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Let’s Say Thanks to the Troops!

(Thanks to my mother for forwarding this information to me!)

If you go to this web site,, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can’t pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.

How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!!  It is FREE and it only takes a second.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these?  Whether you are for or against the war, our soldiers over there need to know we are behind them.

This takes just 10 seconds and it’s a wonderful way to say thank you.  Please take the time to pass this on for others to do.  We can never say enough thank you’s to our people in uniform.

Thanks for taking to time to support our military!


Puget Sound Papa John’s Donate Profits to Slain Officers’ Families

On Sunday, November 29th, 4 police officers were shot and killed in Lakewood, WA. On Tuesday and Wednesday, December 8th and 9th, every Papa John's Pizza in the Northwest, from Everett south to Lacey, from the Kitsap Peninsula to Snoqualmie, Greater Seattle and the East Side, will donate 100% of all profits to the four families of the slain officers. Please spread the word. In a world where we can’t do enough, we intend to do as much as we can. Help us give back to four families who need your compassion and support now more than ever. Please pass this along to anyone you know in the area.


Setting up my personal site…

I've been working so hard over the past couple months to learn Joomla so I can start making production sites, I thought I'd take a break this evening and get acquainted with WordPress.

Joomla has a much steeper learning curve, but I decided to make that my standard CMS development tool because of the level of flexibility and huge number of extensions available.  (And by the way, for those of you that think Joomla is weak for blogging, I've found a few excellent extensions that make Joomla on par, or even better than, WordPress in that regard.)  I'll put up a post about this later.

That being said, for simple site development, I want to get up to speed on WordPress.  I've spent about 2 hours with it tonight, and I've set up blog sites for my entire family, installed some themes on my own page to play with and installed the ReCaptcha plug-in so I don't get spammed.  Compare that to the couple hundred hours I've invested in Joomla, and you can certainly see the contrast.

I'm in the process of building new sites for Alternative Marketing Connections (my social media marketing company) and SS Barter (the barter exchange I started 3 years ago).  I hope to have those operational by tomorrow.  While we — me and my employees — will use these sites to post blog articles about the businesses, I plan to use this personal blog as a place to post my personal musings, learning experiences, photos, and anything else that doesn't really fit in my company sites.  As those who know me can attest to, at any given moment I have dozens of ideas running around in my head; having a personal site will give me somewhere to get these items on "paper."