'll be in San Francisco the last week of May, and I was thinking it would be cool to meet some like-minded people that read Tynan's blog.
I was thinking about meeting up at the Yerba Buena Gardens location of Samovar on Wednesday, May 27th from 6-8pm.
If you guys have any other suggestions, feel free to met me know.
I get a kick out of some of the names of websites on the internet. When I first saw the name Yahoo, and a cute commercial, it immediately stuck in my mind. It seems like it would be easy to come up with one of these names until you start trying.
I remember this blog site because I have never met a person named Tynan. If the site would have been named Mike or John, then I would have maybe remembered it, but also had some bad memories of people with those names and passed right through it.
Even if you have the luck of coming up with a great name, you have to add some great content and marketing with it. For instance, "The Geek Squad" is a great name and easy to remember. When I had a computer virus, it was the first name that popped into my head to get my computer fixed. When I went to Best Buy to visit The Geek Squad, I wasn't impressed with their knowledge. They pretty much ran the computer through a mix of programs that were created by someone else. Which lead me to believe they were not super smart computer geniuses.
In fact, any business that adds the following words to their name make me skeptical: Genius, Experts, Superstars, Award Winning, Best, Superior, etc. These words kind of set them up for customers to expect greatness, and when they don't deliver they get a bad reputation.
I like the name of my website: www.ChiliDogTags.com It doesn't promise anything to anyone in just the name itself. I had to laugh when I saw competitor websites named Overnighttags and Fasttags. The expectation is your going to receive your product in one day, and that doesn't always happen.
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Yesterday there was a protest in 200 cities for raising the minimum wage. My city had a few dozen people march around a few government buildings and then culminate the rally at a McDonalds restaurant. They held signs that read: "$15.00 an hour is a start".
I didn't attend the rally. I read about it in the newspaper. The same people that organized the protest also organize almost every other protest in our city. They recently had a protest called "Black Lives Matter" and "Hands Up, Don't Shoot". They have also done a few Anti-Israel protests about the wars, and did a local version of Occupy Wall Street a few years ago.
In this article about yesterday's protest, the reporter had interviewed a few people. Two of the people stated they are working Fast Food jobs for minimum wage, and that they can't live on that amount. They said they are single parents with more than 3 children to support. They argued that the minimum wage is not a "Living Wage".
I feel bad that people are in poor circumstances. I realize that everyone needs a place to live and food to eat. Also, each person has to make choices in life and take responsibility for their choices. If people were better at making wise decisions and can play out in their mind how things may turn out when they are given a choice.
For instance, if you make the choice to have children, then you have to accept that there will be less time to work, advance your career, and more expenses. If you choose to have children with a irresponsible person that will leave you broke and with a baby, you will be in a financial rut. If you have no support system (family/friends) because you want to run around and do whatever you want, then you will be on an island by yourself when problems pop up.
A month or so ago, I happened upon a perfectly good piano at a local yard sale. We’d been planning to get a piano for the family, and as yard sales only last a day, this opportunity pressed the issue. The family selling it was moving and needed it gone fast, so we picked it up for a deal.
There was just one problem: it was completely out of tune. So bad, in fact, that we couldn’t play it at all in the middle.
My original plan was to get everyone good old fashioned piano lessons once it was tuned, but my kids don’t think that way. Instead, the day I brought it home, X went onto YouTube and started learning how to play songs that interested him. The Super Mario theme song, Tetris theme song, Happy Birthday. This inspired the girls to look up favorite pop songs on YouTube and they began to play as well. Everything was either in a very low, or very high octave, but music had broken into our house, and there was no stopping it.
From the minute we got it, our house felt more like a home. As if CONTINUE READING
The news has been inundated with coverage of riots in impoverished communities. Years ago, it was L.A. with the Rodney King incident. This year we have had incidents in Ferguson, Mo, Florida, NY City, and now Baltimore. These low income areas are comprised of mostly minority citizens. The communities are known for extremely poor public schools, crime, drugs, single moms raising kids without dads in the support picture, and unemployment.
I read a study that stated the Dads are somewhere in the picture. They do some activities with their children it stated. And, some of those activities involved the children visiting Dad in prison.
I don't think I have to list all the challenges that these communities face because most everyone can imagine what those challenges are. If a person doesn't have a degree in a particular subject matter or had a poor education, it may exclude them from doing a lot of positions in the workforce. Although, it doesn't mean they don't have a strong work ethic.
I will cut to the chase here. Entrepreneurship is one answer to allowing people to help themselves "pull themselves up by the boot straps". There needs to be startup funding and business mentors/training in these areas. This is happening, albeit on a unnoticed scale in my opinion.
My city, Richmond, Virginia, has more than its share of poverty and communities that are in these conditions. Luckily, we have numerous non-profit groups that are working very hard to make changes. One of these groups is named www.unboundrva.org This group assists people in poverty to begin a new career in entrepreneurship. So far the results have been great. I have offered my assistance to a couple of the people who may want a website and marketing help.
My wife and I lived out of our 1996 Winnebago Rialta last year quite a bit. We put solar panels, a charge controller, some decent AGM batteries, etc. in it. The transmission died, however, and we just don't have the cash on-hand to get it fixed.
It's stuck in a driveway in the Bay Area in California.
For $3k, you can have it, as long as you come and haul it off, or cover expenses to do so. The title is clean.
Full disclosure: we haven't officially determined that the problem is the transmission, though that's what people in the know have told us. The engine starts, but the car won't move forward or backwards.
I live in the South. The city I live in was once the Capital of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. My city has dozens of monuments for Confederate Generals, as well as many schools named for them and streets. The years after the Civil War these men were revered for their courage and bravery. They were defending their homes and land against a government that wanted to dictate to them. They were viewed by many as heroes because they fought and died for "The Cause".
The views of these men is decidedly different these days. One side still sees these men as heroes that was the biggest battle fought against the government by its citizens. While others view the war as a way to continue slavery.
Who are today's heroes?
I can list the professions that I think have lost touch of their purpose and goals for being heroes.
1. Police Officer: This is supposed to be a "Peace Officer". The news has seen a lot of abuses by Police on innocent victims. The rest of the Police have to root out the behavior, but it will be a tough row to hoe because many of the top leaders in the police are unwilling to change.
I'm going to write a post about my ongoing campaign to learn all major languages every time I finish another one. As I've written before, my goal is to complete the Pimsleur courses for every language I'm interested in, which is approximately 25 of them. Each course is thirty to ninety days long.
I just finished Arabic last night. It was easily the toughest language I've tackled on Pimsleur. There were some lessons where I felt totally lost, but then I'd always catch up within a lesson or two. Most other languages I'd feel caught up pretty much all the time.
Arabic was so difficult that I'm not really sure how much I got out of the thirty days. After thirty days of Romanian I could actually function at a minimal level in Romania. I'm not sure I could say the same about Arabic.
On the other hand, I watched Benny Lewis' 45 day Arabic progress video and I could understand almost the entire conversation. He had a bigger vocabulary, maybe by 50-100%, but our grammatical understanding seemed roughly equivalent, and I think my pronunciation is significantly better. That's a pretty strong testimonial for Pimsleur considering how much work Benny puts into language learning.
The marginal benefit of going from zero knowledge to some knowledge is pretty impressive. I've spoken a tiny bit of Arabic with the owner of my local grocery store as well as a clerk at a drug store. They were both really excited that I spoke any at all.