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New technologies and some tried-and-true service

So today I’m writing about work — well I’m writing about my perspective on the stuff I write about for work. I’ve been infused, invigorated and inspired with some much-needed creative bursts — likely triggered by my company’s expected launch of a new mobile-banking portal. I’ve actually enjoyed thinking about what this site could be and how I can work to fulfill some personal goals or missions through the site’s story angles and coverage. In my last post, I mentioned Uganda and underserved women there whom a friend was trying to help. (And when I write ‘underserved,’ I mean underserved …

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Suffering from writer’s block …

12:38 p.m. ET. I have two stories to file by 4 p.m. No words have manifested. A digression: The blog. I’m listening to another journalist in the newsroom complain about a so-called quote she received from a CEO — a quote that has obviously gone through the marketing and PR departments, and now reads so *canned* that I could probably sell it on my blog as “the quote you need when your business is going under.” It’s a reporter’s worst nightmare. Perhaps I will find some inspiration from the agony of PR-speak and canned quotes, even if I feel it …

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Back to work … with updates and minor annoyances!

So … I’ve returned from my 8-day trip to San Diego, where I delivered two presentations about financial services U.S. credit unions should be taking advantage of. If you’re interested, you can read all about the conference I attended on my job site, which I will just assume you know. Now I’m prepping for a crazy month of biz travel, which I am sure will fill me with all kinds of good blog posts! The SD trip was great, since I did have two-and-a-quarter days for some R&R with some great friends from childhood. I alluded during a recent SD-trip …

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Way behind the 8-ball

So, I’ve admittedly fallen behind on my posts. Not an excuse; just a reality! I stopped last night to think about where all of my time has gone; and, well, most of it has been lost to the summer. Work, fun and events: The week only has so many hours, right? On a positive note, I finally got new debit cards and checking accounts open — so the days of writing checks for groceries and books have finally come to a close. I did receive notice last week, however, that one debit card was being deactivated and reissued next month, …

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Admittedly a bit lame, but funny all the same …

My dad sent this to me … and it brought a smile! I don’t get write this kind of stuff in the real world! A new sign in the Bank Lobby reads: ‘Please note that this Bank is installing new Drive-through ATM machines enabling customers to withdraw cash without leaving their vehicles. Customers using this new facility are requested to use the procedures outlined below when accessing their accounts. After months of careful research, MALE & FEMALE Procedures have been developed. Please follow the Appropriate steps for your gender.’ ******************************* MALE PROCEDURE: 1. Drive up to the cash machine. 2. …

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