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Debra Legg
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Writer, mom, geek, political junky, recovering journalist, NASCAR and baseball fan
Writer, mom, geek, political junky, recovering journalist, NASCAR and baseball fan

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I don't often do this, but I'm sending this across all my social media today to try to help a former co-worker and an all-around fantastic person. Help Kelly Jones join the MLB FanCave by watching her video. If you're a baseball fan, it's pretty entertaining and captures her love for and all-around knowledge of the game. Please share!

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How to not convince me to share your post, on any social media platform: Hint in the post that I should share it because you're trying to get it to "go viral". Yes, I saw this this morning on one platform, and it was from someone who gets paid to do social media.

Here's a hint for the person: Whether I share something depends on if I think my friends will find it interesting, amusing or moving. I'll also share if it would inform or help them save money - which this morning's post would have, but I was so turned off by the ham-fisted approach that I didn't share it.

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The real loser in Amazon's Kindle announcement today is not iPad or Nook but Scholastic. Here's why:

My kids love my Kindle like they love chocolate. They read more and longer on the Kindle. They've been begging for one of their own, but no way was I going to shell out $300 to get them each one. But now Amazon comes along with a $79 Kindle - $99 for a touch, which they would really love because they covet my Droid phone. Suddenly, this is affordable for Christmas.

So how does this hurt Scholastic? Well, if our reading budget is going to eBooks for the Kindle rather than to paper books, that's going to leave Scholastic out in the cold. It was no more than a few weeks ago that Scholastic signed an eBook deal with a company that does not support Kindle! Oopsy. Scholastic's deal with SourceBooks better be lucrative enough to make up for lost Kindle readers or else the company just really put a hurt on itself.

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When is a 16-year-old stadium cup more than just a hunk of aging plastic? When it's a reminder of great friends coming through in tough times that you can pass along to your kids.

I'm wondering why I even need the postal service. I haven't mailed anything since my husband came back from deployment. All my bills are electronic, so are my payments and 99 percent of the mail I get goes straight to the garbage can. I can see trying to save it for the sake of rural residents who don't have the Net access that I do, but I'm not in favor of throwing a ton of money at the problem. Try the "heroic" measures being suggested - ending Saturday delivery, letting them delivery for FedEx and UPS, letting them deliver alcohol - and see where that gets us. If that doesn't work, find a way to survive without.

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This wouldn't work for me! I read to escape the noise.

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I wish they'd asked what percentage of the phone's use is to actually make calls. I've had my Droid since Friday, and the only call I've made was to try to figure out where the phone was.

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There goes the neighborhood. If there be games, there better be a way to block them.
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