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“Dear Linkedin User”

Dear Linkedin User,

Please consider periodically updating your account. Your last update occurred while “W” was president. Also, please stop hiding your resume and information. Are you not proud of your achievements? Are you just lazy? Stupid? In any case, be proud and take initiative! This silly social media thing probably isn’t going away.

Be advised, no one is asking you to share every detail of your life including personal information such as your social security number, credit card information and the like. That would be stupid. Seriously, please tell everyone where you worked and your credentials.
There is nothing worse than stumbling across your Linkedin “profile” to see you only list the job you had 3 years ago. Really? You can do better than this and you should.

Also, you should consider joining a group and contributing your knowledge. I know you are smart and you could share your contribute your knowledge to the group. Do so. Remember when someone share their knowledge with you? Return the favor. Please.

Furthermore, dearest user, if you are not going to use Linkedin at a reasonable capacity such as listing your experience, contributing to groups, and maybe adding some kind picture, please consider deleting your profile.

Since I mentioned photos, you may be curious about my photo. It is the sunrise over Lake Superior on a November morning about a month before my daughter was born. I have always appreciated the photo for its duality and contrast between night and day. In fact, I think the exact date was November 11, 2009. I have been meaning, for some time, change my photo.

I hope this letter finds you well.


Michael Dvorscak

P.S. Are you “Linkedin”?


3Things I Learned From Charlotte

Although my daughter is 15 months old. She is quite the teacher.

  1. Approach each new day with enthusiasm and ebullience. Charlotte wakes up each morning with unbridled enthusiasm, which is evident by the loud sounds coming from the monitor. She is usually getting a start on the day by playing and looking at books. When her mother and I go upstairs to change her diaper and get her dressed she greets us with big smiles and hugs. How do you greet the day?
  2. Learn and try new things. At 15 months, Charlotte is all about trying different things and learning new skills. This skills included ascending and descending the stairs, twisting caps on and off bottles, turning the Television on and off, and sampling new foods. She is constantly learning and experimenting, sometimes at the alarm and dismay of her parents.
  3. If you fall get up. Get up and try again and again and again. She embraces “Don’t stop, don’t give-up,” which hears on her favorite show, Yo Gabba Gabba!

I can only hope she will learn as much from me as I have learned from her.

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