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Welcome to the Open Mike Blog where author and comic Mike Carlon shares reflections on life, liberty, and the pursuit of laughter. Sometimes the joke is on him.

Dare to be Great

Dare to be Great

In March of 2004, I was working for Unilever and was fortunate enough to attend our annual sales meeting. It was held in Kiawah Island, South Carolina that year and the theme was Dare to be Great. I’m not sure who came up with the theme, but remember Mark Bernard...

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His name is Mike and he likes computers

His name is Mike and he likes computers

When my wife and I were going through premarital counseling, we had to attend a workshop with other engaged couples. On the first night of that workshop in 1998, all of us had to introduce our future spouses to the group. When it was my wife's turn to introduce me,...

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The set designer expertly recreated what I remember from my childhood and I found myself getting emotional during the film. I watched Mr. Rogers Neighborhood religiously as a kid in the 1970s. It got me thinking of how much simpler of a time it was then the time in which our kids are living.

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