Political Campaigns Are Using Social Media

My brother has been working on the social media accounts of several politicians that are starting to try to run for office in two years. He said that he knew that they were going to have to get more people to follow them. The people he is working for are lucky because he knows exactly what to do like buy instagram followers that will follow your account and like your pictures so that other people will see them liking the account. When people look at what their friend’s activities are online, they will see if they can to determine if they should also like the same posts or accounts. I think that people want to fit in with their friends and social groups, and they will like certain posts if they think that their friends or family will see their activity and determine how it suits their personal agenda.

My brother was telling me that when people like a post, it gets the post higher up on the feed, and will allow more people to see it when they log into their app. I did not think of this, but I have noticed that my social media ads are geared towards things that I like or they are related to things that I may have looked up in my search browser. It kind of can be scary if you think about how much your computer knows about you. If someone went to look at your personal information on your feed then they would be able to tell a lot about things that you like or look up. If you accidentally look something up online, then it may become part of the system that will gear ads towards you and that could get somewhat awkward if someone else sees it by mistake.


Finding the Best Entertainment for Our Employee Appreciation Party

As the human resources director at my company, I have been given the task of helping organize our annual employee appreciation dinner and party. This is an event that everybody enjoys and looks forward to all year. Each year we try to make it more fun and exciting than the previous one. We are always looking for the most spectacular corporate event entertainment available. The planning committee has found a new entertainment company that has many different avenues we can explore to show our employees how valuable they are to us.

I have been doing a bit of research on this new company and am putting together a proposal to present at our next meeting. (more…)


My Sister and I Inherited the Small Bust Gene That Runs in Our Family

Sisters do not really talk about their styles or looks, and I don’t think they talk much about issues they may have with their body parts. My sister and I are close, but we never had much conversation about how we perceive our looks. Then I discovered my sister was trying a couple of different best breast enhancement creams. I knew then that she thought about herself in much the same way that I do. We both inherited the genes of small breasts that run in our family, and we both wanted to do something about it.

The women in our family have resorted to different methods to increase their bust sizes. (more…)


I Want to Keep My Grandma’s Memory Alive with My New Business

I learned to bake wonderful things when visiting my grandmother as a child and teen. Prior to her passing away, she made me promise that I would keep on making the things she taught me to make. I am keeping that promise, and I decided to do that by opening a bakery of my own. I learned of a great commercial kitchen to rent, then I found out where to get commercial equipment financing in Toronto so that I could get all of the things I needed to put in the rented kitchen. It didn’t happen overnight, but it was not that hard to do either because I was so determined.

A lot of people think that their grandparents are special, but not everyone has the close bond that I did with my grandmother. As a single mom taking care of 4 children, my mom sometimes needed a break. (more…)


The Evolution of a Shooter

I’ve been having the best time doing clay pigeon shooting in Bristol over the last month. I first went with a friend who suggested checking it out with him. I enjoyed shooting so much that I just had to come back. It’s pretty much taken over all of the other hobbies in my life. I used to be into video games and woodworking, but I haven’t had much time for that since shooting. Although I like those hobbies, the feeling of hitting a clay pigeon just can’t be topped by them.

I’ve meet some cool people at the shooting area. Many people have been coming there for years to practice, but there are also many who come there for the first time, like I did. You can tell who is coming for the first time by the way they walk, look around the shooting area, and when they take their first shot. The novices are a little unsure of themselves, which is understandable since they’ve never shot before. (more…)


I Want to Make Sure That Everything Stays Balanced for My Children

When both of my daughters began talking about social media a couple of years ago, I told them both that they could use different social apps with my supervision. At the time, they agreed. However, they have both become rather sneaky lately. This led me to begin using a handy Snapchat hack app so that I can keep an eye on them both while they use that app. Things are not as simple as they were back in the 70s and 80s, and I truly believe that every parent needs to pay attention to what their kids are doing today.

I remember how good it was just to be a kid when I was growing up. I got to play outside all day after school and all throughout holiday breaks. (more…)


Eric Van Aro

Italian/German Artist Eric Van Aro takes some well-known classics and originals and comes up with an appealing new album titled Friends.

Van Aro is a veteran in the entertainment business, working in several different facets over the years. All of his experience pays off on this collection of 12 jazz infused tracks. He has a great voice, filled with warmth and melody.

“He’s Misstra Know-it-All” is a lively tune that has an intoxicating rhythm and rhyme to it while “Gershwin-King-Taylor Medley” is one of the more interesting adaptations of a pop medley turned into a jazz groove that you would ever hope to hear. Either you will love it or move on to the next track, there is no in between. “The Painting In My Heart” plays to the singer’s strengths quite well; I found it to be one of the best tracks on the CD, and its quickly becoming one of my favorites and I think its one of his as well because it’s the only song listed with the words in the CD sleeve. “Not The Boy Next Door” is superb as well, it has a nice rolling Latin flavoring punctuated by the signature Van Aro vocal stamp, at times he sounds as if he is ready to break into a scat (he saves that style of vocalization for “Pick Up The Pieces”), but stops and the tempo of the song changes. The title track is also a showcase for the singer and the band’s musical prowess. The bass line drives the song along while the keyboards get down and funky. He sounds so relaxed and natural throughout the track, no doubt the soundtrack he sets the vocals to create that comfort zone. Speaking of highlights, the most prolific track on the album is “Be Somebody.” The words are aimed straight for the heart; it’s a slice of life and reality in between musical notes and the voice of an inspired artist. This one song really put the icing on the proverbial cake for me.

This kind of album requires a few listens before a concrete opinion emerges. For me, I liked it on the first spin but only after the third spin did it really hit home entirely. I ‘heard’ everything that made the recording what it is; I guess three really is the charm. Who ever said a jazz album was easy to interpret any way? You will not hear this writer ever say that. Van Aro has a fine group of musicians from Italy to accompany him, which besides his innate musical sense, makes this entire project such a success.

November 18, 2005

01. Put the Weight On My Shoulders (3:43)
02. He’s Misstra Know-it-All (4:10)
03. Gershwin-king-taylor Medley (5:10)
04. The Painting in My Heart (5:29)
05. Miles Blowin (4:40)
06. Water Under the Bridge (5:24)
07. Not the Boy Next Door (3:44)
08. Friends (3:45)
09. Pick Up the Pieces (4:57)
10. Be Somebody (5:52)
11. Won’t Play No More (2:56)
12. My Buddy (2:21)



Eric Van Aro-lead and backing vocal arrangements
Flaviano Cuffari-drums arrangements
Massimo Scoca-bass arrangements
Tony Casuscelli-keyboard arrangements