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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Encore: An Apple a Day

Last week I posted that it was my anniversary of one-to-one sessions at Apple 67 — or Apple USW as "they" say, and today I'd like to tell you, dear reader, that the response to my efforts from the Apple trainers, greeters, cash-wrappers and security guards has been touching and somewhat overwhelming, and if any of you "out there" have ever toyed with the idea of expressing your gratitude towards someone, I encourage you to do so. We are living in tough times. Maybe we can't send dollars to Libya or Japan, but that should not stop us from reaching out to those in our own world, by sending them a card (and I have a wide selection in my store-front). Let's heed the warning in the (I'm showing my age now), song by Three Dog Night, Easy To be Hardand if we truly care about the issues at hand, there is always something we can do for those right in front of us, and I am suggesting, sending a "snail-mail" card (for starters) to warm the hearts of anyone in your life that has helped you move forward.

And with that thought, I leave you with this "reprise" — a video (short, short), in honor of the wonderful training I have received, produced by yours truly (with some techie assistance). The animated "show" starts out with all the people I've met during "class-time" (represented by apples with the individual's name on each one) and cuts to the ones that I first worked with (and many of those are acknowledged an on-line brochure). This cuts to the clapping/applause that you will hear as individuals leave their position at Apple 67, and this occurs every time someone employed by Apple 67 moves on to their next endeavor — often a sad moment for me, but a ritual rooted in Apple 67's (excuse me, Apple USW) spirit of encouragement and good will. Then the newer apples enter, each contributing a unique perspective. Thanks again.

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