A Life-Long Fight

Great Post and Insight. Really liked the tone of the piece… Made it stand out. Great Job.

Ewan MacKenna


Reared in a UDA stronghold Carl Frampton is, by some distance, Ireland’s best chance of a world title next year. Sportswriter of the Year Ewan MacKenna spent the day with him in Tiger’s Bay, the Belfast enclave he is changing with every punch.

TUCKED tight under a woolly hat, Carl Frampton’s mind is all over the place as the weather’s icy fingers claw at the morning air. First off, he can’t find where to validate his parking ticket and when he finally does, he loses it on the way to the car. Inside, his two-year-old daughter’s toy guitar is making an almighty racket in the back seat and he doesn’t know how to stop it. Later he’s to celebrate his fiancée’s birthday and between then and now there’s some sparring to get through. These short trips home to Belfast from his training base across the water are taking their toll…

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Let’s Talk About Facebook, Shall We?

Very Interesting Things we ALL think of FB.

Oh for the love of...me

I’ll admit it…I’m a defender of Facebook. I like it. I like seeing pictures of my grandkids and keeping up with what is going on with them. I like keeping up on the lives of my friends and what their grandchildren are doing. I like the positive news items and the helpful way it reaches out to millions of people at a moments notice. I like finding friends from way back when and touching base again…not enough to actually make an effort to get together or anything but I’m nosy…I like knowing what’s going on in the world.

But I’m finding there’s no real “etiquette” when it comes to Facebook. It’s kind of anonymous…but not really. We’re not face to face so you don’t have to see my initial reaction to your post and I have time to think about how I’m going to (or not going to respond). Kind…

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The 42nd Street Hawker

Very Vivid Descriptive Writing. Just like the whole piece altogether. Like the afterthought as well. How Many people Can relate to that? It’s much easier to not elaborate on such oversight.

sketching a story


Author’s Note: This essay received honorable mention in Notre Dame Magazine’s 2013 Young Alumni Essay contest. It was first published at magazine.nd.edu.

I have walked past Geoff nearly every day for a year.

After getting off the bus in Midtown Manhattan, I need to cut two avenues east and seven blocks north. I always choose the path that goes down 42nd Street that passes Geoff.

Forty-second Street at 9 a.m. is one of the black diamonds of New York terrain. Commuters and tourists alike unload from buses at Port Authority — the busiest bus terminal in the world — and mix like oil and water on the streets. They mostly move in one direction, streaming through the city’s concrete arteries towards Times Square, its thumping heart.

I hit my stride as I walk down 42nd, expertly swimming through the crowds, spying then slipping into open pockets of space…

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Picking The Right Company (Business Model)


We will compare two micro-cap companies in this session of “STOCK SCHOOL”. Today’s idea involves picking a company that has a healthy business model and is practical. This is the most basic of all OUR strategies but can save thousands of dollars and hours of regrets.


ELAY (eLayaway, Inc.) has been under the radar for quite some time now, today the company cashed out at 0.0008 (a 100% gain for the day). A little closer look shows the stock at 1.5 cents about 9 months ago. The Florida based group specializes in payment/ retail technology. A quick trip to eLayawayMALL .com and you are introduced to some of your favorite products from known retailers and brands. The merchandise is broken down into a customized payment schedule. Sounds Good? Wrong. Several reasons make this stock sour:  one, consumers are making a payment on a payment schedule for a product they have not received yet, thus their incentive to pay is diminished. Two, interested parties are paying eLayaway, Inc. processing fees to broker the deal between the customer and the retailer, and not receiving a guarantee on the product ( the site offers no rain checks or product guarantees). Finally, with the availability of in-store credit cards offered by most merchants the business idea of eLayaway is not practical. From a investors standpoint oneMUST   consider the most simplest variables about the business.  In this case the business model is already a red flag because it isn’t an idea I would invest CAPITAL into. If the business doesn’t seem like it will make money then stay away.

NPWZ (Neah Power Systems, Inc.) has been a favorite for some time now for several reasons. The Washington State based technology developer offers powerful, practical device power solutions; at an affordable price. NPWZ is offering product technology BEYOND its name. This means the product lines and innovations it has made are MAKING a name for the company, it is UNDERVALUED. As a micro-cap investor you want a company that has the potential to connect dots and yield exponential growth. In this case NPWZ is trading at 0.04 a share, with great volume and several other investing fundamentals we will go over in later articles. So with a 0.04 share value matched with the company’s product lines in general make NPWZ a healthy pick. What pushes this company over the edge is that it offers an exclusive line of “buzz bar” products that can power devices in emergency situations or when power isn’t available. This makes NPWZ a power buy because several things can happen to the company’s stock because of its product advancements. It will always be a gamble to put any money into stocks or the micro-cap investment markets, but we can increase our chances of profitability by using several effective investing strategies outlined in our “STOCK SCHOOL”.

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Don’t Undermine Your Comment with a Plug

Sharing your comments is essential to any web operation. You give the author and other readers feedback to reaffirm content, and provide a splash in the blogging ecosystem.. GOOD POST

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We talk a lot about commenting — why it’s important, what makes a good comment, how to moderate a vibrant comments section.

There’s one surefire way to get your comment ignored or worse, deleted: leaving a shameless plug. If you’re going to take the time to visit others’ blogs and press the “comment” button, avoid this basic mistake.

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