Author Archives: Michael Katz

Icemaker, Icemaker, Make Me Some Ice

We have a new refrigerator. Lest you think this was a hasty decision, let me just say that we bought the old one the year my son Evan was born. He turned 24 this week. And this new one, I must say, is (literally) quite cool. Side-by-side doors, whisper-quiet motor, and a stainless steel, “smudge-proof” exterior. And, as any self-respecting, 21st century refrigerator must have, a water and ice dispenser on the outside. Like I said, cool. Listen To This […] Click to read more…

 

Bio-Luminescence

I’ve got a toilet in my garage. I don’t say this to impress you; I’m just telling you the facts. It’s in my garage awaiting pick-up for donation because, as I mentioned in a recent newsletter, my wife Linda and I will soon be downsizing out of our current home. As a result, we’ve been doing lots and lots (and lots) of work to get our house ready for sale. Examples include… … newly painted kitchen cabinets … polishing of […] Click to read more…

 

Weather, Or Not?

I guess I hadn’t given much thought to the weather. I heard something about snow coming, but it was far from top of mind as I headed out that Saturday morning for an all-day event at the New England Speaker’s Association. But when the event began, the first thing out of the meeting organizer’s mouth was, “SNOW! WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!” (It’s possible I am exaggerating.) She did say, however, that due to the coming storm, we’d be ending […] Click to read more…

 

Expert Is, As Expert Does

Let me ask you a question. Here you are, email open, the words I’ve written in plain view. Maybe you’re learning something new; maybe you’re being reminded of something you knew but forgot. Either way, and this is the question, how do you know if any of what I am telling you is true? When I say relationship building is critical, or package pricing is best, or desperate prospects are always trouble, how do you know that’s good advice? Listen […] Click to read more…

 

The Year’s At Its End; It’s Time To Push Send

Do you have a favorite joke? I do, and it goes like this: Two guys are out elk hunting. They’re crouched down in the woods when suddenly, they see a man running towards them, waving his hands and yelling, “I’m not an elk, I’m not an elk!” One of the hunters calmly raises his rifle and shoots him. The other hunter says, “What are you doing?! Didn’t you hear that guy yell, ‘I’m not an elk’”? The first hunter says, […] Click to read more…