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Monthly Archives: June 2014
I have a tendency to make people cry. I don't set out to do it – and it's not because I'm being mean to people. The tears are unusually ones of relief – and, sometimes, a little bit of joy.
For reasons I can't explain, when I talk to people – even total strangers – I have a way of getting to the truth. It's never from asking private questions. I just seem to have a way of asking the right questions; the ones that make people really think about what they want out of their
As a journalist, I'm always the ones asking the questions. So it's quite a change when the tables are turned. Recently, Toby Jenkins from Bluewire Media interviewed me for the podcast he co-hosts with Adam Franklin, "Web Marketing That Works".
Toby competed in water polo in the 2004 Olympics. While he used to dominate in the pool (that's him in the picture at the Olympics against Spain), he is now (along with Adam) rocking the world of business with Bluewire
Many of you know that I have a number of pets. Five to be exact. And judging by the number of pet photos that I feature on this blog, it's easy to assume that I've been an animal lover from way back.
To tell you the truth, that's not the case. When I was younger, I never had a remote affinity with animals or pets. I was never that enamoured with visiting people if they had a dog. Wasn't fond of cats. Just not into it.
Then Rex came into my life.
Not only did