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Erik Deckers
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Attended Ball State University
Lives in Oviedo, FL
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Motivational Quotes: Inspiration for the Uninspired
I'm not an easy person to motivate. That doesn't mean I lack motivation. It means you won't inspire me to do my best by bombarding me with clever slogans and aphorisms. I find my own inspiration and motivate myself without any clever quotes to guide me. "Ju...
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Exercise and Technology Don't Mix
"Hello, I am Lily, your wearable fitness device. You can wear me on your wrist, and I will monitor your physical activity, and sync it all to your mobile phone or laptop computer so you can monitor your progress. Please state your name, so I know what to ca...
"Hello, I am Lily, your wearable fitness device. You can wear me on your wrist, and I will monitor your physical activity, and sync it all to your mobile phone or laptop computer so you can monitor your progress. Please state...
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The World's Only Best First Time
Life starts out as a series of firsts, which if you're the first child like me, your parents obsessively tracked in your baby book. First time you sat up, first time you rolled over, first steps, first words, first grownup food, first haircut. My brother wa...
Life starts out as a series of firsts, which if you're the first child like me, your parents obsessively tracked in your baby book. First time you sat up, first time you rolled over, first steps, first words, first grownup fo...
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The Growing Trend of Living Tiny
Move over, giant sprawling houses. Tiny house living is the Next Big Thing. After the Great Recession, people realized they didn't need — and shouldn't have gotten — 4,000 square foot McMansions anymore. They started dumping all their useless crap, and bega...
Move over, giant sprawling houses. Tiny house living is the Next Big Thing. After the Great Recession, people realized they didn't need — and shouldn't have gotten — 4,000 square foot McMansions anymore. They started dumping ...
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Sharks and Piranhas and Bears, Oh My
Growing up in Indiana, the one thing we didn't have were bears. I was always fascinated by bears. I admired them for their strength and single-mindedness in searching for pic-a-nic baskets. Bears were also far away animals, and I never worried about one of ...
Growing up in Indiana, the one thing we didn't have were bears. I was always fascinated by bears. I admired them for their strength and single-mindedness in searching for pic-a-nic baskets. Bears were also far away animals, a...
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Philosophy vs. Farts: When High-Brow Meets Low-Brow
I had a tough time choosing a topic for this week's column. It started out easy. I was going to write about Elon Musk's recent statement that it's possible we're all living inside a video game simulation created by a more advanced civilization, and we're al...
I had a tough time choosing a topic for this week's column. It started out easy. I was going to write about Elon Musk's recent statement that it's possible we're all living inside a video game simulation created by a more adv...
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What Does Your Car Reveal About Your Personality?
Facebook has hundreds of personality tests and assessments, all of which are complete nonsense and are only designed to get more of your personal information. However, they're sometimes fun to take, and share with your friends. So I want to try writing my o...
Facebook has hundreds of personality tests and assessments, all of which are complete nonsense and are only designed to get more of your personal information. However, they're sometimes fun to take, and share with your friend...
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Texans Prove to Be Boobs Over Haboob
Several Texans near Lubbock got their gauze in a garble last week over the National Weather Service's (NWS) use of an Arabic word on their Facebook page. By the way, gauze and garble are both Arabic words "A haboob is rapidly approaching the Lubbock airport...
Several Texans near Lubbock got their gauze in a garble last week over the National Weather Service's (NWS) use of an Arabic word on their Facebook page. By the way, gauze and garble are both Arabic words "A haboob is rapidly...
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  • Ball State University
    Philosophy, 1985 - 1989
  • Ball State University
    College Student Personnel Administration (M.A.), 1989 - 1990
  • Ball State University
    Speech Communication (M.A.), 1992 - 1993
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Professional blogger, public speaker, book author, humor writer
Introduction
Professional writer, book author, marketing agency owner. Newspaper humor columnist since 2004. Co-author of 4 books on social media marketing and content marketing. Named the Kerouac House writer-in-residence for Spring 2016.
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Co-author of 4 books on social media, 21-year newspaper humor columnist
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Professional writer, public speaker, book author.
Skills
Writing, Public Speaking, Blogging, Social Media Marketing
Employment
  • Pro Blog Service
    President, 2009 - present
  • Indiana Office of Tourism Development
    Travel Writer, 2009 - 2015
  • VisionDirect
    Director of Sales and Marketing, 2007 - 2008
  • Indiana State Department of Health
    Risk Communication Director, 2006 - 2007
  • GW Micro
    Director of Sales and Marketing, 2004 - 2005
  • WE International, Inc.
    Director of Marketing, 1994 - 2004
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Oviedo, FL
Previously
Indianapolis, IN - Muncie, IN - Syracuse, IN - Normal, IL - McCordsville, IN - Noblesville, IN
It never fails when we come here: someone's silverware is never clean, the tables feel like they haven't been wiped down properly, and this time, my lunch was cold.
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reviewed a year ago
Good Chicago dog, but I wasn't wild about the slaw on the Carolina dog. It may be to some people's taste, it just didn't suit me. Good dogs though!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Outstanding pastries; I only wish their coffee didn't come from a Nescafe machine. Still, it's better than some coffee shops that over roast their beans.
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reviewed 2 years ago
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Good coffee, nice atmosphere. Very quiet on a Friday night. Seems like a cool place to hang out and write, if you're into that sort of thing.
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