10 Years Later.
History, Random |
September 11, 2011

10 Years Later.

10 years. I can’t believe it has been 10 years. It alternately shocks me and makes me feel old. You don’t realize how old you are until you get the reminders, the landmarks, the moments for which we measure our life. Two years ago, on the eighth anniversary of 9/11, I wrote my story of the events that happened that day. My experiences. Oh my experiences in Jacksonville, Florida pale in comparison to my friends who were in NYC or the families who lost loved ones but it is my experience. A......

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Is New Media Mainstream?

This was written for an online publication and never published so I thought I would share it with my wonderful blog readers! Enjoy… I hope! Is New Media Mainstream? By Talia Davis They say you know technology isn’t ‘cool’ anymore when your parents join. I have to admit, it was interesting to become ‘friends’ with my dad on Facebook but, overall, I feel that theory is incorrect. Facebook and Twitter may not be ‘edgy’ any more or reserved for us early adopters but I think the world at large is better for......

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Eluling… How To Start Fresh Every Year

The beginning of this secular month coincided with the beginning of the new Jewish month. Now that doesn’t always happen and isn’t very common but causes a bit of confusion among the secular community when it does.  But that is neither here nor there. This new month is called Elul. People talk about Elul being the last month of the year, before Rosh Hashanah comes in to begin our new year. However, that is not quite correct either. Here’s a funny trick about the Hebrew year. Our big new year’s celebration (think......

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Foot Savers
PR & Marketing, Random |
September 01, 2011

Foot Savers

Okay, so first off I have to say this. Dr. Scholl’s is not paying me for this endorsement however, I am a BzzAgent and I receive these products to try and talk about. I received a pair of Dr.Scholl’s for Her: High Heel Insoles to try along with some coupons to share. I had my doubts. I have tried these kinds of things before. They never made much of a difference, in fact, they just caused pain in my shoes. I slipped these into the one pair of shoes that I have......

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Finding Balance In Forgiveness, Bliss In Pure Happiness

I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness and bliss and balance lately. You find those moments where the world seems off kilter or flying past you. When we work all the time or rush through our lives, it can be hard to find the balance. And then last night I was saying the nightly prayers, the bedtime Sh’ma… just like I always do… every night… and I started to pay attention, again, to the words I was saying. You see when you read something every night it begins to become rote… easy…......

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Two Cool Jews Being Cool Jews in Soho

I have two amazing friends. Okay, I set myself up for that one. I have many cool friends but today I want to talk about two in particular. I met Esty and Dovi Scheiner what feels like a million years ago. Dovi’s brother is a rabbi in Colorado who my family is close with and I met them at a bar mitzvah. It is Dovi’s sister-in-law Chani as well as Esty and Dovi themselves that I have to thank for my amazing spiritual journey into Orthodox Judaism and Chabad in particular. I......

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The Negative Online Experience

This post is slightly different from yesterday’s blog. Yesterday, I talked about a message I received on Yelp in response to some feedback that I left. I pointed out that it was a very positive experience and the business owner genuinely appreciated the feedback and wanted me to come back and try their business again. Today I want to talk about our 24 second attention span/news-cycle and the advent of mean online commenting, either anonymously or through features like Facebook Connect. Have you read any controversial news article online lately? Ever make......

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Positive Use of Online Feedback

This is part one of a two-part series. Interestingly enough, I have experienced both the positive and negative side of online feedback in the same day! Let’s start with the positive and figure out some takeaways. I am very active online and one of my favorite activities is reviewing restaurants and businesses on Yelp. I like to be honest about my experiences both good and bad but I am never nasty. I attempt to provide true and accurate feedback without being mean. I know that the business owner doesn’t always feel that......

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Some People Are Just Real

Knowing that my blog is read widely and open to everyone, I definitely keep certain things to myself. Sometimes there are amazing and fun or sad and upsetting things that you just don’t want to share. I have been keeping one of those (positive ones) to myself lately and have decided it was time to share. 🙂 I have been chatting with Mayim Bialik (of Blossom and Big Bang Theory fame) since April or May. It’s very cool. She came to Colorado to hear the Maccabeats play the Boulder Jewish Festival and......

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Obituary for CeCe Davis

Cece Davis, known to her friends as CeCe the Civic, was born in 1996 in Japan. She passed away June 14, 2011 at 9:05 am in Denver, Colorado. The final cause of death was found to be a defective distributor cap, shot spark plugs and ignition wires, however, CeCe had been suffering many illnesses for a long time. At her death, she was bald (front two tires only), a badge which she wore proudly as those were her winter tires she still holding on to. Cece’s long and illustrious life began in......

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