Baseball great Harmon Killebrew gives up cancer fight -
I remember watching this guy on TV when I was a kid, and pretending to be him when we were out playing. I totally respect his decision to throw in the towel, but it’s sad all the same.
www.newmediarules.com - My main site for my public relations agency, which specializes in the auction industry.
www.newmediarules.net - My blog about how to communicate more effectively, with an emphasis on best ways to use different media.
Carl’s Lost & Found - This page. Mainly a holding place for personal stuff that’s too long for Twitter or Facebook. There’s no theme at all; just whatever doesn’t fit elsewhere. (Really make you want to jump right in, doesn’t it?)
www.carterspens.com - On weekends, I clear my mind by sniffing sawdust. I love building furniture and turning fine wood pens on my lathe. I keep the furniture or give it to my kids, but I sell the pens to support my sawdust habit.
Somebody tell Newt that you use Twitter to point to mainstream media, not the reverse.
Don't put the tools ahead of communications basics
For the past week, we’ve worried about what would happen when the painters reached the point on the stoop where these doves were nesting. As Kathy drove off this morning, she said a prayer for them. The painter gently moved the nest to the side, and the mother flew off. After painting, he put the nest back in its place, and as soon as he was gone, the mother was back sitting on her eggs.
Yes, the impending flood along the Mississippi will cause extensive damage, but nobody should die unless they’re incredibly stupid. Yet, CNN is focused on it nonstop, continuing to ignore us in Alabama as we bury the dead who didn’t have the luxury of a disaster that telegraphs its intentions days in advance.
Once we got knocked off the news by the assassination of Osama bin Laden, I guess we fell off the map entirely.
Link to opt out on "behavioral advertising" -
If you just don’t like the idea of advertising companies rummaging around through your browser history to decide what ads to show you, this link will let you opt out. One important thing: You MUST do it on every browser you use on each computer, so if you use Chrome, Firefox, Safari or (ugh) Explorer on various sites, you need to go to this link in each of them. But you can do them all in two to three minutes.
Bethel Baptist Church has set up a “work board” where storm survivors can list what they need, and they’re sending out crews to address specific needs. The number to call if you’re willing to help is 205-238-4195.
Here are some specific needs identified by Bethel:
Van Phillips, who’s been hauling supplies out to Pleasant Grove, says the folks out at Pleasant Grove United Methodist have set up their gymnasium as a store, with food, diapers, personal items, and clothes. Right now, they need people more than supplies. Call Mike Linholm, 205-915-4189. If you want to just show up, they can probably put you to work sorting the supplies and organizing the store.The church is at 452 9th Avenue North, Pleasant Grove. Obviously, there are no street signs, but at least the tornado didn’t blow out the GPS satellites.
Don’t quit collecting; just don’t deliver any more to that point for a few days. But they need some help. I don’t have a contact number but will pass one along when I get it.