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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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ATM cards … the saga continues

OK. I give up. I give in. I allow the universe to take all of my dependence on debit and credit and step on it! For the third time this month, I’ve faced yet another snafu with access to my monetary funds. Crazy! I won’t go into all of the details here, but suffice it to say, this most recent episode has been the most devastating thus far. It’s funny how much a person can miss the convenience of debit, credit, and night deposits and cash withdrawals at the ATM … until she no longer has them! I may have …

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