Author Archives: Rick Radcliff

Best Swimming Pool Invention Since the Diving Board

I took up swimming again in 2013.  My weekly sports activities for the last 20 years have primarily consisted of tennis, basketball, and running.  I love trail running too and I increased the frequency of tracking down and tackling trails … Continue reading

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Hope Floats

Hope must be the word of the year.  Every turn I take I’m seeing the word hope.  Even in this shot I took last week I took of a butterfly behind our house.  For native American (indigenous peoples) the yellow butterfly represents … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur clubhouses

There are a couple of great collaborative shared-workspace, startup incubators on the north-side of Indy that you should definitely check out if you have great new business idea or are growing a small business. LaunchFishers and The Speak Easy are two … Continue reading

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I Like Panhandlers

Why are the homeless and panhandlers so feared?  I like them.  They make me a touch anxious like anyone else and I used to be afraid to make eye contact, but you’ll really make your life a lot easier if … Continue reading

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Gmail Inbox & iPhones

Recently for those of you that have Gmail accounts know that there is a new “Promotions” tab in the Gmail inbox redesign where all “mass email” or promotional email will land.  Email marketers (including charities) have some legitimate concerns that … Continue reading

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Man Overboard | New Sheriff in Town

While at eTapestry I created two consulting packages for dealing with the high turnover rate in the development offices at charities worldwide.   I created one called Man Overboard and another New Sheriff in Town. In my consulting business I’ve … Continue reading

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Doodle Around

How many emails does it take to coordinate meeting times?   Is it a nightmare sometimes to try to find the convenient time for when everyone is available?  Sure, those can be rather easy using MS Outlook’s calendar on a … Continue reading

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Hotspots (iPhone)

Hotspots are not totally new technology, but I’m a huge fan now. iPhones have had “Personal Hotspots” since 2011.  I’ve been using it for about a month and it is pretty fast and super easy to use.  You can toggle the … Continue reading

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Changing Priorities

Last year around this time my wife and I were in England at a wedding in Bristol which is 90 minute train ride south of London. This photo is my favorite street sign of all time.  This was taken in … Continue reading

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Third World Success

  My wife Kitty and I have been privileged to sponsor some children in Haiti for the past 6 years and and our original sponsor child is the absolute image of success. Franzy (left) was dropped off at an orphanage in … Continue reading

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