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Author: Richard Lowe Jr

I am the CEO as well a professional ghostwriter, technical writer, and copywriter for The Writing King. In addition, I work with LinkedIn Makeover and help people use LinkedIn to their advantage. My books are available on Amazon.
A quiet day of reflection

A quiet day of reflection

Today I drove over to the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanical Garden. If you’ve never been there before, you are missing an incredible treat – that is, if you enjoy green grass, trees, flowers, insects, squirrels and peacocks. As I entered the grounds of the 215 acre arboretum complex, I marveled at the changes that I see in myself. In fact, if I had looked forward to where I am now 20 years ago, I would not recognize me! I…

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Should we worry about Nestles water?

Should we worry about Nestles water?

There are people protesting Nestles because it is pumping 80 million gallons a year out of a spring in California. You realize 80 million gallons is not nearly as much water as you think. Let’s compare, shall we? “A shocking 2,100 gallons of water are needed to produce just a single pound of shelled almonds” (Ecology.com). That would mean that Nestle is using as much water as it takes to grow 38100 pounds of almonds. We grow a LOT of…

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Invader species

Invader species

Did you know your standard, garden variety honey bee is not native to the Americas? They came over with the Europeans after Columbus. http://bugguide.net/node/view/475348 Did you know earthworms are not native to the Americas either? They also came over with the Europeans and caused ecological disaster on the continent. Earthworms change the way leaves and such are decomposed and thus change the nature of the land. http://www.charlesmann.org/art…/NatGeo-Jamestown-05-07-1.htm http://ecosystems.serc.si.edu/earthworm-invaders/ Did you know tomatoes are not native to Europe?They were transported by…

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One decision changed the world

One decision changed the world

The next time you think one person cannot have a dramatic effect on mankind and the future, think about this: A single German, Wilhelm Souchon, decided at the start of WWI that he was going to take his battleship, the Soeben, to Constantinople, which was then the capital of the Ottoman empire and Turkey. His purpose, with just his one battleship, was to cause Turkey, a very powerful country at the time, to enter the war on the side of…

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Bullies

Bullies

I’m seeing some posts about bullying, so I thought I’d add a couple of cents. When I was going to school, from kindergarten through the end of high school, I would have a hard time remembering a day when I was not bullied in one form or another, including verbal harassment all the way through actually getting bloody from getting punched. Note that much of the bullying was from the teachers themselves as well as the students. I was bullied…

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Is the remake ever any good?

Is the remake ever any good?

I am a movie buff, simple and sweet. I have over 1,500 movies in my DVD and BluRay collection, am a member of Flixster (primarily for their Ultraviolet service) and use an Amazon Fire TV because Amazon Prime has a good selection of free movies included with their service. These days it seems movies are somehow lacking in something. They are missing some special qualities that older versions were filled with. Well, at least it seems that way sometimes. But is…

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Harassment is not as clearcut as the press thinks

Harassment is not as clearcut as the press thinks

It’s very tempting to let our emotions get control over facts in instances such as with Bill Cosby and rape allegations, it’s also not a good idea to crucify someone based upon stories in the press. Courts of law are the place for that. When I was a manager one of my female employees reported to me a male employee (both worked for me) had sexually harassed her. I brought it all to personnel as per policy. The guy was…

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Leave me alone!

Leave me alone!

Oh my, the comments about the video with the woman walking for ten hours sure have been fascinating. Since I’m sometimes very introverted, I can understand the desire to be left alone. But since I can also be very extroverted, I understand the desire to reach out. There are often days where I’ll great everyone I walk by, for hours, with a hearty hello or a compliment, and there are other days when I won’t say a word to anyone….

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