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Nathan Weaver
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Storyteller across many mediums.
Storyteller across many mediums.

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Let me get this straight... Confederates and Nazis protested taking down of Confederate statue and now these statues are dropping like flies?
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Nazis are stupid. Spread the word.
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Super Marios Bros 3 and purchasing video games in my household.
My son asked me when Super Mario Bros. 3 came out, and I had to Bing it. The answer is October 23, 1988. And I was suddenly struck with the weirdness that I have specific memories of the release of Mario 3, and yet I was only five years old. That shows you how important it was to my five year old brain. The big thing I remember is it being a big deal for two reasons...

1) it was Mario and everybody loved Mario, plus it wasn't Mario 2, which was just weird.

2) it was really expensive for a video game at the time, and if you're parents weren't just basking in money sun waves or willing to lay down that kind of cash for a video game, you probably didn't get it. We didn't get it.

But our parents had a pretty strict rule about video games, we had to buy our own games. They never bought us games. Not even for birthdays. So we had to save up our own money to get new games, or consoles for that matter. I don't think our parents ever bought a video game related product. Looking back, it's quite impressive on their part and we never felt ripped off. They just made it clear that it was up to us to save our own money, if we wanted to purchase video games.
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Death Spa.
Watched this flick the other night. Had me laughing good. 80s, gym workout stuff, and people randomly getting killed in ridiculous ways--what's not to love?
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Google+ is favorite social network among users.
Makes sense to me. Google+ users, even when dissatisfied, are passionate about the network. You can hear it in how they speak about the network. And a lot of that has to do with respect Google employees have shown its users through the years. Let's hope that respect continues to be shown and ears always remain open.

Listening to your users is super important. Ignoring them and doing whatever makes the most money, or appeases shareholders, does not.

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Just completed first draft of Mercedes Masterson book 1.
Rejoice! Rejoice! I have just completed the first draft of book 1 in my detective novella series. Super excited about this. I can feel it isn't perfect, but a complete story. There were things I wanted to include, but didn't for some reason or another that will need further consideration. Also, there were things I felt might need to be included along the way. And there were things I hinted at that never really fully developed, so I'll need to make choices on those and develop or chop as necessary.

And then, of course, there's the actual editing stuff--like making it sound good. But I'm super excited that book 1 is officially on its way.

And to celebrate, here's a song from my Mercedes Masterson playlist.

#amwriting #MercedesMasterson

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Arya Stark has a new motto apparently: "A girl don't take sh*t from no one. Not even a room full of men." #GoTS7
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Playing Star Wars Battlefront while listening to the soundtrack to Underworld. Still an awesome soundtrack.

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He Walked by Night (1948)
Today He Walked by Night is available both on the web and Opera TV app. You can also view our videos anywhere the Dailymotion app is available (Android, iOS, Xbox One, etc).

Link to movie on web: https://onyxdragonfilms.wordpress.com/publicnoir/he-walked-by-night-1948/

#filmnoir #publicnoir
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Belittling your employees.
Something I've been thinking about lately... you can't belittle your employees as a leader or manager. And there's two ways that can happen, both are equally damaging.

1) Privately. Belittling employees to their face and when you are alone with them.

2) Publicly. Belittling your employees in front of other employees. Whether it's behind their back to other employees or in front of other employees, the result is similar. Employees will begin to take sides and the victimized employee will be shamed, humiliated and drug through the dirt.

The thing that always comes to my mind when I witness this behavior: you're the boss. If you are dissatisfied with an employee's performance, do something about it. You are literally in a position to actually do something about it. Coworkers with said employee are not. There is no excuse or reason to engage in building up an army against YOUR employee. It makes zero sense. Are you in charge or not? If so, act like it. Talking down and belittling your own employee doesn't show you have some sort of dominance in the relationship. It pretty much just makes you look like an abusive person.

So the next time you need to talk to an employee, seriously, take ownership of the situation and move forward. Don't belittle the person and drag it out.

#leadership
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