Travis Smith: my resume, bio and photos back to the main blog page

Update: The person from Min’s who originally called me to tell me about this, was, well, wrong, and made me look like a bit of an award-monger.  When it was announced to me, I even took the step of calling back to make sure it wasn’t a prank, but still the information was incorrect.  We won two, not three, awards, and got two, not one, honorable mention.  I’ve amended this entry to say what it should have said in the first place.

Here’s the note I sent the Web staff I work with…

Congratulations, staff.  We’ve won several awards in the Min Best of the Web Awards 2003 competition!

Variety is a winner in the…
“Premium Site”, and
“Uses of Interactivity” categories.

We also received a Honorable Mention in the “Design” and “Email Newsletter” categories. (Yay Michelle!)

Last year, we were the 2002 winner in one category—that of the Best Premium Site—so this is two years running in that top category.

As winners, we get…

  • A glass award for each category
  • Recognition in a press release that will go out soon
  • Listed in a congratulatory ads that will appear in many of min’s media publications (but not by name)
  • A warm and fuzzy feeling inside
  • Overheard

    “The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

    ...who said it?

    “Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

    ...who said it?

    “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

    ...who said it?

    “I play with variables constantly.”

    ...who said it?

    “Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

    ...who said it?




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