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Erik Deckers
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Save Boaty McBoatface, Replace Robert E. Lee
Democracy may suffer a staggering blow this week. Despite overwhelming support from an enthusiastic public, the will of the British people may be silenced by a single civil servant. A new £200 million science research vessel has been named Boaty McBoatface ...
Democracy may suffer a staggering blow this week. Despite overwhelming support from an enthusiastic public, the will of the British people may be silenced by a single civil servant. A new £200 million science research vessel ...
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Would You Rather Always Be Late or a Jerk?
Some days, I worry about society, because otherwise-normal people seem to want to be mean for the sake of being mean. I recently wrote an article on my work blog about a trend I've noticed where people complain on social media about others who are late. Not...
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Lateness is one of my biggest pet peeves. They aren't valuing your time. Maybe that makes them jerks as well. 
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The Crack of the Bat, the Roar of the Children
Erik is out of the office this week, so to celebrate Major League Baseball's Opening Day, we're reprinting a column from 2005, back when the Fort Wayne Tin Caps were still known as the Wizards. "Okay, is everyone for our first baseball game." "That's right,...
Erik is out of the office this week, so to celebrate Major League Baseball's Opening Day, we're reprinting a column from 2005, back when the Fort Wayne Tin Caps were still known as the Wizards. "Okay, is everyone for our firs...
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It's Not Necessary to Narrate Everything You See
"It's Not Necessary to Narrate Everything You See." Did you see that headline? It said "It's Not Necessary to Narrate Everything You See." I point it out, in case the person in your life who narrates everything they see wasn't there with you. I point it out...
"It's Not Necessary to Narrate Everything You See." Did you see that headline? It said "It's Not Necessary to Narrate Everything You See." I point it out, in case the person in your life who narrates everything they see wasn'...
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The How and Why of Impostor Syndrome
I'm a little worried about my new residency, I told Karl. "Why?" said Karl. "It's a nice place, nice back yard, and it's in a good neighborhood. Plus, your kids seem to like it." No, not my residence. My residency. We were sitting in Santa Cruise, a Bolivia...
I'm a little worried about my new residency, I told Karl. "Why?" said Karl. "It's a nice place, nice back yard, and it's in a good neighborhood. Plus, your kids seem to like it." No, not my residence. My residency. We were si...
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Kanye Asks Tech Billionaires For Bailout
Poor Kanye West. No, seriously, poor Kanye West. As in Kanye West is poor. $53 million poor. The self-proclaimed music legend took to Twitter last week to bemoan his sad fate, saying he's "$53 million in personal debt." Kanye's debt is roughly $15 million g...
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You're Never Too Old to Have Fun
A recent Twitter poll from ESPN's "His & Hers" asked the question, "(Is it) OK for a grown man to bring a glove to a baseball game?" Grown men get paid millions of dollars to play a kid's game played by children around the world, and you're wondering whethe...
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Kicking the Cheeseburger Habit
I have a dining problem. Not an eating problem. A problem with the things I choose to eat at restaurants. Most of my healthier-than-thou friends will no doubt shout, "See! I knew it! He's finally hit rock bottom, and he's ready to seek help!" Not even close...
I have a dining problem. Not an eating problem. A problem with the things I choose to eat at restaurants. Most of my healthier-than-thou friends will no doubt shout, "See! I knew it! He's finally hit rock bottom, and he's rea...
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What Exactly Are the Best Words?
Donald Trump seems to think anything and everything is for sale. Jokes about his presidential campaign aside, the Orange One seems to think the world is his oyster, and the parts of it he hasn't plated in gold yet aren't worth owning. A few weeks ago, Trump...
Donald Trump seems to think anything and everything is for sale. Jokes about his presidential campaign aside, the Orange One seems to think the world is his oyster, and the parts of it he hasn't plated in gold yet aren't wort...
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You Can't Argue With Mom
Now that I'm in my late 40s, I look back at my childhood and realize that, for the most part, my parents were pretty smart, and their advice was generally sound and worth following. Things I used to rebel against — and I did that a lot — are actually import...
Now that I'm in my late 40s, I look back at my childhood and realize that, for the most part, my parents were pretty smart, and their advice was generally sound and worth following. Things I used to rebel against — and I did ...
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Open Letter to CEO Costs Millennial Her Job
Millennials have been maligned in the news and workplace as being self-entitled spoiled brats who don't quite understand what it means to do things for themselves, thanks to the helicopter parents who hover nervously over their children, and their counterpa...
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What About Saying Cootchie Cootchie Coo?
Erik is out of the office this week, so we are reprinting a column from 2005. While most new parents are eager to show off their new baby, and positively beam when people coo at and marvel over their newest family member, one hospital in Halifax, Scotland i...
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    Philosophy, 1985 - 1989
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    College Student Personnel Administration (M.A.), 1989 - 1990
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    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
Work
Occupation
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
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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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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!
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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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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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