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I have started many websites and blogs before. All of them with a focus on their audience and providing relevant content.

Tales from the midst of life is different. This is the most personal project I’ve started so far.

I am writing about what is relevant to me – not what’s relevant for you.

Reading this blog will take some of your time that might better be invested elsewhere.

This is not a “must read”. You choose if you want to visit my personal space or not.

I am in the midst of life and intend to stay there for a very long time.

I am also trying to live my life – not just let it slide by and see it come to an end – way before I might pass away. This, of course, is a constant struggle and that is what part of this blog is about. My journey with all its ups and downs is the core piece of this blog.

I have a number of long-standing love affairs with things I am passionate about. One part of this blog will cover my “affairs”.

Sometimes I get really mad. I need to vent. There is a rant corner on this blog just for that.

More often than getting mad I get highly amused…especially by odd stuff. Of course, I’ll write about that as well. That is clearly the lighter side of the blog.

This blog serves as a journal for me – in the true sense blogs were originally designed to be – before they became the powerhouses of modern content distribution.

This blog is also garnished with typos. At least you know I didn’t outsource the stories of my life;-)

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[wbc_heading tag=”h2″ heading_style=”heading-1″ align=”center” title=”WHAT I DO” font_size=”17″ color=”#cfcfcf” m_bottom=”0″][wbc_heading tag=”h2″ heading_style=”heading-1″ align=”center” title=”Services Offered” font_size=”45″][wbc_hr height=”5″ width=”120″ bg_color=”#f5b802″ m_left=”AUTO” m_right=”AUTO” m_bottom=”32″][wbc_heading tag=”div” align=”center” xs_font_size=”15″ title=”Well…not really…it was just in the theme and too tempting…so here we go” font_size=”18″ m_bottom=”55″ max_width=”800″ m_left=”auto” m_right=”auto” line_height=”1.53486em”]
[wbc_icon_box icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-sign-language” icon_type=”style-2″ box_style=”center” heading=”FREE HUGS” icon_size=”35″ m_bottom=”40″]Yup, free hugs. Always for free :)[/wbc_icon_box][wbc_icon_box icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-user” icon_type=”style-2″ box_style=”center” heading=”TECH TALK” icon_size=”35″ m_bottom=”40″]I’m pretty passionate about the future and the impact of modern technology. You’ll hear me talking about it quite a bit.[/wbc_icon_box]
[wbc_icon_box icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-magic” icon_type=”style-2″ box_style=”center” heading=”RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS” icon_size=”35″ m_bottom=”40″]Every given one? It feels like magic.[/wbc_icon_box][wbc_icon_box icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-music” icon_type=”style-2″ box_style=”center” heading=”JAZZ TALK” icon_size=”35″ m_bottom=”40″]Interested in listening to some awesome jazz in Colorado? Me, too :)[/wbc_icon_box]
[wbc_icon_box icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-question-circle-o” icon_type=”style-2″ box_style=”center” heading=”ASKING HARD QUESTIONS” icon_size=”35″ m_bottom=”40″]Some people call me mean…[/wbc_icon_box][wbc_icon_box icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-heart” icon_type=”style-2″ box_style=”center” heading=”EMPOWERMENT” icon_size=”35″ m_bottom=”40″]We are ALL so much better off with a higher level of empowerment. Women, minorities, immigrants: stronger together with  sprinkle of Ubuntu on top please![/wbc_icon_box]
[wbc_heading tag=”h2″ heading_style=”heading-1″ align=”center” title=”STAY IN THE LOOP” font_size=”17″ color=”#cfcfcf” m_bottom=”0″][wbc_heading tag=”h2″ heading_style=”heading-1″ align=”center” title=”Latest From The Blog” font_size=”45″][wbc_hr height=”5″ width=”120″ bg_color=”#f5b802″ m_left=”AUTO” m_right=”AUTO” m_bottom=”32″][wbc_heading tag=”div” align=”center” xs_font_size=”15″ title=”There, finally…the occasional blog posts :)” font_size=”18″ m_bottom=”55″ max_width=”800″ m_left=”auto” m_right=”auto” line_height=”1.53486em”]
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