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The Eric Smith Madrigal Singers 20th Anniversary Performance

Once upon a time, in a place called Jacksonville, Florida, named for Andrew Jackson, who never set foot anywhere within it’s broad city limits, there were a city councilman, a bureaucrat, a semi-retired jazz festival producer and two telecommunications executives who had too much time on their hands. As they watched the pages of Jacksonville history turning, it occurred to them that many…

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Russian Christmas Music – January 16, 1971

By Scott Westerman “Music,” wrote Longfellow, “Is the universal language of mankind.” On a winter’s night in 1971, we spoke that language as one spiritual entity. We dropped our shields and revealed our best, most authentic selves. And for a few moments in time, fear, uncertainty and doubt fell away as music transformed us into best people we could ever…

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This Holiday Be Grateful For Those Who Serve

By Scott Westerman Listen to an audio version of this message. I marvel at our men and women in uniform. These days, it’s hard to get kids to make this a career, so I have a particular appreciation for those who have dedicated themselves to protecting our way of life for decades. They must work, even on the days we do…

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America is Beautiful

I stopped drinking Coca Cola over a year ago. Not because I didn’t like it. In fact, I have been a Coca Cola enthusiast since junior high. I used to select restaurants based on whether or not they served Coke. I just decided I didn’t need the sugar. Tonight, Colleen and I went out to dinner to celebrate her return…

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Love Notes From a Stay At Home Dad

There is no tougher job than parenting. It’s hard work and you never know how well you did it until it’s too late to do anything about it.

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How we used to spend snow days.. and how we’ll spend this one..

By Scott Westerman If you’re like most of us in Michigan, your primary assignment for today is to stay warm and stay inside! What will you do with your snow day? What we used to do..

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A Galaxy of Functionality: Samsung gives the iPhone a run for it’s money

Here’s my mini-review of the Samsung Galaxy Note SCH-1605. Chris Horner turned me onto this amazing device and, in short, if it weren’t for my unlimited ATT data plan and iMessage, I would be jettisoning my beloved iPhone. The Note is easier to read, and just enough smaller than an iPad mini to really work well as both a telephone…

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How to create a memorable stump speech

By Scott Westerman Being able to articulate a message in a way that moves people is half science and half art. And it’s a learned skill. Here are some tips on creating a memorable stump speech. The first thing to figure out is what behavior you want your stump speech to generate. Is it a call to action or just…

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The soundtrack of your life

417 disks. Just over 45,000 tracks. From WLS to KHJ. From WVIC to WITL. From WPAG to WAAM. From WBZ to KDKA. From WABC to CHUM. From Great Britain to Peru. Inside these Jewel cases you’ll find acapellas and sonovoxes, countdowns and commercials and thousands and thousands and thousands of the short logos that defined the brand of your favorite radio…

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Ten Fundamentals for Changing the World

From the Positivity Blog.

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