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GIVEIT100.com

GIVEIT100.com

The give it 100 days pilot project was at least partially responsible for better confidence and higher self-esteem. Although YouTube recently deleted the archive, these are some written blogs for those 100 days.

My Mother

My Mother

Today is October 27th. A day some sons would remember, if it was the day their mother died, but I'll probably forget in time. I don't remember the date that my father died. I didn't really mourn their deaths. It's different situation when you say goodbye to family members who don't remember who you are. You tend to reach deep into your memory,...

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Prime Time Crime School

Prime Time Crime School

One of the things I noticed about the CSI series of TV shows, was how they like to use situations from the news, and mix their murder mysteries into new and creative stories. Quite frequently, I find myself wondering how this effects the real crime world. They've touched on a few stories I'm sure some people would be much happier if they had not....

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Two Minute Warning

Two Minute Warning

Your soup is ready... but it's not. The microwave Macaroni and Cheese you can smell just beeped - but wait. I am blogging about this exact situation while I am forced to wait that extra two minutes after my food has taunted me. It's beeped the ready warning bell, but the box says no. I must not eat it yet. I must wait. I hate that wait. It's not...

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Infinity +2

Infinity +2

I am about to watch the third episode of Forever. Before I start with the traditional dead body reveal scene, I wanted to acknowledge the overall change I'm witnessing in the new series television dramas this year.  At least in the few I've watched so far, they seem to be throwing us the character back stories right away. They feel rushed to get...

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The ABCS of Me

The ABCS of Me

One of the popular things that happens on Facebook from time to time, is your friends start posting lists and forwarding them. They also try to force you to do the same.  I have a policy to not do anything on Facebook that a status post dared me or even asked me to do. However I do often enjoy these kind of list posting because it lets me get to...

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Memories of Dad

Memories of Dad

Every once in awhile when I'm watching a television show, and my mind thinks ahead and figures out how it's going to end, it makes me remember my dad. My memories of him have pride attached. Like a good son, I looked up to him, and respected how smart he was, and how he could solve any problem with a home made solution. In retrospect, neither of...

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Who Done Whodunnit?

Who Done Whodunnit?

I found myself watching another episode of an old show I'm not proud to admit to; Whodunnit. As is often the case, I find myself thinking about TV on two or more different levels. I can enjoy a show for it's plot, or acting, or other ideas. I often explain my multi-level thinking to others, as if I am my own DVD commentary. I think about the...

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Even Bad Magic is Magical

Even Bad Magic is Magical

For the first time ever, a magician won America's big summer talent show; America's Got Talent. Judge Howard Stern has been campaigning for more than three years on his morning Sirius Satellite radio show for America to vote more for variety acts than singers. Like me, he is disturbed that a gigantic talent show featuring lots of acts in a wide...

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The Highlander – 2014 Doctor Edition

The Highlander – 2014 Doctor Edition

A few summers ago,  during the slow summer season when hardly anything new is on TV, I started binge watching The Highlander series every day on one of those obscure higher package cable channels. I have always been a fan of time travel stories, and although immortals are not technically the same as time travellers, the similarity in story was...

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Pauseandblog: Scorpion

Pauseandblog: Scorpion

I'm watching the premier episode of Scorpion as I write this. http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2419510784/tt3514324?ref_=tt_ov_I It's a federal agent crime drama where the lead characters are a group of super smart, uniquely talented under 30 year old nerds, recruited by an old, wrinkle face, loud fed. I've just hit pause part way though, so I don't...

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Madam Secretary of Quahog

Madam Secretary of Quahog

It's new TV week. I sat down this evening to watch and review the new network TV show about Mrs. Clinton called Madam Secretary. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3501074/ It's probably not really about Hilary although the main star looks a lot like a younger version of Mrs. Clinton,  complete with a similar, but not identical hair style. I think we...

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Magnetic Chereos

Magnetic Chereos

I've been watching more YouTube videos than regular television this summer. Tonight I was watching a two part episode of the educational video series; Vertasium. In week one, he showed a number of science physics things. The one I'm writing about first, was the sequence where a a magnet is used to pull a piece of cereal around in a bowl of water....

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Robot Chicken Social School

Robot Chicken Social School

Sometimes, educational TV takes a different approach. It teaches us important life lessons, and helps us socialize. There is a TV show on every night that I strongly recommend everyone watches. Each episode is only 15 minutes, but the lessons it delivers is essential to a person's pop culture education. Robot Chicken is an amazing tool. It is a...

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Blogging

Blogging

I've always liked my writing style. It's sort of like the way I talk. It is something I do that I'm proud of, and there are not so many things in my life like that. However, I also don't seem to be able to do anything serious with it. I made a pledge to write a blog post every day, and failed. I missed multiple days, and even skipped a few of my...

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Friends I haven’t met yet.

Friends I haven’t met yet.

In general, strangers don't talk to each other.  Few ever strike up a random conversation with me. It almost never happens, so I am never sure how they react when I start one with them.  It's funny, because in my life, I have trouble starting conversations with people. I am seldom the ice breaker at a party. I'm much happier when you start the...

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Post-A-Day

Post-A-Day

When I first started my Giveit100.com project in January of 2014, it was a great motivator of creativity and energy at a time in my life when I needed it. Through the process of making 100 consecutive 10 second videis everyday, with follow up YouTube videos, I found a purpose, and a new community if fruends/fans. SShortly after that, I created a...

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