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Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - 9:02am

Catching a bad case of the economic droopies? How better to buck up than at a conference where one speaker's job title is "Director of All Things Fun, Meaningful and Rewarding."


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Monday, August 4, 2008 - 11:46am

One more time. Here's what more blog readers had to say about what Clovis and Fresno need to create some positive "poisonality," after I suggested last week that both needed an infusion.


Clovis?


"Clovis could use some more high-end restaurants. With the population growth north of Herndon (say from Willow to Temperance), it's amazing there aren't any nice places to eat.


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Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 10:21am

The Summer Olympics will be upon us soon...these events are full of success and gold-medal stories, but many of the sagas did not begin with a victory...here are some inspirational stories about a variety of "winners" and their tenacity and commitment to achieve excellence:


Paul Hamm was a gold medalist at the 2004 Olympics in gymnastics, but not before slipping during a vault landing, crashing into the judges' table and dislocating his jaw...after falling to 12th place, he decided to go and give the best performance of his life, and was determined not to hold anything back.


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Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 6:48am

Readers of my last blog emailed me their wish/needs lists toward infusing personality into downtown Fresno.


From Jim Cole:



  • A pro sports team. There are many smaller cities with pro teams. Take Green Bay (pop.100,353). Please.

  • An airport. (FAT does not count.)

  • A theater district. (In fact, I am willing to accept anything of a cultural nature since we're starting from near zero.)

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Monday, July 28, 2008 - 8:48am

Every successful downtown needs a personality. I've lived and worked in some that did (New York City, Milwaukee) and others that didn't (Hartford and New London, Conn.). Here's what I wish for downtown Fresno:



  • A gourmet restaurant. We've got subway sandwiches, chicken pita and a pittance more.