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Erik Deckers
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Attended Ball State University
Lives in Oviedo, FL
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Karl the Curmudgeon Is Tired of Facebook Politics
"I don't know if I can take it anymore, Kid," said Karl, staring at his reflection in the bar mirror. He rubbed his face hard with his hands. "I mean, this constant bickering and nattering and droning on and on and on about how neither person can do anythin...
"I don't know if I can take it anymore, Kid," said Karl, staring at his reflection in the bar mirror. He rubbed his face hard with his hands. "I mean, this constant bickering and nattering and droning on and on and on about h...
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Big Brother Isn't the Government, It's Corporate America
The Internet is spying on me. Not the Edward Snowden kind of spying, where the NSA hides a listening device in my toaster. (Which my daughter accidentally ate in her cinnamon raisin bagel.) I mean, the Internet keeps close track of the things I do. For one ...
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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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That's Not a Bat, This is a Bat
Erik is out of the office this week, so we are reprinting a column from 2004. Since the Olympics are going on, it's a sports-related column. Sort of. Teaching is a noble profession, one that should attract the best and brightest to a rewarding career of sha...
Erik is out of the office this week, so we are reprinting a column from 2004. Since the Olympics are going on, it's a sports-related column. Sort of. Teaching is a noble profession, one that should attract the best and bright...
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The Baxter® Family Newsletter
Hello fellow Glastonbury Neighborhood families! As we finish with summer, I wanted to update you on the Baxter® family fortunes through our monthly newsletter. Since we'll be spending the next two weeks getting ready for back to school, we've been so thankf...
Hello fellow Glastonbury Neighborhood families! As we finish with summer, I wanted to update you on the Baxter® family fortunes through our monthly newsletter. Since we'll be spending the next two weeks getting ready for back...
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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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  • 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
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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Currently
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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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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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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