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Outpost Gypsy Tree: The South Portal

“Outpost Gypsy Tree: The South Portal” by Dottie Graham brings back the light travelers we first met in “Outpost Gypsy Tree: The North Portal”. Charged with clearing The South Portal in this second book in the series, Drew Megan Campbell and the rest of “the appointed hands of the innocent” gather at the Outpost for…
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Where Secrets Lie

Where Secrets Lie by D.S. Butler My rating: 5 of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed the story with all it’s twists and turns. Unraveling all the mysteries surrounding a man’s disappearance thirty years earlier was fascinating. The case begins when an old man takes a stumble down a set of stairs. The old man telling…
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A New Destination = A New You!

Have you ever felt like a hamster on a treadmill? Working hard in every direction and going nowhere. If you do, it’s time to step back and re-evaluate. My re-evaluation led me to talking with a coach. I took an assessment and read several inspiring publications. I learned some things about myself. This journey has…
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Phone Calls from Google

  Hi there! There’s a scam that has been operating for a while whereby the victim gets an unsolicited phone call from someone claiming to be with Google. The scammer will say they are calling because they need to update the business’ Google Listing (or something like that). Don’t fall for it! Google isn’t calling…
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As part of Google’s push to a more secure Internet, they will being warning users of sites that are Non-HTTPS (aka, SSL) when they release version 56 of the Chrome browser. It’s scheduled to be pushed out around January 31. They will initially push this warning when a user visits a Non-HTTPS page that collects…
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Review and Reset 2017

As 2017 gets underway we need to look back over the past before we can move forward. We learn from our past and it shapes how we perceive the future and the things that happen. This past year has been a transition year for me, both personally and professionally. My youngest went off to college.…
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What’s to know about Social Media

∫  Social Marketing is now a critical need for businesses of all sizes. Businesses are behind the times and losing potential customers if they don’t have a social marketing strategy. ∫  Social media sites have very different demographics. You should target the right audiences for your product or service. Focus on the audiences that impact your business. Would…
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Are you confused about SSL?

    While a little boring, businesses need to understand the different types of SSL certificates with internet security being such a hot button right now. So here goes… There are three primary types:  Domain Validated (DV), Organizationally Validated (OV) and Extended Validation (EV). There are also Wildcard and SAN (Subject Alternative Names) certificates. Domain…
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Lessons from Noah’s Ark

    One:  Don’t miss the boat. Two:  Remember that we are all in the same boat. Three:   Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. Four:   Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big. Five:  Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that…
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Do you network?

If you aren’t networking, you are losing business. Networking is uncomfortable for a lot of people but it is a necessary evil if you want to promote or grow your business. Not only can you meet potential clients – you can meet new suppliers, too! While I’m not an expert at networking, I have learned…
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