Steve Lovelace Blog

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Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas

Recently I posted pictures of my 2009 trip to Fredericksburg, Texas. While down there, I stayed in a cabin and saw some beautiful countryside. And while there are some good wineries in the region,...

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Steve Jobs: Time Traveler

I just finished the book Replay, by Ken Grimwood. It’s the story of a 43-year-old man who dies and awakes in his college dorm room. He then lives his life over again. Only this...

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Samoa Stories: Palagi Beach

The sun was beating down on me as I rode in the bed of a pickup truck. The air was as hot and muggy as usual. I was wishing I had brought a lava-lava...

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Fredericksburg, Texas: Oktober 2009

In the mid-1800s, a large number of Germans settled the Hill Country around Austin and San Antonio. Since then, they’ve assimilated with Texan/American culture, but they still celebrate their German heritage. No where is...

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Workplace Adventures: Canned Music

My least favorite thing about working retail was the canned music. At the first store I worked at, they played the same music every two hours. Every two hours. The same thing on a...

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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. That night, I was scheduled to work...

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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...