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Post Comments Using Twitter and Facebook   Leave a comment


Did you know that visitors to Becoming is Superior To Being can use their Facebook or Twitter account to leave comments? This saves you a few steps and gives you control over which identity you use.  It’s a win for everyone.

As an important touch, you can stay logged in to multiple services. This means you can stay logged in to Facebook for convenience, but still leave a comment through Twitter or your WordPress.com account. Just click whichever identity you’d like to use, and the selected one will be associated with your comment when it is published. You’re in control of your identity, as you should be.

Also, you can subscribe to this blog by clicking on the Email Subscription in the left column.

kenne

Capturing the Moment — Now This Is Carolyn Wonderland!   Leave a comment

Carolyn Wonderland — Source: Larry Neuze

 

 

Dave Parsons — Texas Poet Laureate, 2011   Leave a comment

Dave Parsons — Image by kenne

In a June 6, 2009 posting on Paul Ruffin being selected as the Texas poet laureate, I wrote,  “As a member of the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council (MCLAC) and close friend of it’s founder, Dave Parsons, it was with mixed emotions that we received the news from Dave that Paul had been named the new Texas poet laureate, an honor for which both were finalists. Although the irony of Dave having nominated Paul can’t go unnoticed, Dave would have it no other way. We are blessed to have both these great writers living in Montgomery County, fast becoming a literary hub.” NOW MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAS TWO TEXAS POET LAUREATES! Yes, I just learned from a Facebook entry posted by Nancy Parsons, Dave’s wife, about this great news. This is indeed a most deserving honor for my dear friend, Dave. CONGRATULATIONS! 

kenne

Video of The Week — The Sagan Series (Pt 3) – A Reassuring Fable   Leave a comment

I subscribe to the blog, Scriptor Obscura. This morning she shared a video posted on the Facebook page, “The Sagan Series.” If you are looking for some “food for thought,” this just might be more than many can chew. This series was first broadcast on PBS in 1980 and it is still generating plenty of discussion today — sometimes, with little civility. Like almost all of Sagan’s work, it’s a great video.

kenne

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Mean Gene, You Gave So Much, Now It’s Our Turn!   15 comments

Mean Gene Kelton & Joni — Image by kenne

The Houston music community is in shock over the sudden lost of Mean Gene Kelton. Not only will talent be missed, but even more so will be his rare ability to give of himself and share his passion for life. This is way those of us who loved his music also loved the man — a combination rare among many artists.

Now it’s our turn to show our respect and love by demonstrating our ability to return the favor. Like so many musicians Gene didn’t have insurance to cover the expenses his family will incur.

This blog, as well as Gene’s friends on Facebook will pass on information on how you can help. For starters, the Die Hards will be playing the previously schedule New Years Eve afternoon party tomorrow at Rowdy Bucks.

Stay tuned!

kenne

P.S.  FUNERAL SERVICE FOR MEAN GENE:VIEWING: Tues. Jan 4th @Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home: 6123 Garth Rd., Baytown 12-7 family will be there from 4-7…..SERVICE: Wed. Jan. 5th 6:00 pm @ Houston Raceway Park, 2525 FM 565, Baytown Uncle Dave Lancon Presiding…In lieu of flowers; Donations can be made to one of the 4 Die Hard Charities:Harley’s Angels, St. Jude, BACA (Bikers against Child Abuse) or Texas Equusearch.

I Like My Quizzes Better Than Facebook’s   Leave a comment

Seems like a lot of my Facebook friends are always taking the quizzes –I guess you call them quizzes — and posting the results.

Not fond of them, I created one for my own silliness. It’s called: Who is This Guy?

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Who is this guy?

a.    Gandhi reincarnated
b.    Retired math teacher
c.    Brother of a genius
d.    An imposter pondering his next move
e.    None of the above

OK, most people will ignore this, but that’s not the point. By the way, if you are interested in the answer, there will be a reward.

kenne

Posted June 28, 2009 by kenneturner in Friends, Life

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Social Media Can Help Your Organiization, Group, Club   Leave a comment

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Medusa, by Caravaggio

To Twitt or Not Twitt, That is The Question

Everyday I ask people to become “friends,” “follow-me,” etc, resulting in, “Why?”

One of the groups I belong to is a book club, The Society of The 5th Cave, and now we are Twittering — well, some of us are. Since we are mostly older generation guys, it’s not easy to Twitt just because one of us puts 5thCave on Twitter.

Today I received another one of those “Why?” questions. What following is my response:

Good question. Here are some reasons why you need Twitter:

1.    Easily link with people sharing common interests i.e., reading, book clubs, etc.
2.    Quickly share club information and history.
3.    Have interactive dialog on books selections.
4.    Others can follow the 5thCave and learn about our reading list and reviews.
5.    The social media group provides an element of trust because of our knowledge of one another.
6.    Provide avenues for choosing to link (follow) other like minded people.
7.    The are many other reasons for using Twitter, i.e.:
•    Identify potential clients, news sources, leads, etc
•    Find a job
•    Build brand awareness
•    Make money
•    To get news and information
•    Drive viewers to blog or website

. . .but may not apply to 5thCave.

To be a part of the Twitter 5thCave, one needs to register on Twitter.com and start following 5thCave.

Twitter is just one of many social media sites that allow people to network, which is fundamental to being human, but make use of technology to network.

The real negative of Twitter is you will need to check your site, which will contain postings on 5thCave if you are following 5thCave. What shows up on your site are the posting of those you are following — so the choices are all yours.

Hope this is helpful.

I would like to hear your comments on why you use social media.

kenne

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