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Daft Punk earworm alert! I’ve always enjoyed these brief #Socialnomics videos … I like to play them at the beginning of my talks about social media with the newsroom or during student workshops.

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More “imagineering” at home: I replaced our boring lamps in the family room with these magical cherry blossom trees from Big Lots ($70 each).

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Already preparing for Halloween and Christmas …

My latest purchases, both involving light …

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Chauvet BOB LED — for a witch’s cauldron. Not sure how well this will fare outdoors …. will display in bay window if that’s out of the question.

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Light Flurries instant snowflake machine. Reviews are mixed on these machines …. but I got it on clearance, so I’m going to give it whirl. Might look nice out front … if the other lights are too bright, I might set it up to project on the back of the house to give our neighbors a show. And if both fail miserably, I guess I can always throw a disco party.

Here are my witch / gingerbread themes from 2013 …. I plan on building on the same themes every year with new displays, better lighting, etc. Your ideas are welcome!

Salem’s Witch House

Gingerbread house

Filed under Halloween christmas gingerbreadhouse witch

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'Deadly Spin' should be required reading for journalists.
Author Wendell Potter — former CIGNA PR exec — says he turned whistleblower after witnessing the Remote Area Medical clinic in Wise County, Virginia (my backyard). He was always surprised that journalists never challenged the data they released … and reveals the tactics the industry uses to protect their profits.

'Deadly Spin' should be required reading for journalists.

Author Wendell Potter — former CIGNA PR exec — says he turned whistleblower after witnessing the Remote Area Medical clinic in Wise County, Virginia (my backyard). He was always surprised that journalists never challenged the data they released … and reveals the tactics the industry uses to protect their profits.

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One of my “imagineering” attempts at home ….. here’s just one nook. The garden fairies are protesting today’s snow.

One of my “imagineering” attempts at home ….. here’s just one nook. The garden fairies are protesting today’s snow.