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    It’s Back to School Time. Parenting Podcast 5

    Title: It’s Back to School Time.  Parenting Podcast 5

    Date: 8/11/13

    Hello.

    Erica and I sit down to discuss back to school.  It’s our first podcast in some time, so sit back and enjoy.  We promise to record our podcasts much more often.  Feel free to reach out to us with questions/comments/ideas.

    Have a great day!

    Darren & Erica

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    Life Is Too Short

    Evening.

    Hope you have had a good summer so far.  So we’ve all heard that cliché, “Life is too short”.  Well it’s true.  Over the course of the past few months it’s hit me square in the forehead.

    • We went to visit my Wife’s ailing Grandfather. He was sleeping when we got there, so we sat for a bit.  Then I woke him up.  Within a few minutes he fell back to sleep.  Many of you have probably been there before, do you stay or leave?  I woke him up again, and said “we’re going to get going”.  He said quietly, “what’s the rush?”.  We ended up staying for about an hour.  A week later he passed away.  Moral of the story, “Life is too Short”.  Don’t rush through life.
    • About 2 weeks ago was my 20th High School Reunion.  Last year about this time, I volunteered to be on the planning committee. I know, nobody should ever volunteer for something.  🙂 That was an experience in of itself.  Well the 3 day event went off without a hitch.  What I learned from it all is the people who were assholes pretty much stayed assholes.  And, that your friends change.  The people who you “thought” were your friends, are really acquaintances and nothing more.  It takes an effort from both sides to keep that friendship going.  Life is too short to be selfish.
    • Over last 6-8 years my childhood friend and I got back in touch.  On St Patrick’s Day his father, after a long fight, succumbed to prostate cancer.  Knowing that he isn’t on Facebook or other social media I sent an email to a few of our friends.  Not one of them replied with a thanks for a heads up or anything.  I do not believe they even reached out to our friend.  Life is too short to take the 30 secs to reply to an email/text.

    So this post may sound like I’m pissed at some people.  In reality it is around the fact that “Life is too Short”. There is no reason with technology these days, that a simple thanks or acknowledgement would suffice.

    I really haven’t written many blog entries as I have been beyond swamped at my day job since December.  I have also reverted the focus of Myriad Of Ideas back to a blog/podcast site for me.  I tried the commercializing site, and found that the reason why I started it was for fun and to voice my ideas and opinions.  Along with other’s thoughts, opinions, etc.

    So look for more  frequent posts.  From a 3 liner to a few paragraph post.  Also I challenge you to reply or get involved.

     

    Thanks for you time,

    Darren

     

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    Podcast 78: What have you been doing, Andy Zoeller?

    Title: What have you been doing? Andy Zoeller

    Date: 5/30/2013

     

    Hello!

    Today’s podcast guest for the “What have you been doing?” podcast series is Andy Zoeller.   We sit down for a 10 minute conversation, boy time flies! You have probably seen Andy around town!

    Thanks Andy!

    Darren

     

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    Podcast – Hamburg School Board Candidate- Andrew Loeb

    Title: Podcast – Hamburg School Board – Andrew Loeb

    Date Recorded: 5/14/14

     

    I interviewed Andrew during a podcast to discuss his candidacy for Hamburg School Board.  Please take a listen.  Especially if you were not able to make last Wednesday’s meeting.

    Thank you Andrew for you time!
    Darren

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    Podcast – Hamburg School Board Candidate- Cam Hall

    Title: Podcast – Hamburg School Board – Cam Hall

    Date Recorded: 5/9/14

     

    I interviewed Cam during a podcast to discuss his candidacy for Hamburg School Board.  Please take a listen.  Especially if you were not able to make last Wednesday’s meeting.

    Thank you Cam for you time!
    Darren

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    Podcast – Hamburg School Board Candidate- Tom Flynn

    Title: Podcast – Hamburg School Board Candidate- Tom Flynn

    Date Recorded: 5/9/14

     

    I interviewed Tom during a podcast to discuss his candidacy for Hamburg School Board.  Please take a listen.  Especially if you were not able to make last Wednesday’s meeting.

    Thank you Tom for you time!
    Darren

    Podcast – Hamburg School Board Candidate- Kevin Steffan

    Title: Podcast – Hamburg School Board – Kevin Stefan

    Date Recorded: 5/11/14

     

    I interviewed Kevin during a podcast to discuss his candidacy for Hamburg School Board.  Please take a listen.  Especially if you were not able to make last Wednesday’s meeting.

    Thank you Kevin for you time!
    Darren

     

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    Podcast – Hamburg School Board Candidate- Candy Ditkowski

    Title: Podcast – Hamburg School Board – Candy Ditkowski

    Date Recorded: 5/12/14

     

    I interviewed Candy during a podcast to discuss her candidacy for Hamburg School Board.  Please take a listen.  Especially if you were not able to make last Wednesday’s meeting.

    Thank you Candy for you time!
    Darren

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    Top 10 Things not to post on social media

    Top 10 Things not to post on social media

    By: Darren Weinstock, MBA

    Date: 3/23/14

     

    Hello.  Hope all is well.  So we’ve all seen it, a post here or there that makes you go “What?”.  So here’s a quick Top 10 list that will make you think when you are using social media.  You may ask, what is social media?  Well it’s Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, MySpace, Tumblr, YouTube, etc.  Remember past/current/future employers do look at your social media presence!

    Thanks!

    Darren

    Disclaimer: I did not look up the topic of “Top 10 Things not to post on social media” on purpose.  I came up with this list on my own.

     

    1. How much you make.

    2. Your family history.

    3. Religion (negatively about other’s)

    4. How much the world is against you.

    5. Your old job, and how much you despised it.

    6. Your medical history.

    7. Your sex life

    8. Politics in the sense of how bad the “other side” is.

    9. Negative topics about your current/past job(s) .

    10. How much you hate your ex (boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse) or In-Laws.

     

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    There is more to demography than you think (Part 2)

    Title: There is more to demography than you think (Part 2)

    Date: 3/17/14

    Podcast Guest: Justin Buszin, Ph.D.

    By: Darren Weinstock, MBA

     

    Hello.

    Today we discuss how demography is involved in environmental, business, and public health.  You get to see demography through a demographer’s eyes.  Things you may not necessarily think about during your daily lives.

    Thank you Justin for your time!

    Darren

     

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