Category: Thoughts and Observations

Interesting and Odd Wildflowers of British Columbia

There are very many different types of wildflowers along the west coast of British Columbia (also including farther north and south). Some are just interesting to look at because they are unique and beautiful. Others have medicinal properties and/or are edible. They have long-standing uses by the native aboriginal peoples, and it is estimated that

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Self-Employment Idea – Information Gathering Survey!

I am now venturing into the unknown abyss of being a self-employed technical writer and web content consultant and editor. In addition to working for clients as a technical writer, web content editor and offering audio transcription services, I will also be offering a whole suite of Web and SEO / Social Media products and

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The Puppy Dog Close

Earlier this year, I was reading a book called “The 4-hour Workweek” (by Timothy Ferriss), and I came across an interesting sales technique called “The Puppy Dog Close”. Basically, this sales technique is used if someone wants to buy something, but they are hesitant.  An example of this would be when the salesperson at a

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Fun with Google Insights!

I enjoy statistics, and so I thought I would try putting some search terms into Google Insights to see if any interesting trends popped up.  Keep in mind that Google Insights only has data from 2004 onwards. You can check out Google Insights here:   http://www.google.com/insights/search/# Dancing with the Stars: I thought shows like Dancing

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