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Real Estate Agent - Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California) - 01338415
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My son Ryan woke up to sleigh bells, and a commotion in the living room.  He woke straight up in the darkness, and ran down the hallway to see Santa placing presents under the the Christmas Tree.  The fist thing he did is thank Santa for his presents.  After eating some cookies and drinking some ...
Wow, now that was a journey!    I started blogging in March of this year. I did a few in 2009, but got discouraged when I recieved only a few comments on the blogs that I wrote. I learned over the last year, that consistency helps create exposure which then creates comments.  I also learned, that...
With the shorter days, it seems that getting up early to see the sunrise means you are up early to start the day.  It is usually getting light mid 6am here on the west coast.  So if I miss the sunrise, I feel I am getting off to a late start. So on days where it is cloudy, we get a great sunrise...
It's almost a new year, and are you ready?  I mean ARE YOU READY??  You have been putting off what you need to do for a week...  Then the week extends to several weeks...  Then the weeks turn in to months, and then finally you say I will start doing ______ next year... Well, next year is here.  S...
"There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect."    Ronald Reagan Sometimes we ourselves are the ones that limit our own success.  We THINK we cannot do something, so we don't try.  Or we assume before we ...
    "It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't." Martin Van Buren (US President 1837-1841) Isn't that the truth?  I mean, we seem to have to explain away, when we do not do what we should have done, yet when we just accomplish what we should have, it only takes a moment to exp...
At the park with me...  When you are a kid, the only thing you seem to worry about, is if there is time to throw more rocks in the river, and can we stay longer? There is a park near where I live ((Lake Vasona Park, Los Gatos, CA), that has what every boy loves.  Dirt, rocks, river, bridges, a tr...
Motivational Monday with our 34th President, Dwight D. Eisenhower.   Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. Dwight Eisenhower Did you know that Hawaii and Alaska entered the Union during his two-term presidency?  Along with the Interstat...
There are now 5 million users on foursquare, so chances are you know weveral people that are using the social site.  It is what I call a location based-micro-social media site.  When you start using it, you start to want to know how to earn badges. The Starbucks badge is pretty easy to earn.  Jus...
In Monterey a few weeks ago.  We were in town for a few days to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and to spend some time with Grandma.  The trip was amazing, and you know me...  I take pictures of everything.  Not very often do I get pics of myself doing anything, so this one was a keeper!  I hope...

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