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Can you keep a secret? I really mustn't tell.

By BusinessLife, published on May 31, 2011

I have a secret.

I mustn't tell.

It's deep in my soul,

And hungry to attack.

It's called a feeling.

It's welling up inside me and it wants to escape.

It has this desire to rip past my thoughts and curiosities

And seek what really is and forget the many hours spent wondering what could be.

Will you keep my secret?

It's a special surprise.

It's for someone who is holding my heart in his hands.

He knows not who he is.

He has no knowledge of what he does to me.

And oh what he does to me.

It hurts it's... (more)

Tags: poetry, relationships, romance, fantasy, creative writing, gillean smith, possibilities, pretend

What's the weather like outside? There's an app for that.

By BusinessLife, published on May 31, 2011

Despite advances in meteorological technology, and the ever-increasing accuracy of weather predictions, there is still a degree of uncertainly that comes with any forecast.

The new app hopes to solve this problem through the power of crowdsourcing.

According to, the app can be used to both submit and browse for local weather reports.

For example, a user in the suburbs wondering what the weather is like in the center of town can send a request to this app to find out.

The new app will then alert other users in the town center who can upload a report... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, weather app, technology advancement, iphone apps, the app store, weddar

OKC fans pull for Dallas without knowing it?

By BusinessLife, published on May 23, 2011

For many, part of enjoying the weekend and turning your mind away from work is to turn on the tube to catch some great sports including the NBA semi finals.

However, to many watching the game or actually being in the crowd cheering for Oklahoma City or Dallas, it may have been confusing knowing who was supposed to be cheering for whom.

That's because the t-shirts worn by almost every fan at the game were blue.

But the color wasn't just any blue. From TV screens at local sports bars to homes all across the U.S., the blue t-shirts that read, "Thunder Pride" actually... (more)

Tags: basketball, marketing, business strategies, gillean smith, guerilla marketing, oklahoma city thunder, dallas mavericks

Meeting love for the first time

By BusinessLife, published on May 4, 2011

Love, leave me not at this moment.

I am trying so hard to believe in you.

I am trying to move close enough to see into your eyes, to feel your warmth and to understand that you indeed exist.

Is this what magic may be like?

Is it possible to be able to grasp love's intentions like a bouquet of wildflowers?

I want to inhale you...breathe you in as I see so many others have done before now.

Is this my time? May I have time with you?

Do you see my tears that may be my first tears of joy?

Can you allow me the time to taste the sweet nectar... (more)

Tags: love, relationships, creative writing, gillean smith, men and women, loving one another, learning to love, building positive relationships

First my 13-year-old and now my 10-year-old?

By BusinessLife, published on Apr 29, 2011

If you read my last few articles on my challenging 13-year-old, (links for the series listed below), you may remember that I was at the point of either calling the police or taking him for a tough work out at the gym with a former college football player for an hour. Though his therapist thought the police might be a quick fix if he wouldn't mind, I chose the latter.

After reading a three-page contract to my son that I had prepared and telling him that this day was for him and was to help him fully understand what respect was in a physical way, he signed my contract and initialed where... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, mothers and sons, teen anger, dealing with teenage behavior, moms and sons, family harmony, getting along with your kids, dealing with discipline issues

Whiskey and expresso for shoppers at shirt store

By BusinessLife, published on Apr 28, 2011

If consumers can drink coffee or eat pizza while they shop for books, then why not let them sip whiskey or java while they contemplate a rack of shirts? That, indeed, is much the premise behind's latest discovery of a shirt bar in Australia.

The store, showcasing a selection of designer shirts, which are oriented primarily towards men also offers an assortment of dark spirits and fresh espresso drinks for the pleasure of its visiting customers.

Some 17 whiskeys are on hand — 12 single-malts among them — as well as an array of other spirits, including rums,... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, men's clothing, shopping for men, men's stores, whiskey and dress shirts, executive attire, dress shirts and spirits while shopping

Time again to hope again. Tick tock. Tick tock.

By BusinessLife, published on Apr 24, 2011

Oh what a tedious, mind-numbing day of endless thoughts. Should I? Should I not? Would I, if I were 20 years younger or would I not?

But does it really matter much anyway? No matter the number of steps forward I take to connect, I find myself wanting to step back, almost as if never moving forward at all. But am I not supposed to keep hope alive?

Tick tock. The clock moves on.

And here I am no different than I was a moment ago...or was it 10 years ago? I really can't seem to tell much difference.

Sometimes time moves. Sometimes I'm not quite sure. I think the light... (more)

Tags: poetry, relationships, creative writing, gillean smith, men and women, finding love. connecting with a man. men vs. women, finding a real man

The day of reckoning for my 13-year-old

By BusinessLife, published on Apr 22, 2011

I didn't sleep well at all the night before I was to take my son to the gym and have him work out as much as he could physically to understand what respect was, what it meant to respect me, his own mother, and what his consequences would be should he decide to say, 'to heck with you and your rules.'

After working out with my own trainer and watching time march by, getting other items accomplished with hands a bit shakier than normal, the time fast approached. It was 5 o'clock and time for my son and I to go to the gym and take on an entirely different type of work out.

On hand... (more)

Tags: family, gillean smith, mothers and sons, teenage troubles, teenage angst, raising up boys, single moms, tough times with teenagers, how to control and connect with your teenage son

Easter chicks for rent from Michigan farm

By BusinessLife, published on Apr 22, 2011

You may have heard 'try-before-you buy' and offering household pets for rent. But has found a farm in Michigan churping with a unique Easter idea of its own.

The farm is now offering “Easter chicks” for two-week rentals, giving kids and families a short-term taste of what it's like to raise the real thing.

It's not uncommon to see chicks given as gifts around Easter, but the unfortunate result is that many end up in animal shelters once the holiday is over, according to a report on the Detroit Free Press.

In part as a solution to that problem, the farm... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, easter pets, easter chicks for rent, baby chickens, rent-a-pet, michigan farm rents baby chicks

Payback for my 13-year-old

By BusinessLife, published on Apr 19, 2011

As it happened, today was the day that I take my boys for their 'med-check' appointments. The therapist and also the woman able to prescribe medicine speaks to each boy to determine how things are going. Then, both boys head to the lobby and we talk about the boys and how things are really going.

After discussing my son's recent behavior, she said he's a teenager but he should not be disrespectful on a continuous basis. I explained my options and she suggested the following:

A) Have my son sit and watch my younger son enjoy his hour-long basketball/frisbee time with the trainer.... (more)

Tags: family, gillean smith, mothers and sons, teenage discipline, teenage tantrums, disrespectful teens, disrespectful boys

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