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The Goddard Experience: A Progressive Program of Study at Goddard College Offers a FIRST RATE EDUCATION

Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, with John Dewey Inset _____________________ “Though the [Goddard College] residency only lasts a week each semester, the heart of the program leaves with you...As much as you become a part of the program at Goddard, the program becomes part of you.” – Sarah Cedeño, MFA in Creative Writing ( From Goddard’s Quotes Page ) “Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is , not a preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey  (1859-1952), American philosopher, psychologist, educational reformer, and practitioner of progressive education ________________________ In the past two days, I have criticized Goddard College for honoring a convicted killer by inviting him to speak at commencement on October 5, 2014: Here  and here On that matter, I stand by my words, and I am still angry and disappointed, BUT let it be known that I will always love Goddard College for providing me with not only an

A Goddard College Alumna Responds to the Mumia Abu-Jamal Commencement Address

Haybarn Theatre: Goddard Commencment 2014 ____________________ “I shot the motherfucker and I hope the motherfucker dies.” -- Mumia Abu-Jamal, shortly after his arrest for the murder of Officer Daniel Faulkner and as heard by several witnesses ( ) As a Goddard Alum, I posted, on October 4, 2014, the following message on Goddard’s MFA Facebook page: I am a Goddard graduate, and I protest the commencement speaker who is cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal. He killed a man in absolute cold blood (the killer was stopped for a traffic violation) and should not be extolled by a college that embraces peace and love. While I agree that no one should be executed and am glad that execution for Jamal was taken off the table, I believe this man should spend the rest of his life in prison. I am disappointed that the college I love would choose a cold-blooded killer to be a commencement speaker. Therefore, I will be withholding future donations until further notice. S

Green Gables: The Demise of a Great Sioux City Eatery, Why It Failed, and Why Large Chain Restaurants Can Fail as Well (A Customer’s Point of View)

Green Gables, Sioux City, Iowa ___________________________ “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” – Sam Walton __________________ Given that this blog is about branding, albeit my personal brand, I have been thinking a lot about businesses, both small and large, that fail, some of them longstanding pillars of their communities. As a customer, I am aghast at how obvious their downfalls seemed to me, that, perhaps, they were listening to the wrong experts, instead of customers. Downfalls start small. Companies begin shaving away slivers of their products and hope that customers won’t notice, but I can say with confidence that we do notice when a company tries to pull a fast one and then tries to spin it as something positive. For example, the Dial Corporation took a 5-ounce bar of soap and morphed it into 4 ounces by carving out a “convenient” curve, maki

Go Daddy Security Breached by Social Engineering Tactic; a Go Daddy User’s Account Stolen. What Next?

Remixed Photo Original from Wikipedia ___________________   I like Go Daddy. I love the domain interface, the reasonable prices, coupons, and the strong support that I enjoy. Despite what others say, Go Daddy is growing up and finally donning its long pants – one sees fewer cheesecake ads and more professionalism in its marketing, and that is a good thing, although I still find the incessant upselling highly annoying. Too much of a good thing (from a marketing standpoint) can result in diminishing returns very quickly. Another story for another day. But, alas, this fairly young company seems to be experiencing growing pains and seems to be behind the curve in terms of security. A recent shocking – and successful – social engineering tactic has rocked the domaining and tech worlds. Here is the first  person account of how Naoki Hiroshima, the victim, lost his Twitter handle “N” via Go Daddy: How I lost my $50,000 Twitter Username . This is Go Daddy’s response:

Go Daddy: How to Set Up a Custom Domain Name

Custom Domains _____________ You see the URL in the browser box? Although this blog is hosted on Blogger and has at its root a blogger address ( — go ahead, check it out, and click on it), the home page address that you actually see is . (You might see more stuff after the .com, but that is just the sub URL info for this specific post). How can this be? Easy. I have set up a custom domain, and you can set up your own custom address for your Blogger site. I’ll tell you how. These instructions are for Go Daddy domains. For domains at other registrars, you will need to get in touch with your registrar’s support or Google forums, but it can be done through most registrars. This process looks more complicated than it is, simply because you need to flip back and forth between your Go Daddy and Blogger accounts. There are a lot of parts to this process, but if you understand that you’re simply sending coded messa

Thought for the Day--April 9, 2011: Got 0? (The Apple, Part 2)

Apples are not only tasty and sweet, with a variety for about every taste and cooking purpose, they are also portable. For Thursday night's Baltimore Orioles game , I brought much of my own food (and a good thing, too, because the new concessions' provider has done a poor job of "upgrading" the fare and providing affordable low cal options): --An apple --Sunflower seeds, 1 ounce in the shell (which I ate on the way to the Ballpark) --Sliced carrots --A Fiber Plus bar --Diet A&W Root Beer (in plastic bottle, no glass or cans are allowed in the park) --One 5-point portion of pistachios (which I didn't eat, but I ate everything else, lol) This fare was supplemented by an overpriced pit beef sandwich ($10.00!!!), which made my wallet much lighter, but it was a better choice than a hot dog. ( My plan for this week, and for this week only, is not to use my extra PointsPlus ; however, I don't recommend this as a permanent practice). The apple (Gala variety) was

Thought for the Day--March 10, 2011: Getting Through Difficult Days

Kellogg's FiberPlus Bars*, Caramel Coconut Fudge. Healthy and Yummy. _________________________________ Yesterday and Tuesday were difficult days for me; I was voraciously hungry and wanted to eat everything in sight. I also woke up much earlier than usual (3:00 a.m.). I felt like a total mess. I suspect that my circadian cycle was still mixed up from residual jet lag. Whatever the reason for difficult hunger days, there are ways to mitigate any damage: 1. Eat more raw vegetables and fruits. If you are truly hungry (which I was), these foods will help satisfy you. 2. If you are on Weight Watchers, consider using up some some of your extra weekly or activity points (which I did on Tuesday). If not on WW, eat some extra calories, such as a special treat (Yesterday, I ate a FiberPlus Bar, both sweet and nutritious, loaded with 9 grams of fiber, 120 calories, 7g sugar, 2g protein, well worth it). Your treat should consist of something that won't kick up your hunger even more. Nuts

Go Granny! Cloris Leachman is One Hot, Tempting Babe

Spoof ad poking fun at the overly-hyped GoDaddy Super Bowl ad Who needs 20 and 30-somethings for smokin' hot temptations?

Memoir Madness: Driven to Involuntary Commitment