Archive for the ‘Awesome Books’ Category


A tale of Love Letters, a Beautiful Girl named Eurydice, and Daddy’s Little Girl

Once upon a time…. There was a little girl and there was her Father. You know those memories that are locked away, you think maybe forever, somewhere deep in the back of your mind? Every so often you will be doing something mundane…. tying your shoe, picking up a sweater, running in a field…. and one of those memories will surface from their fuzzy dreamlike state with a clarity that is most shocking. But sadly, that intense clarity usually only
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Gladwell Breaks it Down in H-Town: Where the Heck is the Magic Dust?!

Welcome readers of the Houston Chron.com!! Thanks for visiting Secret’s out. I have an Internet crush Malcolm Gladwell. I know I already blogged about him here and here… and also tweet about him all the time, but I just saw him speak at a Greater Houston Partnership luncheon and I’ve got just a hundred a little bit more to say. First of all. Malcolm Gladwell is a GREAT speaker. To read the man is not to hear him. I have
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Thoughts on Outliers: Will I EVER be a twittering Beauty Queen Who Flies Planes?

I finished reading Outliers a few weeks ago and, like all of Malcolm Gladwell’s books, I loved it. It now resides on my top ten shelf smack dab between Twilight and Enchantment. Gladwell’s insight into into “success” is mystifying and staggering and humbling all at once. With Outliers, Gladwell irrevocably proves that there is no magical kool aid you drink to become successful. Success is about hard work (10,000 hours of it!), some special circumstance and a dash of luck.
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Eight Random and Cheesy Things About Me

I don’t often blog about things that don’t have to do with Social Media or Social Media applications, but Shannon Paul tagged me in her blog post “7 Random and Weird Things About Me” and her post was so meaningful, hilarious, and adorable it gave me some insight into the lady behind @shannonpaul. Soooooooo I decided to comply and write my first ever meme. And here we go…. I hate mushrooms. They are a fungus. Don’t you realize you are
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Social Media Lessons “Wii” Can Learn from Nintendo

It is no secret that I love my Wii*; I tweet about our relationship quite a bit and there are tons of pictures of me playing GH3 on Facebook. It is the only video game system at which I am any good, and because of that, there have been more nights than I care to admit that I was up WAY past my bedtime playing Guitar Hero** or Mario Kart. That being said, I have never blogged about Nintendo or
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