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Soon to be bigger, better than ever….

February 11, 2012

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Big things are happening behind-the-scenes at The Ben Franklin Follies. Stay tuned for the main feature. This site was just a preview.

A Cat in Gloves

November 21, 2011

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A cat in gloves catches no mice. — Ben Franklin from an issue of Poor Richard’s Almanack. This may be my favorite of all the aphorisms compiled and published by Ben in Poor Richard’s Almanack. And, thusly: “A cat in gloves catches no mice” marks the launch of a new Monday feature on The Ben […]

Tigers

October 30, 2011

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I was born in the year of the Tiger. This week’s Sunday Sign pays homage to my alma mater, Russellville High School, home of the Golden Tigers. According to Chinese philosophy, the motto of the Tiger is, “I Win.” Although I don’t buy into the astrology thing, it’s interesting that, according to Chinese astrology, the […]

Words Without Deeds

August 25, 2011

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Last Friday I drove down to Tuscaloosa for a concert by My Morning Jacket, Neko Case and Phosphorescent. Proceeds from the show went to the United Way Tuscaloosa tornado relief fund. Before the show, the musicians toured the path of the tornado and saw the destruction first hand. Neko Case posted this photo via Twitter. […]

Farewell, Summer

August 21, 2011

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The calendar says today is August 21, 2011. As I write this sentence, the clock says it’s 6:22 p.m.  The almanac and calendars mark the beginning of fall with the Autumnal Equinox which, this year, occurs in the Northern Hemisphere on September 23 at 5:05 a.m. (EDT). Despite all the official rules to the contrary, […]

Patience, Grasshopper

July 16, 2011

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We cannot know the future. And we must not fear the unknown. Fear is the only darkness.

Alabama Social Media Association: The Junto for Social Media

July 12, 2011

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Earlier this year, several of my friends and professional acquaintances recognized the need for a professional organization committed to sharing knowledge and best practices in the realm of social media for business and nonprofit purposes. They showed initiative and established the Alabama Social Media Association, Inc., or ALsocme, for short. One of Benjamin Franklin’s greatest […]