So, So Happy That Boston Magician ‘Shin Lee’ Won “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) 2018.

by Anura Guruge

AGT 2018 Performance at the Final
(this week).

Encore Performance at the ‘Results’ show
(on Wednesday of this week).

Click to access his magical Website.

Click to ENLARGE and read. Yes, he is, of course, on Wikipedia:

We have been hooked on him since the very first time we saw him on AGT a few months ago.

We have been rooting for him ever since.

One of the AGT judges, maybe Simon Cowell, said that he could end up alongside Houdini. And that is definitely possible.

I think he will, in a few years, he considered the GREATEST MAGICIAN of all times!

We so wanted him to win, but knew that a magician had never won AGT. Plus, he faced some stiff competition.

So, we were so, so happy that he won.

Can be no doubt or debate that he was a worthy winner. He is something else.

I will go to Las Vegas to see him. No question about that.

If you haven’t seen him, PLEASE, PLEASE watch on YouTube. This is MAGIC. He is MAGIC.

Search on ‘magic& ‘AGT’.

by Anura Guruge


‘FedEx’ ‘Tortoise & The Hare’ TV Commercial — You HAVE To Listen To The Song. Mesmerizing.

by Anura Guruge

YouTube below.

I typically do my utmost to ignore TV ads. I either skip over them, change channels or read something until they are over.

This morning, as is my daily wont, I was drinking my first cup of coffee, lying in bed, with the TV onto MSNBC/CNN and reading news on my 10″ ASUS pad at the same.

THEN I heard this song. It sends tingles through me. I was like “what the heck was that?

It was familiar and alien at the same time. I rewound the DVR to watch what it was.

It was a FedEx ad. Hhhmmm.

The song was not familiar but the immaculate guitar work and singing were mesmerizing. I listened to it a few times. Brilliant.

Really liked it.

Google to find out who the artist was. I failed! I thought it might be the British Johnny Flynn who did the soundtrack for the ‘The Detectorists‘. There are similarities in the guitar picking. I checked. I don’t think it is him.

I e-mailed the Ad company. They have not responded. So, IF you know who it is, PLEASE let me know.

In the meantime LISTEN to the song. You will THANK ME.

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by Anura Guruge

Parents Of Children With Disabilities Who Are Also Trying To Run A Small Business — TIPS by Patrick Young

Patrick Young is an educator and activist. He believes people with disabilities must live within a unique set of circumstances–the outside world often either underestimates them or ignores their needs altogether. He created to offer helpful resources to people with disabilities and to provide advice on navigating various aspects of life as a person with disabilities.

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Parents With Disabilities: Tips Help You to Give Your Business a Boost

Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. But owning a small business has its advantages as well. So, if you are a parent to a child with disabilities how can you make both work? Starting a small business doesn’t have to cause you more stress and you shouldn’t have to sacrifice all of your time to create a success. If you want to balance your business with your children’s special needs, you need to read through these helpful tips:

Start With Small Goals for Your Small Business

Caring for children with disabilities can put more stress on your schedule. Doctor’s appointments and various therapy sessions can be tricky to manage on their own, so try not to take on too many business tasks at first. You can start small by getting a feel for the kind of business you would like to run. If you have a knack for music, you could teach lessons, or you could think about setting up a small catering business. Whatever your talents are, try to use them when starting your own business and set some small business goals to prevent burnout. There’s nothing wrong with only taking on a handful of clients at first, or keeping things small. Above all, you have to do what works for you and your family’s special needs.

Invest in Your Business’s Inventory Management

If you have a small business, chances are you will have some sort of inventory to keep track of on a regular basis. Effective inventory management is an essential part of the supply chain oversight that serves to allow your business to have the right products in the right quantities, at the right time for you and your clients. This kind of software can aid you with predicting demand, tracking your inventory, preventing shortages and maintaining your products across multiple locations.

Fund Your Business Without Dipping into Savings

As a parent of a child with a disability, you know how important it is to have an emergency fund. With children with special needs, emergencies and sudden costs can spring up in a moment’s notice. That’s why it is important for you to look for funding options that will not take away from your savings. Even with less than perfect credit, you may be able to find financing options that fit your financial needs. If you borrow, be sure to only take what you need to get started and to keep your payments comfortable. Before you take out a loan, try looking to other less committed funding tricks. You may be able to find a small business grant you do not have to repay, or you can even turn to crowdfunding to get your business off the ground.

Hire Help When You Need Extra Focus on Work

You are used to doing so much on your own, but caring for a child with special needs also involves asking for help. You know that therapists, doctors and teachers can all help make your child’s life more fulfilling. So don’t feel bad if you need to get some help for yourself to help make your business a success. Many working parents opt to find in-home child care or daycare that can accommodate their children’s needs and doing so will not impact your children in a negative way. Setting a positive example by building your own business from the bottom up will have a much bigger impact on your family and help your kids build their own self-esteem and independence.

As a parent of a child with disabilities, you’ve already conquered one of the toughest jobs in the world. So setting up a small business and making it a success shouldn’t stress you out. You’ve got what it takes and more, and now you have the tips you need to make your small business dreams come true.

Utterly Sinful That The Catholic Church Has $27.5 Million To Settle Sex Crime Claims.

by Anura Guruge

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Of course I am delighted that the poor, abused, traumatized victims finally got some compensation — though money will never ease the agony that they have to live with.

What I am disgusted about is that the Catholic Church as this amount of money squirreled away to settle all these SEX CRIME cases.

That is sinful. This money at some point came from parishioners who thought that they were giving money to further the cause of God. Not to settle SEX CRIMES.

There is all this poverty in mainly Catholic countries and the bloody Church is dipping into its coffers to pay for SEX CRIMES.

All these BUGGERS — and I use that word advisedly and in its proper context — should be thrown in jail for crimes against humanity and God.

This is beyond the pale. I am mortified.

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by Anura Guruge

Respected ‘The Verge’ Claims That Google Pixel 2 Camera Is Better Than That On iPhone X!

by Anura Guruge

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Click here for ‘The Verge’ original — in FULL.

The equally credible “Android Central” then joined in.

Of course I am chuffed. I should be. The above post says it all. I did a ton of research before I opted for my Google Pixel 2 because of its camera.

It sure takes some wonderful pictures and you can’t deny that. But, the Samsung Galaxy S9, from what I can see, takes pictures as good, if NOT better. That is why I am blown away to hear that the latest iPhone can’t beat the Pixel 2’s year old technology. That is quite the thing.

It is all subjective in the end. I tend to be very critical of the pictures I take and I tend to look at them on a BIG screen. That shows a level of detail that you don’t see on a phone’s screen. Plus,to paraphrase the bumper sticker seen on cars: “my other camera is a full-frame Sony a7 II“! So, I have that as a comparison too.

This was a picture I took with my Google Pixel 2 two weeks ago. Just a point-and-shoot, outside of Uno’s in Concord, NH. I was blown away when I saw it. That is pretty close to perfection. I would have had a hard time capturing that with my Sony a7 II!

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by Anura Guruge

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