lifestyle: Throwback Thursdays: I'm on my way! - 07/21/16 10:41 AM
Today was one of those day’s I felt like a babykins toddler with my back flaps down going somewhere in a big hurry full of intention, but not getting very far.
I really don’t have a lot of photos of my early early years. But then again, there really weren’t a lot of photos taken back then and those that were have been distributed throughout the family over the years.
Yet it’s funny and ironic that this one survived and is still in my possession. It never fails to make me smile and as I get older I have to chuckle as I … (32 comments)

lifestyle: Friendship and freedom are earned and learned... - 07/14/16 11:06 AM
A few of my close friends have recently called me out of my quiet re: the very dark and hurtful clouds that have passed over us these past few weeks. Without nitpicking details, they encouraged me (actually kind of insisted) I step up to the plate and share my truth and my story. So okay, here goes...*
I consider myself a blessed man. I have a wonderful (extended) family and many friends. They are of many faiths and beliefs and were born here or immigrated here and collectively represent roots that reach back to almost every known people and place on this … (30 comments)

lifestyle: The Sky Wiper - 11/29/15 02:10 AM
After weeks and weeks of super busy it’s Thanksgiving and I’m enjoying a few days off. I headed down to Graham to see my brother Terry and though I’ve done it several times, I just had to stop to take in this view of Mt Rainier.
The indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest called her Talol, Tacoma, and/or Tahoma, meaning the mother of waters in the Lushootseed language spoken by the Puyallup. Another meaning is Ta (larger) Koma (than Mt Baker) and other names include Tacobeh and Pooskaus.
Mount Rainier is definitely a mother to several waters including the rivers Carbon, Puyallup, Mowich, … (23 comments)

lifestyle: Bev's homemade from scratch... - 09/13/15 12:05 PM
Speachless Sunday: Bev's homemade from scratch...
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
~ Carl Sagan

lifestyle: WAIT... - 07/29/15 05:53 AM
Back in July, and that already seems like a long time ago, I was at the Renton River Days Parade walking through town back to my truck at the Fred Meyer parking lot. I had this chance encounter at Rainier Avenue and Sunset.
I love chance events and capturing them on video. It's all about timing and dumb luck. My first calling was art, and though I don’t make my living at it, it’s necessary to my every day. Without it I wouldn’t be much good at anything.
I’m one of those people that believes everything is connected to everything. You know, the … (18 comments)

lifestyle: Return to Renton Car Show 2015 - 07/13/15 11:32 AM
The 25th Anniversary Return to Renton Car Show was a great success this weekend. I really had a great time looking at all the cars and talking to their owners.
I was amazed at how many of the car models that were there I remember seeing as a kid around town. I really liked the mix of totally tricked out hotrods to some really fabulous totally restored and stock models.
A few of my personal favorites were a 1951 Chevy Deluxe Coupe. This one touched my heart because one of the cars I learned to drive in was my Grandpa’s 1949 Chevy Business … (7 comments)

lifestyle: Curry & Kabab. - 07/07/15 01:03 PM
Curry & Kabab
24023 104th Ave SE, Kent WA 98030
Oh my, what can I say other than this place is absolutely FABULOUS! I had the lunch special, Chicken Curry, with good friend & coworker Jill Bell... She’s raved about this place for a long time suggesting we stop here. So after an appointment nearby the other day, we did.
I'm so glad. I love Indian food. I drive by here all the time and though curious, I never stopped. Probably because I prefer not to eat out alone. But now that I know what I was missing, I look forward to working … (8 comments)

lifestyle: 15 seconds of local fame! - 06/26/15 06:00 AM
Who’d a thought! I’m on the Jumbotron at a Seahawks game!
Well, not really, but kind of... Yesterday (6/25/15) we're at Westfield Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, Washington. I’m teaching Mobile Communication Boot Camp, a.k.a. hashtag #mobilecomcamp for a group of local Realtors®.
I’m having a blast! We’re working our way through the mall and this segment of the class is about using images in the context of #location #lifestyle and #community as a web presence and personal brand strategy. So there’s a bunch of us wandering from store to store shooting lots of photos with our smartphones.
Half the fun doing this 3 clock … (20 comments)

lifestyle: The Clubhouse - 06/18/15 08:18 AM
Throwback Thursdays: The Clubhouse
With Dad’s Day coming right up this Sunday of course I’ve been thinking about him. I thought it would be fun to share this photo on Throwback Thursdays... It was taken back in 1959 not long after we moved to Earlington. I wish I had another picture that was a little more upfront and personal, but this one I am fond of and it conjures many memories.
Dad had a little help from Grandpa, but for the most part he built our clubhouse himself. In hindsight, Dad was always so busy working we didn’t sometimes know or appreciate he … (12 comments)

lifestyle: One chance evening ... - 05/29/15 04:01 AM
Wouldn’t you know it... Wednesday ... I started a refinance on my condo. Of course the question, “Do you have any credit card debt?” No I don't (smiles)  just a few hundred bucks from last week's COSTCO run and a few other recents...
Oh, did I mention I'm working from the waiting area at the Ford Dealership in Kent this Friday afternoon? I blew a tire last night on my way home. So let's see now, a flat tire turns into 4 new tires+allignment+new battery+front brakes (bothsides) rotors and pads.
I knew all of it was coming so no fault to anyone, but dang it, "THE … (30 comments)

lifestyle: The meaning of the coins... - 05/25/15 09:16 AM
Do you know the meaning of the coins? I did not until a few years ago. A coin is a message to the family that someone stopped by to pay respect...
A penny means you visited to pay respect.
A nickel means you and the deceased trained at boot camp together.
A dime means you served together,
and a quarter means you were there when the soldier was killed.
God Bless you all who served. I didn't always agree with the government but I did always respect those that chose to serve.
Thank you! I remain profoundly humbled and appreciate your sacrifice.

lifestyle: Two Teapots Sitting on a Shelf... - 03/24/15 10:44 AM
Two teapots sitting on a shelf. One say's to the other, "LOOK!, there they go!"
I wish I could follow...
#westfieldsc #Tukwila #PNW #lifestyle #Southcenter

lifestyle: 10 totally random things you probably didn't know about me. - 03/18/15 02:47 PM
10 totally random things you probably didn’t know about me...
1. In 2002 then 2004 I had total hip replacement surgeries. I’m eternally grateful for modern medicine everyday. Otherwise, I’d be in a wheelchair. Happy to report I can still tear up a dance floor! I tell my kids, “I am your inheritance!” When I kick the bucket cash me in! There’s a whole lot a titanium here and it’s worth a bunch!
2. I became a professional musician and joined the Renton Auburn Local 360 Musicians Union when I was 16 years old (before I had a drivers license) and … (50 comments)

lifestyle: Instagraming for Business... - 03/16/15 03:53 AM
Instagram is all about capturing the moment. It’s about expressing yourself visually. It’s not advertising. It’s sharing the world around you from your own unique perspective embracing location, lifestyle, and community.
As a real estate professional take advantage of the time you spend out and about. Share those interesting surroundings and places in your market area. Every neighborhood everywhere has something special about it. And with a some good use of hashtags in the comment section, you'll get indexed in the search engines.
Yet posting a photo of your listing flyer (and I’ve actually seen this more than a few times) is … (15 comments)

lifestyle: Life and Solving for X. - 03/13/15 07:00 AM
I was listening to  NPR's TED Radio Hour with Guy Raz. I love this series and one of my favorite episodes played March 6, 2015 titled, Solve For X.
In one of the segments Roz is talking to Randall Munroe about using math. Munroe, trying to make math interesting to a high school class had an epiphany. It isn’t so much that math is beautiful unto itself, it’s the answers it can get you to...
So in his physics class he asked his students, “How much energy did it take Yoda to lift Lukes’ X Wing out of the swamp (using the … (16 comments)

lifestyle: Mr. Bojangles in Lynnwood, Washington? - 01/17/15 10:54 AM
Over the years I’ve heard so many renditions of this song, “Mr. Bojangles”, by Jerry Jeff Walker. The story is Jerry got the idea when he was in jail in New Orleans for intoxication in 1965. While there he met a guy who called himself “Mr. Bojangles” so the authorities wouldn’t know his true identity.
This day, my day, was a wonderful day, with my Snohomish County Sales Group. Unbeknownst to them though, I was kind of struggling a little. Nothing serious at all, I just felt as if I weren’t quite hitting the mark. I’m my own worst critic sometimes. … (5 comments)

lifestyle: Mocking up Marketing Ideas. - 12/03/14 11:40 PM
When I'm working on a marketing idea and strategy, I love to do a quick mock-up so I have a model in front of me as I develop the ideas. I just want to capture the mood, style, feel... The other day I was with my good friend and coworker, Jill Bell. We were scouting out Westfield Southcenter in Seattle / Tukwila for a 2nd location to use for our new 3 clock hour class, Mobile Communication Boot Camp. 
I'll be talking more about the class soon, but for now let's just say it's a class on using your smartphone to … (3 comments)

lifestyle: Piercing November Sky - 11/05/14 02:24 AM


lifestyle: Elsie Anderson, a chance encounter. - 11/04/14 01:29 PM
I’ve spent way too much time in recovery centers this past year. Thank goodness it wasn’t for me, but for several of my friends and extended family. I don’t care for these places at all and I never ever want to be in one. Perhaps my fear of the inevitable, yet just the same, dear Lord, please never.
My daughter Tawnya is in town. She’s here to look after her Mom (my first x yet best friend) Bev, recovering from major back surgery at Wesley Homes Health Center here in Des Moines, Washington.
Now how’s that for a set up?
Anyhow, … (9 comments)

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Rene Fabre

Marketing in the Digital Age

Seattle, WA

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I'm a teacher, artist, blogger and public speaker who lives in the Pacific Northwest. My passion is the evolving social media environment and how it is profoundly changing the way we do life and business. I'm a certified clock hour instructor who really enjoys teaching social media marketing and emerging technologies to real estate professionals. I work for the First American Title Real Estate School of Washington. I also enjoy teaching social media strategies for entrepreneurs and small business in the continuing education department at Bellevue College.




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