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This is my view, from my foxhole.  Everybody has their own war…  Take what you need — leave the rest.  And, most importantly, I reserve the right to change and evolve my opinions over time…  That's what good conversations do — blogs, inherently, are conversations.

 

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  • When a Soldier Confesses Their Sins of War to You

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    When a Soldier Confesses Their Sins of War to You
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    by James Stewart
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    Location:  The Donovan, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

    By listening without judgment and negativity, you're giving the soldier/veteran something extremely valuable.  It may seem insignificant — they're pouring out their soul to you, and in doing so, you can have a unique opportunity to help them reclaim what they lost on the battlefield.

    Living — surviving — through combat, changes who we were.  We may choose to remain in denial, because if we can pretend to be who we were, then we may not have to face who we've undoubtedly become.

    The soldier/veteran's chosen to look into their soul and share with you.  When they delve into this abyss, they experience it for the first time, as well as you.  In combat, we have to compartmentalize all of the horrors of war, due to our inability to process it — to do otherwise, would get us killed.

  • Windows 10 :: Addition of a Guest Account

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    Windows 10 :: Addition of a Guest Account
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    by James Stewart
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    Location:  The Donovan, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

    A guest account is a local account for users who don't have a permanent account on your device or domain.  It allows people (i.e. guests, visitors, etc.) to use your device without having access to your personal files.  Users signed-in to the guest account can't install apps, open Windows Store apps, install hardware, nor change settings.

    You can no longer enable the built-in Guest account within Windows 10, but you can workaround this by manually adding a guest account though.  This article will show you how to add a guest account to your Windows 10 device.  You must be signed-in as an administrator to be able to add a guest account.

  • Sudbury Transit's Veteran Pass

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    Sudbury Transit's Veteran Pass
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    by James Stewart
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    Location:  The Donovan, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

    I had the misfortune of having to deal with a rather ignorant Sudbury Transit bus driver (whom I'll refer to as Damian Dolan) on 25 May 2017.  I've since submitted a complaint against Damian, via e-mail, to Transit — CC to 311 and the mayor.  I'd received an automated response from 311, indicating that I should receive a response within 2 business days…  So, by the end of Monday.  I've yet to receive any sort of acknowledgement and/or response from either Transit or the mayor though.

    While that incident with Damian is what led me to the subject of this posting, I'll not be saying much more about it within the context of this post.  I'm giving the city an opportunity to resolve the issue(s) prior to writing a follow-up post wherein I'll go into detail about everything that's happened.

    With that said, was anybody aware of the fact that Sudbury Transit has a "Canadian Veteran" pass program in effect?  I, as sure as Hell, wasn't.  Having been in this city for several years now, and having constantly argued/fought with my worker for transportation funding, I've only just recently — within the last few days — been made aware of its existence.

  • Not WordPress.com for Serious Bloggers

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    Not WordPress.com for Serious Bloggers
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    by James Stewart
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    Location:  Tim Hortons, 1373 Martindale Rd., Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 4J7, Canada

    So, you're ready to make a dent in the universe, eh?  You have great ideas to share with the world and blogging's how you’re going to get it done.  Good for you.

    Of course, there's more to starting a blog than simply having great ideas.  However, you've already made an important decision…  You're going with WordPress.

    After all, Internet big-wigs — Chris Brogan, Brian Clark, Marie Forleo, Michael Hyatt, Jon Morrow, Amy Porterfield, Darren Rowse, Mari Smith, Gary Vaynerchuk, etc. — all use WordPress.

  • Your Blog, Going Nowhere

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    Your Blog, Going Nowhere
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    by James Stewart
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    Location:  Tim Hortons, 1373 Martindale Rd., Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 4J7, Canada

    Do you ever feel like your blog's stuck in quicksand?  You're writing a lot of posts.  You're promoting them.  You're responding to each and every commenter as if they were your bestest of friends.

    But, it's not working though.  The more that you work, the harder that you struggle — the deeper that you sink.  Why?  Well, it may be a little hard to swallow, but you could simply suck at writing.

    That's not the only reason why people fail.  Some people are just lazy, thinking that it's going to happen, without doing any work.  Other people, never learn how to promote their posts.  Others still, are totally anonymous — needing to improve their connections, before they can succeed.

 

 

 

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