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  • In Which I Give Thanks for Taylor Swift

    As I sit here at my desk eating a doughnut and stretching my stomach for the impending Thanksgiving feast, I know I have a lot to be thankful for. 1. Dancing With The Stars. Aside from host Tom Bergeron being an absolute delight, I am currently obsessed with dancing partners Val Chmerkovskiy and Janel Parrish—or, as we in the seedy underbelly of competitive ballroom like to call them, Janelskiy....
  • Four Ways to Keep Residents Coming Back for More

    When potential residents make the effort to call, email, and spend time at searching for a place to call home, most apartment community staffs are on their best behavior, trying to make the positive first impression in hopes to “woo” the prospect into a  lease signing, rent paying member of the community. Mutual trust is built, the future looks bright, and hopes are high for a wonderful...
  • You Better Listen to Oprah

    I don’t like making small talk. I mean, I think I pull it off fairly well, but as I’m outwardly saying, “Yes, it was crazy cold last Tuesday,” inside I’m all, “WHEN WILL THIS END? MAKE THIS MADNESS END!” Unfortunately (for me), it’s all about who you know—and who they know. And if you must know, I know someone who guest starred on The Good Wife. So really, no need to network any further! But the...
  • Capitol Update: Parity Achieved

    It appears that after eight years of missteps and missed opportunities, the Republican Party has finally figured out its campaign strategy, tactics and infrastructure. That starts with candidate selection and oversight, brings in better polling and message testing and finishes with strong and accurate get-out-the-vote operations. Add in the muscle and money of third-party groups like Americans...

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