Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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I like smart people.

Most of my friends I think are, of course, smart people.

These are people from coast to coast, border to border. Now by smart I don’t mean “I chose not to join MENSA because it bores me” kind of folks, but people who hold an average job doing average things getting by with average salaries while living pretty average lives. I guess we are kinda boring and that works for us. I think in a way “we” represent a cross-section of Americans. There really isn’t a common thread among us of race, economic status, or political ideology. We have just sorta’ developed over the years into a loose circle of communicators.

So when I talk with these people, my first question over the past three years or so has been “I hear the economy is improving – what is it like where you are?”. More