Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 31

6 Ways To Build Trust In Big Data

via InformationWeek. Many business leaders may not believe what big data says, even when it shows increased revenue or efficiency. Big data has to earn their trust. With big data, the biggest hurdle isn’t so much achieving success. It’s getting people to believe in big data — to trust it. And it’s not just trusting […]

July 31

Meet Twine, The Dating App That Doesn’t Care How Hot You Are

via GigaOM. SUMMARY: What if you had a location-based mobile dating and hookup app that wasn’t based around profile photos? Twine is attempting to create an experience that’s focused on conversation rather than looks. ARTICLE: One of the most compelling features of dating or hookup apps like Tinder or Bang With Friends (BWF) is swiping […]

July 30

R.I.P. Eileen Brennan

R.I.P. Eileen Brennan. (1932-2013) I loved your smoky voice and sassy, brassy ways. Watching “Clue” tonight in your honor.

July 30

How To Meet A Fellow Blogger In Real Life

Originally posted on Becoming Cliche:
A few weeks ago, I got the most exciting email from Emily at The Waiting. Maybe you know her. She’s been Freshly Pressed a time or three. Anyway, she said she was coming to my town and wondered if we could meet. Um, yeah! So exciting. I’ve never met up with…

July 29

Tubing on the Salt River, Arizona

Why haven’t I ever been tubing until now? Perhaps the thought of cobbling together a raft or maybe the possibility of floating in a stream of urine turned me off. Either way, neither deterrent was evident this weekend. A group of five of us went early Sunday. Luckily, I wasn’t the only virgin on the […]

July 28

James Dean on Life

“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean (1931 – 1955)

July 28

Friends – They’re Your Reset Button

In 2001, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide captured a unique attribute of the gay community. Friends are our families so often our own families reject us or don’t understand the unique path we are on. On behalf of client Miller Lite, the agency launched a print campaign highlighting how friends are our reset button. This concept has […]

A Dog’s Purpose (From a Six Year Old’s Perspective)

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we […]

July 27

Watch – “This First Love” Has a Sweet Gay Twist

First loves can be rough — especially when that love isn’t reciprocated. Father Tiger, a Los Angeles-based indie pop duo comprised of Greg Delson and John Russell, explores that youthful longing in the new video for their infectious summer single “First Love.” It’s a classic tale of boy meets girl, boy loves girl, boy and […]

July 26

The great seducers

I would like to believe that I fall under one of the great seductors in history, but let’s be honest… that’s probably not the case. I loved this article from The Independent. via The Independent. The great seducers It’s not a question of looks, nor even of technique: for a colourful few, seduction just seems […]