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Marc Templin

Marc Templin

Marc is the founder of Bright Settings where he spends his time extending Bright's reach via social media, video, multi-author blogging, email marketing, and managing Bright's websites for desktops and mobile devices.

Bright Settings mobile website

Our new mobile website is open for business, and we could not be more excited about it! First, a little backstory—our website for desktop computers was designed to work well with iPads and other tablets. Soon after we launched it in 2013, we watched the monthly traffic from mobile devices climb to almost 35% of all... More

Table Talk: Orson Welles

Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor and director. He had a huge appetite and became extremely overweight in his later years, reaching almost 400 pounds. In today's pinnable Table Talk quote he makes light of his weight with this tragic if not funny quote about overeating: “My doctor... More

James Beard

Table Talk: James Beard

James Beard (1903–1985) was a chef and television personality. Throughout his career, he wrote 20 cookbooks containing thousands of recipes. He has been nicknamed the "Dean of American Cookery" and the "Father of American-Style Gourmet Cooking. In today's TableTalk quote, he reminds us that food is something we all have in common, something we share and experience with each... More

Ted Allen

Table Talk: Ted Allen

  This week's pinnable Table Talk quote is good advice from Ted Allen, don't you think? From planning to cleaning up after the last guest has departed, make sure that you, too, will be able to relax and enjoy your next dinner party. "Planning a dinner party in a way that you're actually capable of getting it done without... More

Marilyn vos Savant

A properly set table is not just the precursor to an exceptional dining experience. In this week's pinnable Table Talk quote Marilyn vos Savant reminds all parents that setting a proper table is one of the skills their children should master by the time they leave home. "Be able to set a table so that you feel like... More

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, achieved worldwide fame for his pronouncements during the 2012 Olympic Games. BoJo, as he is affectionately referred to in London, frequently turns a colorful phrase. He raised eyebrows in a Daily Telegraph article with his newfound appreciation of beach volleyball: "As I write these words there are semi-naked women playing... More

Trisha Yearwood on dinner time

This week's Table Talk post is a pinnable Trisha Yearwood quote about her family's 6 PM dinner time: "We sat together as a family for dinner at night. And my mother had a job. My dad had a job. But there was always a meal on the table at 6:00, you know." ― Trisha Yearwood

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Table Talk: Michael Symon feature image

This pinnable quote from Cleveland-born chef Michael Symon is a reminder about the important social skills that can be learned while sitting around the dinner table: "Sitting down for dinner not only helps you learn, but also teaches you how to listen- which I feel is the most important skill to have. I remember as a... More

You should make something

Make something. It doesn't make much difference what it is. What's most important is the process of creating something from scratch, something that didn't exist in the world until you made it. There is a lot of joy in making things. Sure, it's enormously satisfying to see other people take delight in what you have done. But making... More

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