## ODonnellWeb

The Great Facebook Unfollowing

Posted on 09/17/2017 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Facebook

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Over the past few months my morning routine when checking Facebook has been to scroll through the "On This Day" posts from previous years, and delete everything that is not a photo or remembrance of me doing something fun with friends or family. It turns out that I don't ...

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Kwajalein Missile Range 84-85 Phone Book

Posted on 09/10/2017 in misc • Tagged with Kwaj


Cleaning out my home office this weekend uncovered the 1984-1985 telephone directory from Kwajalein Missile Range, which was home from 83-85 (junior/senior years of high school). My parents must have saved it and somehow it ended up in a box of stuff with me.

A few things I noticed ...

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AT-Beahms Gap to Marys Rock

Posted on 09/04/2017 in misc • Tagged with Hikes

Shenandoah National Park

I spent Labor Day laboring on the trail. I'm kidding of course. A bad day on the trail still beats a good day at work. Nothing at Hiking Upward was grabbing my fancy, so I created my own hike. I started at the Beahm's Gap overlook just north ...

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Jones Run - Doyles River Hike

Posted on 08/27/2017 in misc • Tagged with Hikes

Shenandoah National Park

A late August weekend that feels more like early October drew me to the mountains today. I did the Jones Run - Doyles River hike, which leads past two waterfalls.

The hike starts at the Browns Gap parking area in Shenandoah National Park. I started south on the Appalachian Trail, and ...

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Stop blaming the prospect for your poor prospecting skills

Posted on 08/23/2017 in misc • Tagged with Sales, Business, LinkedIn

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There is type of post that seems to be particularly popular on LinkedIn. It's generally written by a salesperson or recruiter (same thing really), and the post is a rant about how rude some prospect or candidate was in rejecting their offer. The comments quickly fill up with other ...

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I've Been Married For 26 Years

Posted on 08/20/2017 in misc • Tagged with Personal, Haiku


As has become tradition, I posted an anniversary haiku.

Venus got her temple
Gorbachev got arrested
and I got you babe.

As of this posting, I've got over 60 likes on Facebook, and not one comment on the haiku. I worked in Roman mythology, cold war history, and, Sonny ...

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