Dawning of a new day.

Dawning of a new day, this Wednesday after the 2016 Presidential election.  I can report that img_1287there has been no fire and brimstone, no plague of locusts and no evidence of cats and dogs living together.

I’ve posted some in the usual suspect social media outlets, and yet have mostly stayed away and working on some other projects.  There continues to be quite a bit of weeping and wailing and knashing of teeth, along with a fair amount of handwringing over the results of the election last night.

I am pleased with the results of the election and the local results here in northern Wisconsin.  I’m not of the mind to be shouting from the rooftops, setting off fireworks, ringing the churchbells or any other public display of glee.  It’s only an election, and while in the larger scheme of things there are plenty of underlying issues relating to what transpired last night.  Yes, it’s only an election, not unlike the recent World Series which ended recently.  Two teams competed for the prize and one came away the winner.  The loser congratulated the winner and the winners had their 15 minutes of fame, and then we have all moved on.

We would be and can gain further wisdom in following the example of what transpired in the World Series.

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Conference to Inspire Post-Election Refocus and Recovery

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#140conf Brings Together People in Technology, Business, Arts, Health, and Lifestyle

Friends can get a jump start on post-election recovery by hearing inspirational speeches and making connections at the #140conf, returning to Los Angeles on November 14 at The Crest in Westwood.

With both name and format inspired by the brevity of Twitter, the #140conf schedule is fast-paced. Influencers in the areas of technology, lifestyle, health, art, mindfulness, and more will take the stage. These 10-minute talks and 15-minute panels are interspersed with networking throughout the day.

The #140conf events have taken place worldwide since I started hosting / curating and producing them in 2009. #140conf provides a platform for people to listen, learn, and most of all, create relationships that inspire positive change. Dubbed “The State of Now,” the conference underscores a commitment to exploring how the “real-time web” affects business and personal lives, but it’s much more than that. I am grateful for everyone who will be both speaking at the conference as well as those joining us in the audience. #140conf has had a positive effect on my life and I am looking forward to bringing the conference back to Los Angeles this year.

Taking the time to listen to people who have a story to share that can resonate with you, that’s priceless. Yes, you can go for business purposes and you will learn things to better your practices, but more importantly, perhaps, better yourself and realize that people have the same struggles as you, and maybe you can help them as well. At the end of the day, we are all about community. The #140conf is not your ordinary networking event. It’s filled with people who genuinely want to help each other and create meaningful relationships.

Speakers include award-winning poet and author J. IvyOscar and Peabody Award winner Howard Rosenman, The Sonnet Man Devon Glover, Youngry founder Ash Kumra, Techwalla Editor-in-Chief Dave Johnson, The Fit Cycle’s Andia Winslow, and authors Chandresh Bhardwaj, Marsha Collier, Robert Rosenthal, Amy Friedman, and Liz Strauss and many others. About 40 people will be speaking during the course of the event.

In addition to learning and engaging, the conference also creates a sense of synchronicity and serendipity. There’s something to be said about sitting next to somebody you’ve never met, but who could possibly change your life, or someone with whom you may be virtually acquainted, but who otherwise would not have met in person.

The #140conf “State of Now” will take place on Monday, November 14, 8:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Crest in Westwood, 1262 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90024. Tickets and the complete speaker lineup are available on the event’s page.

Looking forward to co-hosting the 2016 #140conf next week in Los Angeles.

Hugs, Jeff

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Hillary on the NYC bombing.

She doesn’t look sharp. There is also much more that has transpired since this original clip.

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Thanksgiving Proclamation President George Washington

April 30: George Washington becomes the first ...

April 30: George Washington becomes the first President of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thanksgiving Proclamation
President George Washington
City of New York, October 3, 1789

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

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Colorado Recall Results

To an extent,  my faith in the voters of Colorado has been restored. Last nights results are baby steps in the beginning of a much

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longer journey.

Listening, Mayor Bloomberg? Colo. recall Senator said if she lost, Mayors Against Illegal Guns should fold up

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Join a Celebrity Chef’s Ski Racing Team.

Join a Celebrity Chef’s Ski Racing Team. Here’s your opportunity, and due to the hectic holiday season, bidding for this year’s Celebrity Chef Ski Race at the Beaver Creek Food and Wine Weekend is

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John Besh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

extended until Jan. 23 at 9 p.m. The minimum bid is now $175 per team per person and includes a spot on the chef’s team, lift access for the race and brunch at the Beaver Creek Chophouse. The race and brunch will take place Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. This event offers an opportunity for guests to race on a team with their favorite celebrity chefs including John Besh, Spike Mendelsohn, Gail Simmons, Sam Talbot, Alex Seidel and Tim Love. In order to make it onto a chef’s team, guests must bid online at www.biddingforgood.com/beavercreekskirace.

Each celebrity chef team will consist of the four top bidders and the celebrity chef. Race action starts at 10 a.m. on Haymeadow trail followed by brunch and an awards ceremony from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beaver Creek Chophouse. Don’t miss this chance to be a part of your favorite celebrity chef’s team and race side by side with them for a good cause.

The charities the celebrity chefs will be racing for are:

– Tim Love, Burgers for Babies – Founded by Tim Love, Burgers for Babies raises money for NICU Helping Hands, a 501(c)(3) organization. NICU Helping Hands develops hospital and community-based projects to provide education and support to families of premature infants—“family support for fragile beginnings.”

– John Besh, Chefs Move – Chefs Move’s mission is to diversify kitchen management by providing training, experience and mentorship to a minority applicant from New Orleans, sending them to New York City for culinary school training and then bringing them back again to become a leader in the kitchen and in their community.

– Gail Simmons, City Harvest – Now serving New York City for 30 years, City Harvest is the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest will collect more than 42 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms.

– Spike Mendelsohn, Good Stuff Gardens – Chef Spike Mendelsohn started Good Stuff Gardens for KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) to demonstrate to young students that healthy eating is fun, easy and important. Good Stuff Gardens allows Chef Spike to work directly with kids to plant, grow, cook and eat delicious fresh foods.

– Sam Talbot, JDRF – JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volun­teers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research.

– Alex Seidel, Project Angel Heart – Project Angel Heart’s mission is to deliver nutritious meals to improve quality of life, at no cost, for those coping with life-threatening illnesses. Project Angel Heart will deliver at least 445,000 nutritious meals to 1,950 clients in metro Denver and Colorado Springs in 2012.

To learn more about the chefs’ charities and to place your bid, visit www.biddingforgood.com/beavercreekskirace. For lodging specials and more information on Beaver Creek’s Food and Wine Weekend, visit beavercreek.com/foodandwine and follow us on Twitter, @beavercreekmtn.

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Call for Speakers: State Of NOW 2013 / June 18-19 2013 in NYC

Now is the time to be considering your travel arrangements and plans to attend this conference.

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English: Jeff Pulver, at the Ontario 140Conf in Kitchener, Ontario 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Call for Speakers: State Of NOW 2013 / June 18-19 2013 in NYC
Today I am posting the “Call for Speakers” for our major annual conference, State of NOW (#140Conf) to be held on June 18-19, 2013 at the 92nd Y in New York City. For our 2013 event, the core focus will be on business.

So far this year friends have dealt with the Wildfires in Colorado, the US election, Hurricane Sandy, the crisis in Gaza and more. I suspect going into 2013, unexpected events and fundamental shifts in our society will continue to evolve, particularly as mobile communications continues to become even more mainstream.

In the backdrop of these events, social media continues to play an increasing role in how businesses are connecting, reaching out for help, expressing themselves, creating movements, and connecting with brands.

With today’s “Call for Speakers” I am looking for creative, out-of-the-box thinkers to come forward and pitch me something relevant related to their business they would like to discuss from their respective industry sector. I am interested in people who have experienced the effects of the growth of social media in a specific sector and how they feel their future will impacted as these technologies continue to evolve.

Our 2013 event will be taking a look at the continued long term effects of the emerging real-time Internet on business, and systemic changes the worldwide adoption of social media is having on a wide variety of industries and markets.

So please, think about how YOU could contribute to the dialog, and who you may know who would be interested in being part of this event.

If you are interested in speaking at the State of NOW 2013, please visit: http://nyc2013.stateofnow.com/call-for-speakers

The deadline for speaking proposals is: Friday, January 25, 2013.

For information about sponsoring and exhibiting, please free free to contact me.

Happy Holidays and Hugs,


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MTA Metro-North Railroad collaborates with Masabi US to test m-ticketing – PaymentEye

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MTA Metro-North Railroad is collaborating with mobile ticketing specialists Masabi, to test an m-ticketing app which allows commuters to use their phone to buy and display electronic tickets.
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NYC’s Nanny’s Running the Institution.

This week the Nanny’s in New York City took over the asylum with their proposed ban on 16oz sugar drinks.

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English: Looking east along Newark Street (India Square) towards JFK Blvd on a sunny late afternoon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Entrepreneurs in New Jersey and Connecticut are scrambling to find Real Estate to build as many 7-11 and other similar Franchises to take care of the demand for New Yorker’s willing to drive or commute over the state line to get their fix.

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Hacked arcade game uses real-time traffic data.

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5th Ave Frogger, built by New York-based creative Tyler DeAngelo, translates real-time traffic data into digital obstacles in a homage to the classic game.

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