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Résumé Honnête

Wisdom, by jennspoint
Wisdom, by jennspoint

Résumé Honnête

In the beginning was education, information, and college, where knowledge, skills, and aptitude were viewed as keys to fulfillment upon commencement…

Where reality proved that degree was, in actuality, worthless. The notion that a promotion was in sight…

I hope? Nope. Years dragged on, more grueling than schooling had ever been. Idealism became realism, and enthusiasm turned to suspicion that I was fooling myself…

Into believing someone else’s dream. Lesson learned, and crash-landing notwithstanding, demanding truth, I made a new plan to reflect, learn to earn self-respect. Esteem is within as I begin this new experience, where intelligence and common sense rule…

With wisdom and white hair.

Copyright ©2018 Jenn Pointer

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Selling a Dream

Selling a Dream, by jennspoint
Selling a Dream, by jennspoint

Since I’ve been researching articles for the GenXrestrux project, about every third post on my Facebook feed is a “sponsored post,” many of these offering a free download or video course on how I can leverage my vast knowledge and experience to help people…oh, and how I can become wealthy in the process.

Well, who wouldn’t want to do that?! Sign me up!

Naturally curious, I’ve popped into several of these “free courses to” see what priceless information I could glean. Here’s what I’ve learned so far:

  1. Life is better with money.
  2. The only reason I don’t have money is because I haven’t taken a “master class” teaching me how to use social media.
  3. Life is really awesome when you have a lot of money.
  4. If I spend $2,500 to learn how to use social media correctly, I can attract the attention of a large media outlet and gain perceived “legitimacy” so that I can teach my own master class.
  5. You can’t even imagine how great life is when you have lots and lots of money!
  6. Once I start teaching my own “master class” people will be paying me $2,500 or more just to sit in my presence, so I can teach them how to use social media to start their own master classes.
  7. So…much…money…! What a life!!!!
  8. It doesn’t even matter if I have a service or a product to sell. I just need to get people excited about making loads and loads of money. Pretty soon they’ll be throwing cash at me to show them how to do it.

So that’s it. If you build it (a dream) they will come (and bring their wallets). What could be easier?

Editor’s note: This post is satire, but the artwork is real.

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Reports support process, but fall short and thwart the rapport of doers extorted by thinkers who don’t exhort, but retort unkindly. Data is imported, exported, sorted, contorted and even distorted as a last resort. Maybe it’s time to abort this mission statement and sport a new portmanteau. Brainstorm to cavort our repertoire, remove goalposts and drill down, down, down. Here, report this…! -jennspoint

I’ve been hearing Matthew McConaughey voice a new series of Carl’s Jr. commercials, and am reminded how much I love prose poetry. I think I’ll do more of it in the future…I need a lot of practice, but it’s fun. Continue reading Report this…!

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Friends Lists as an Alternate Facebook Feed

Have you noticed that you’re seeing the same posts over and over again at the top of your Facebook newsfeed? I don’t pretend to understand Facebook’s algorithm but it seems that every time someone posts a comment to a post, it moves it to the top of that person’s newsfeed. That way the most active posts are at the top of the newsfeed.

I’ve tried sorting “most recent first,” to get around this, but the feed still sorts by recent activity, rather than post date/time. Continue reading Friends Lists as an Alternate Facebook Feed