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Friday, October 31, 2014

Words . . .


 (from https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/articles/9-buzzwords-that-can-make-you-sound-dumb/?extlink=of-syndication-Recommended_Reads-Taboola-109704871-p by Mike Periu
President, Proximo, LLC)
". . ' some (business) buzzwords and overly used terms (phrases, if you will)you should think twice about using:

"Pivot"
A business pivot is a change in business strategy in response to new opportunities or a failure in its current approach. Pivoting is a good thing. . . now everybody wants to pivot everything: When someone changes her mind in a meeting, she is "pivoting from A to B," or your IT person might announce your company “is pivoting from using Microsoft Word to Google Docs.”

"It Is What It Is"
. . .a circular definition, which, as we learned in grade school, should never be used. If you want to tell me something about “it,” please make sure that it’s something valuable, insightful and worth my time.

"Results-Oriented"
. . .gives the impression that you think this is a big deal. Being results-oriented in business is like being “alive” for a human; it’s a given. People who are not results-oriented wouldn’t bother trying to sell themselves to begin with. . .

"Ideation"
This phrase refers to the process of coming up with ideas. It used to be called “brainstorming” or “coming up with ideas,” but apparently that didn’t sound important enough, so ideation was born. . .

"Growth Hacker"
A growth hacker is someone who uses “growth hacks” to grow their business. A growth hack is a creative or otherwise nontraditional method employed to achieve revenue growth. Old people call this “selling.” . . . launching a website or calling a potential customer does not make you a growth hacker.

"Gamification"
Gamification is a fascinating concept. It refers to the use of rules meant to produce gameplay in things other than games. Many successful businesses today use gamification to increase user engagement. . . before you start talking about this, it’s important to know what actually goes into this process.

"Synergy"
Synergy is the buzzword that just won’t die. It keeps coming back decade after decade. . . It’s best to be cautious whenever labeling an idea, transaction or process as synergistic; most aren’t.

"Bandwidth"
In business jargon, this refers to one’s availability. People are not modems. It sounds cheesy. Instead of saying, “I have some bandwidth for your project,” go with the oldie-but-goodie, “I have some time,” or try, “Yes, I can help you with that.”

"Key Takeaways"
. . . typically it’s employed at the end of a PowerPoint presentation—usually as the title of the penultimate slide—to summarize the most important points. It’s important to remember that not all takeaways are “key,” and not everything is worth taking away.





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My latest solo release, '2014' of original, instrumental piano music, can be downloaded digitally at:

Ray Jozwiak: 2014

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Moon . . .

 . . . in June
And sweet perfume
Have been used
In a million love songs
But they just don't belong
In a song about you
Many is the time
I want to tell you that I love you
I tried so hard to write it down
In oh so many different ways
But feeling is the easy part
The telling is hard
Words don't mean anything
Until you try to
Speak from inside of your heart

We'll be together
We'll be together
We'll be together
For a very long time


A Very Long Time
©1990 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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(and, if you're in town, at Trax On Wax on Frederick Rd. in Catonsville, MD) OHO is Jay Graboski, David Reeve & Ray Jozwiak

My latest solo release, '2014' of original, instrumental piano music, can be downloaded digitally at:

Ray Jozwiak: 2014

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Convenience . . .

Received an email that says:

"Don't run out: Refill or renew these prescriptions.

Prescription     Status

 

Rx#:  XXXX6612    Ready for refill

Refill now

Log in now to refill or renew your prescriptions. If your prescription needs to be renewed, we can contact your healthcare professional to authorize the renewal. . ."

So I go to the website to take advantage of this wonderful convenience. I see the recent order status and recent prescriptions.  The name of the family member to whose whose medical plan I have been added is listed with a prescription history.  But I don't see mine. Then at the bottom I see, "Looking for a family member?" under which my name does appear. Next to my name it says, "RAYMOND must register with this website individually and grant you access to prescription information via "My Account."" 'Wonderful,' I say to myself.  I click on 'My Account.' The drop-down menu shows,

    Manage Personal Information
    Change User Name and Email
    Update Address
    Edit Payment Information
    Select Communication Preferences
    Designate a Caregiver
    Read My Messages

My Account

Manage your personal and account information.

I finally find "Create an online account."  I fill out ALL the blanks and push 'enter.'  I receive a message that says:
"User name is already in use

Our records indicate this user name is already registered with our site. Please enter another user name below.

Reference number 4999e"

CONVENIENT???                 NNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





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(and, if you're in town, at Trax On Wax on Frederick Rd. in Catonsville, MD) OHO is Jay Graboski, David Reeve & Ray Jozwiak

My latest solo release, '2014' of original, instrumental piano music, can be downloaded digitally at:

Ray Jozwiak: 2014

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Yay!!! . . .

 . . . so I'm not big in Japan!   I am #35 in Uruguay. . .


NumberOneMusic
NumberOneMusic.com URL: http://www.numberonemusic.com/rayjozwiakgonzopiano
N1M Short URL: http://n1m.co/rayjozwiakgonzopiano

NumberOneMusic Charts | week 44, 2014
Hi Ray Jozwiak-Gonzo Piano !
Congratulations, Your songs in Top 100 N1M Charts:
   
L-STREET
Click below to view in the charts and Share Your Success
#35 in Uruguay
   
OOH BEE AHH BOP
Click below to view in the charts and Share Your Success
#36 in Uruguay
   
HOPE
Click below to view in the charts and Share Your Success
#37 in Uruguay

Regards,
N1M team
Get Maximum Exposure For Your Music!


L-STREET (from AMBIENCE & WINE)
©2011 Raymond M. Jozwiak



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OHO's "Ocean City Ditty," the CD single is now available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/oho4
(and, if you're in town, at Trax On Wax on Frederick Rd. in Catonsville, MD) OHO is Jay Graboski, David Reeve & Ray Jozwiak

My latest solo release, '2014' of original, instrumental piano music, can be downloaded digitally at:

Ray Jozwiak: 2014

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Monday, October 27, 2014

What If . . .

(from http://www.partnershipway.org/learn-more/articles-by-riane-eisler/spirituality-sexuality/making-sex-a-sacred-pleasure by Jyotsna Sreenivasan)
". . . sexuality were a sacred, celebrated part of our religion and culture? What if sexual love, nurturing, and women's life-giving powers were seen as the most important subjects of art and literature? What if children were taught these values along with their ABCs? That's the vision of Riane Eisler, author of the influential best-seller The Chalice and The Blade.

In her new book, Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body (Harper and Row, 1995), Eisler argues that a world in which sexual love is sacred is also a world of peace, caring, and respect for others. Eisler challenges current Western notions of sexuality by revealing that prehistoric European egalitarian cultures actually revered sexuality and bodily pleasure as part of their religion. She contrasts this with many modern religious traditions, which revere war, martyrdom, and asceticism while denigrating sexuality and pleasure. . ."





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(and, if you're in town, at Trax On Wax on Frederick Rd. in Catonsville, MD) OHO is Jay Graboski, David Reeve & Ray Jozwiak

My latest solo release, '2014' of original, instrumental piano music, can be downloaded digitally at:

Ray Jozwiak: 2014

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your browser:  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rayjozwiak4)

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Unequal . . .


(from http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2014/09/republicans-dismiss-equal-pay-and-abortions-for-rape-as-minor-issues-dems-pounce.html/) [GOP lieutenant governor candidate Dan] Patrick was asked about the problem of unequal pay for women at a public forum and responded, “I don’t think it is a problem.”

“I don’t think government should tell businesses how to pay their staff,” he said.

On the equal pay issue, Texas Democratic Party spokeswoman Lisa Paul said Patrick’s dismissal shows that he is out-of-touch with the realities that women face in the workplace.

“Despite Dan Patrick’s nonchalance and insensitivity, Texas women know they deserve equal pay for equal work,” she said, citing statistics that show that Texas women make 79 cents on the dollar for the same work as men.

“If Dan Patrick wants to lead Texas he should be ready to tell our young women that if they work hard, they can expect a fair paycheck and equality in the workplace. Instead he plans to sit by and pretend this is not an issue that affects every family in Texas,” Paul said.




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OHO's "Ocean City Ditty," the CD single is now available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/oho4
(and, if you're in town, at Trax On Wax on Frederick Rd. in Catonsville, MD) OHO is Jay Graboski, David Reeve & Ray Jozwiak

My latest solo release, '2014' of original, instrumental piano music, can be downloaded digitally at:

Ray Jozwiak: 2014

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

No???. . .

. . . Really???. . .

Philtrum

Definition:
philtrum : the vertical groove on the median line of the upper lip
Example Sentence:
His chiseled features even included a well-defined philtrum.
Origin:
In Greek, the primary meaning of philtrum is "love potion" – which suggests that seductive powers were attributed to this facial feature.
(from Merriam Webster)




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My latest solo release, '2014' of original, instrumental piano music, can be downloaded digitally at:

Ray Jozwiak: 2014

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your browser:  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rayjozwiak4)

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Stranger Than . . .

. . . fiction . . .

 (from http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/italys-singing-nun-cristina-scuccia-covers-madonnas-virgin-n230346)
Reviving Madonna’s blockbuster “Like a Virgin” may not seem an obvious pick for Italy’s singing nun, Sister Cristina Scuccia. After all, it's not entirely clear if Madonna was fully referring to the Holy Spirit when she belted out the words “touched for the very first time.” But Scuccia, who is set to release her debut album on Nov. 11 after winning Italy’s “The Voice” singing competition earlier this year, claims she only had the purest of intentions when she chose the track. “Reading the text, without being influenced by previous interpretations, you discover that it is a song about the power of love to renew people [and] rescue them from their past,” the nun told Italian newspaper Avvenire.

“We have transformed this song from the pop-dance piece, which it was, into a romantic ballad ... something more similar to a lay prayer than to a pop piece,” she added. Both videos are set in Venice, but while the American singer rolled around sensually in a gondola, the nun sings in various landmarks wearing a habit. Scuccia said she did not think Madonna had heard her rendition, adding: “I’d like to see her face when they tell her it’s a nun singing.”




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OHO's "Ocean City Ditty," the CD single is now available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/oho4
(and, if you're in town, at Trax On Wax on Frederick Rd. in Catonsville, MD) OHO is Jay Graboski, David Reeve & Ray Jozwiak

My latest solo release, '2014' of original, instrumental piano music, can be downloaded digitally at:

Ray Jozwiak: 2014

(or you can copy-and-paste this URL directly to
your browser:  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rayjozwiak4)

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