Warning! Not watching tv can hurt you

Pop culture is easily dismissed, which is why television is easily dismissed. But pop culture is a huge part of who we are as a group of people. When we don’t know what’s going on on television, we don’t know what’s going on with many of the people around us. Television is influencing their political decisions, their purchasing decisions, their modes of thinking. Understanding this is important.

I talked about this at an Ignite presentation. The presentation is about 5 minutes long.

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How to take charge of meeting new people

This is largely attitude. If you want to meet new people, and you don’t live someplace too remote for internet (since you’re reading this, I assume you don’t), you can take charge of meeting new people.

I know this sounds impossible to some people. And like a platitude to others. But it’s true. Keep in mind that, growing up, I had no idea how to meet people. None. And I was in public schools with fair sized classes. I was in Girl Scouts. I was in the city choir. I was “meeting” people all the time, but the meetings didn’t count, didn’t matter because I didn’t know how to make them stick. Continue reading


head and shoulder image of Tam FragerIt’s a new year, and with that I’m starting a new blog. I know, there are millions of blogs out there, so why start another one?  Well, that’s the wonderful thing about the internet — there’s room for everyone, and it’s likely that  something I say will strike a chord for someone.

So what is the point of my blog?

I want people to connect.  I see so many people, every day, who wish they knew how to reach out to another person, or who wish someone would reach out to them. Everyone is lonely sometimes, and we all need other people. This blog is meant to help people learn to make those connections.
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