Steve Lovelace Blog

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5 Things Nobody Cares About

When it comes to marketing, sales and advertising, there is but one cardinal rule: nobody cares about you. It’s harsh, but it’s true. And yet, so many people forget it. If you’re working somewhere...

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Winter in Montpelier, Vermont

I went to visit my parents for Christmas back in December 2009, After several years of living in Texas, Vermont was quite a shock to my system. Still, it was a beautiful place, on...

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Workplace Adventures: Overnight Shift

I got to the store and clocked in. Then I checked the bulletin board. There was a new schedule posted. It looked pretty normal, except for Saturday. Saturday I was scheduled to work from...

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A Gem on Henderson: Pearl Cup Coffee

If you like coffee and you live in Dallas, Pearl Cup Coffee on Henderson is the place to go. Even with four stars and over 150 reviews on Yelp, Pearl Cup lives up to...

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Another Dead-End Date

“I had a date the other night.” “Really?” “Don’t sound so surprised, Fred. It’s been known to happen.” “I didn’t mean it like that, Bob. I haven’t had a date myself in over two...

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A Streetcar Named Matilda — Dallasing.com

As someone who loves history and public transit, one of my favorite things to do in Dallas is to ride the streetcar. The McKinney Avenue Transportation Authority (MATA) runs several historic trolleys through Uptown...

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Workplace Adventures: Oprah’s Book Club

For 15 years, Oprah Winfrey ran a “book club” on her show, where she promoted several books a year. In addition, she often had authors on promoting other books. Working at a bookstore back...

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The War Protest

In January 2003, the United States and its allies were on the verge of invading Iraq. I thought that starting a second war was a bad idea, so when a friend invited me to...

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The State Fair at Sunset

In the fall, when the temperature in Texas drops below ninety degrees, people in Dallas head out to festivals and outdoor gatherings. The biggest of these is the State Fair of Texas. Like any...