Monthly Archives: March 2006

I Walk The Line

It all began innocently enough. My brother-in-law Holly was over at the house a couple of Sundays ago, when he overheard my wife Linda talking about how much she hated the flowered wallpaper border in our family room – something we inherited when we bought the house four years ago. Holly pointed out how easy it would be to just pull the whole thing off. Sure enough, the next thing I knew, my entire family was tugging on flowered wallpaper […] Click to read more…

 

The Road(s) To Success

I attended an evening business event last week, primarily because one of the featured speakers was my friend and fellow consultant, Steve. (Not his real name. His real name is Nick Miller, but I’m calling him Steve to protect his anonymity.) Anyway, I went to see “Steve,” and as always, he was impressive. I’ve seen him speak several times over the last few years, and every time I do, I walk out of the room newly energized and eager to […] Click to read more…

 

Lost In Translation

In 1980 I took advantage of a college junior year abroad program, and went off to spend a year at Hebrew University in Israel. Jerusalem was an interesting place to live, but the academic program for English-only speakers was a joke, and after one semester I decided to leave the big city and go live on a kibbutz (a communal farm) for a while. Before and during my first six months in Israel, I took many, many Hebrew language courses. […] Click to read more…