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Jim Murray

3 weeks ago

The World According To Raymond Reddington

1. The quality of your life is only what you make it. We all have the ability to live like good human beings and help others do the same. · 2. Know that politicians are only attracted to politics because most of them are lawyers and have figured out easy ways to make lots of mone ...

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Writing

Some Tips for People Who are Buying Their First Bike.

A lot of people, especially those who are environmentally aware, are leaving their cars at home a lot more and getting around on bikes. · I have been a bike rider for more than 70 years. I have probably owned a couple dozen bikes during that period and have picked up a bit of use ...

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Education

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6 months ago

He Said...He Said

Conversations Across the 49th Parallel

The Decline & Fall Of The Advertising Empire

JIM: I have spent the Lion’s share of my adult life in the business of advertising. When I started in 1971, I was part of the third generation of modern day creative people. My mentors were the people who were taught the trade by the likes of David Ogilvy, Bill Bernbach and Leo B ...

6 min. reading time · 2 likes · 2 comments

Business

Jim Murray

6 months ago

The Cold Hard Reality of Being a Best Selling Author.

If you fancy yourself a writer and cruise around on social media for any length of time, you will invariably come across offers to publish your book directly and forego all the drudgery of finding a literary agent and a publisher, which, of course, entials going back and doing th ...

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Writing

Jim Murray

6 months ago

SMOKE
SIGNALS

by Jim Murray

 

A collection of novellas and short stories
from my life after advertising.

Copyright 2023 Jim Murray, MurMarketing
289-687-3475 * james.murray@sympatico.ca
This is a work of fiction. Any similarities to persons
alive or dead are purely coincidental.

The Up-To-Date Library Of My Short Stories

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Writing

Jim Murray

6 months ago

He Said...He Said

Conversations Across the 49th Parallel

Let't See Whatcha Got, Mr Chatbot

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Writing

Jim Murray

7 months ago

He Said...He Said

Conversations Across the 49th Parallel

Back In Our Blazing Saddles

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Science and Technology

Jim Murray

9 months ago

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ESG….And What It Means To The World

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Education

Jim Murray

9 months ago

Some Thoughts On The Renewable Revolution

The last couple of decades in the life of planet Earth have been very strange ones indeed. · As a writer and observer of as much of the world as I can learn about without extensive travel, I have seen that there very much appears to be a revolution going on. It’s not a noisy revo ...

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Science and Technology

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1 year ago

On Deepening Relationships On Social Media

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Business

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1 year ago

THE LONG &
SHORT OF IT

 

THREE VOLUMES
OF THREE STORIES EACH
by JIM MURRAY

Copyright 2023 Jim Murray, MurMarketing
289-687-3475 + james.murray@sympatico.ca

These are works of fiction. Any similarities
to persons alive or dead are purely coincidental

The Long & Short Of It : Short Stories by Me

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Writing

in beBee Science Café and in 1 more group

The Slow Death Of Caveat Emptor

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Science and Technology
Through the years
We all will be together
RTT PTR

So hang a shining star

Upon the highest bough
NTR Tn
A merry little Christmas now

Yadda Yadda Yadda And A Partridge in A Pear Tree: A Christmas Memory

(This was originally written in 2020) · We’re having the worst snowstorm of the season so far as I sit here and write these words. I’ve shovelled twice and will doubtless be shovelling more. According to The Weather Channel, this storm is called a Colorado Low. Not very creative ...

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Writing

in If you must talk work!

The Writer’s Life…A Couple Billion Keystrokes And Counting

I · can’t speak for all writers, because I’m only this one and that’s really all the opinion I am entitled to. · For the past 55 years, all I have ever really known myself to be is a writer. And one of the things I learned about myself as a writer, was that my mind gravitated to ...

4 min. reading time · 4 likes · 3 comments

Writing

Jim Murray

1 year ago

The Idiot Class

(I wrote this post after the 2016 election and updated it after the 2020 election. Sad to say these people have not wised up since) · Since Donald Trump’s election to president, or perhaps a little before that, there was a class of Americans that nobody defined. · These were peo ...

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Politics

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1 year ago

The Tale Of The Two Americas

Whenever I write anything about America I have to take into account that it is actually two countries, and these days it’s becoming more and more transparently obvious. · One America is made up of literate, intelligent, generous people who see America for the melting pot country ...

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Politics

in Café beBee

How Powerful Is Your Mind?

Two years ago I returned home from a four month ordeal that included major spinal surgery, that took away my ability to balance due to a growth on my spine that started out as a simple e-coli infection that had a mind of its own. · When I got home, I was in a wheelchair, and assu ...

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Life Lessons

in Book Lovers

Branding Strategy For Authors : Part 3 In A Series

This is the third in a series on writing, which is something I have been doing professionally for more than 50 years. Hope you enjoy it and find the insights useful. · A couple weeks ago, I spent an hour chatting with my friend Barb Munshaw. Barb is a social media marketer, but o ...

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in MARCA PERSONAL & PERSONAL BRANDING

Branding Strategy For Authors: Part 2 In A Series

This is the second in a series on branding strategy for authors. But in actuality, it applies to virtually anyone out there working to develop their own business. Other posts in this series can be found at https://ca.bebee.com/bee/jim-murray/posts · ************ · Who Is Your Cus ...

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