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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Trophy for my sister the social worker

My sister Cheryl had a birthday recently. I asked her about retirement (maybe in a couple of years) and it got me thinking about her life and career as a social worker in Detroit (since 1972). I really admire her for devoting her life to making the world a better place and got the idea to honor her in some way now instead of just waiting until she retires. I was fooling around with some metal scraps left over from some other recent projects and wound up making the object you see above. It's sort of a cross between a trophy, a crown, and a globe. [Some people would not consider a junky object like this to be a prize, but Cheryl has always prized the stuff I make.] So thanks, Cheryl, and here's to celebrating your spirit, dedication, and career.
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Monday, April 27, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Jumping the social media gun

I think most people in business who are launching social media efforts are starting in the wrong place.Read all about it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

How to Play Croquet: Game No. 1 (2009)

Mallets, posts, and other pieces from old croquet sets. Click on photo above to view enlarged image. Click here to visit website displaying some of our previous games.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Twitter "business" card I created and handed out at a "Tweet-Up" (dumb name for a meeting organized via Twitter). The hallmark of Twitter is that it allows you to send only very short messages (140 characters or less). I used a small return-address label to represent a twitter-like message window and added my Twitter name (@bukoff) and my public bio on Twitter. General consensus was that this was a clever format. Also liked peel-and-stick feature as it mimics the light "stickiness" of the Twitter medium. A few people--including me--stuck these on their shirts or folders. Making these is an easy trick using mailing label paper and an ink-jet printer.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Numbers in the snow

finger, snow, slate table