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Are You Talking To Me?

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 4, 2011

The advent of text messaging, social networks, and smartphones seem to have had an impact on how much people actually talk to each other face to face. Many people have gone strictly to other forms of communication limiting their actual one on one, in the flesh contact with people to a minimum.

At a coffee shop, I observed people sitting at tables together. There was very little actual conversation by those who had some kind of device such as a phone, laptop, IPad. Their concentration was focused on the device. They were just tapping away while sitting across the table from one another.... (more)

Tags: facebook, relationships, social networks, texting, conversation, email, smartphones, talking

In The Dance

By Deborah Horton, published on Jan 4, 2011

Several spots for the NFL playoffs have yet to be decided as I write this blog, but some spots are already secured. Several teams have already gotten their tickets and are in the dance leading up to the big show.

In the AFC, the Patriots are the top of the league and have locked up their division and home field advantage. Tom Brady and the Patriots at home in the playoffs is not something many other teams want to see, but see it they shall. The road to the Super Bowl goes through Foxboro once again. The Patriots were all but written off at the beginning of the season and then again... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, playoffs, falcons, super bowl, patriots

Hall Of Fame 2011

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 31, 2010

There are 33 players eligible to be selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on January 5. This year the steroid issue intensified even more and more and more it is affecting how the votes are cast. Whereas Hall of Fame votes used to center on stats now there is a lot more to consider and a lot of it in the murky depths of speculation. While some players should never be in the hall in my opinion, still others shouldn’t be kept out just on the “taint” alone of when they played and the possibility that they may have used steroids.

Jeff Bagwell immediately comes to mind. A member of the... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, baseball hall of fame, jeff bagwell, rafael palmeiro, fred mcgriff, dale murphy

Rise

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 31, 2010

Get knocked down things not going well

feeling as if you’re spending time in hell

nothing goes right all lows and no highs

and still you have the strength to rise

Feeling hopeless lost and afraid

the best of plans get waylaid

no words to speak only sighs

and still you have the strength to rise

Heartbroken dreams cast aside

looking for a place in which to hide

failing failing so many tries

and still you have the strength to rise

Sun breaks through the clouds now gone

a new path unto your feet is shown

... (more)

Tags: poetry, courage, poems, strength, rise up, overcoming

Ashley Madison

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 30, 2010

Online dating continues to evolve every day. It's not just singles looking for a relationship anymore. Soon, there will be online dating sites for any kind of relationship you can imagine. Those that are the "accepted" and those that are definitely not. Fairly shortly, if not already, users will be able to find any kind of relationship helper they desire. Pedophiles, rapists, whatever you can think of. There's an audience out there for everything and there's someone who is ready to make a dollar off of it.

Ashley Madison is a site that helps users to have affairs. Now, affairs... (more)

Tags: marriage, relationships, online dating, cheating, affairs, ashley madison, cheaters

Big Bowl

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 30, 2010

This weekend kicks off the big bowls in college football. The start of the BCS bowls and hopefully some great games. As much as I am not a fan of the BCS system, I still look forward every year to what I hope will be at least some good games. More often than not though I find that they turn into blow outs for one side or the other and have a hard time staying interested. So far this bowl season, we have had many blowouts. But there have been a few good games so far as well including Lousville vs Southern Miss, Florida Intl vs Toledo, Air Force vs GA Tech, and the upset of Iowa over Missouri.... (more)

Tags: ncaa, college football, bcs bowl games, college football bowl games

Facebook And Online Dating

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 29, 2010

Facebook waded into the online dating world via Snap Interactive, Inc. using the AreYouInterested.com app for both Facebook and the IPhone. The service is now adding 50,000 users a day while Match.com is adding only 20,000 a day. Storming the online dating world might be an understatement given how well this app is doing.

The app uses social networking to allow users to see the social connections of users, such as friends and family, to add those into the dating equation from the outset. The Facebook app now has more than 13 million average monthly users according to the research... (more)

Tags: eharmony

Nothing To Lose

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 29, 2010

It's an old sports adage that played itself out last night in the Eagles/Vikings game. A team with nothing left to lose is a team you need to be afraid of. The Eagles definitely were not scared enough and now they are the 3 seed for the playoffs and no home field advantage.

The Eagles came out looking sluggish. They looked as if they were still frozen from the Philly snowstorm. Vick got a contusion of his quad on the first play of the game and played limping all night. But that wasn't the Eagles main problem. They came into this game not coached up enough to fear the Vikings and... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, michael vick, eagles, vikings, bears, joe webb

Game Night

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 28, 2010

In this day of electronic games, computers, social networking, a million cable channels on TV, families find more and more often that they don't spend a lot of "real" time together. While they may be in the same house, they are largely focused on their own activities of choice and spend little time actually doing things together. A lot of people blame it on the advent of computer gaming and gaming systems, but I am here to actually sing the praises of one such system as a family togetherness tool.

My kids got the Kinect system for the X-Box for Christmas. They were very excited for... (more)

Tags: family, relationships, games, microsoft, playing, kinect, x-box

Best Of The Best

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 28, 2010

I watch a lot of sports media coverage. It's a sickness really. It also gets on my nerves a lot, but yet I continue to watch. The NFL talking heads love to make their predictions on what team in the best and I thought I would give it a go with just a little more explanation.

In the AFC, there is no doubt which team is the best - by record. The Patriots are at 13 and 2 on the season. That makes them the best team by record. But like every other team in the league, the Patriots have their problems. The Patriots defense, which much improved from the start of the season, can still... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, super bowl, nfc, afc

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