<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-9526" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/CmwF9aeq_400x400-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" />I run a number of domains, both for friends and myself. In my own suite, I have<a href="http://www.beyondbridges.net"> <u>Beyond Bridges</u></a>, which is this site - my prime business site and blog. Of course, everyone needs their own personal domain … you can find mine at<a href="http://philpin.com"> <u>philpin.com</u></a> - but at the time of registering that domain, I also took<a href="http://philpin.net"> <u>philpin.net</u></a> - and then more recently a friend of mine started a humorous blog (well, that's the intent at least) … basically a couple of chaps - with things on their mind - you know your read something, you hear something - and as you build your case to extend that thought - don't you always say<a href="http://www.andanotherthing.co"> <u>And Another Thing</u></a> ….

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            This article, written by Rick Chatenever, was first published on the Maui News. <a href="http://www.mauinews.com/opinion/columns/2017/03/maui-connections-22/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read it in full here.</a>

Wearing a black T-shirt with the label “Nasty Woman,” she sang her first song to the “Nasty Man” now occupying the White House. It was a blistering condemnation, echoing many revelations coming out of the so-called fake-news media — only hers rhymed. Her original composition was not a very good song, she joked with the audience, adding that any of us could come up with a better one after we got home that night.

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True Story …

That moment when you dial a number – and are left hanging on the phone for 11 minutes and 25 seconds … and just as you get excited, because the music loop and announcement changes, you find yourself in another queue for 5 more minutes with similar and yet somehow different marketing messages and THEN you are connected to the call center only be told that they can’t help – and in fact need to redirect you to someone else.

The transfer is made and engagement with the person ensues – and my problem is taken on board.

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A little surprise popped into my inbox this morning from good Maui friend and musician – Jamie Gallo, writing  …

It’s Raining here on Maui and all I want to do is jump in puddles all day long !  Rain Washes, Awakens.

Through fear from within ourselves or fear from what others impose on us, we are set free to be all we are purposed to be.
Enjoy this song “AWAKENING” and spread ALOHA one song at a time.

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            <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/uk-retail-industry-shop-doomed-self-destruct-david-sheldon?trk=v-feed&amp;lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3BJkahTMjPMxuvTa72SH%2B4GQ%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">This article</a> makes for an interesting read. <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidsheldon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">David</a> absolutely knows what he is talking about - and I am absolutely no retail pro - just an observer from the outside - so it would be foolish to question his analysis. That said, I couldn't resist building on it to try to shed light on what might be going.

Thoughts. Observations. Call them what you will …

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