Yearly Archives: 2006

Sweet Home On The Market

My house is on the market. We weren’t really looking around frankly, but something fell into our lap on the other side of town a couple of months ago, and sure enough, we’ll be moving over the summer. In the four years since we last moved, the real estate industry has completely transformed itself. Today, thanks in no small part to the Internet, finding a home is an easy, efficient, almost entirely online process, where buyers and sellers are perfectly […] Click to read more…

 

Why I Like Country Music

I may as well just come right out and admit it… I’m a country music fan. Frankly, it just kind of snuck up on me. There I was, minding my own business, listening to Rock ‘N Roll and a little bit of oldies, when I started catching myself singing along with the occasional country song on the radio. Not a lot mind you, just a random song here and there. Over time however, my country music habit got more serious. […] Click to read more…

 

Handling Negative Reader Feedback

My newsletter from April 21st (“Running To The Finish Line”) included the following sentence: “… I’m sure I also got you thinking about the next obvious question: When do I write the damn thing?” Newsletter reader Lori Buffum, Website Writer/Editor at the Texas Heart Institute, responded with the following comments: “As one of your faithful readers…I enjoy the chatty, honest, and very human nature of your newsletter. There is always a smile tucked in with little (fat-free) nuggets of wisdom. […] Click to read more…

 

American Idle

Lately, my wife Linda and I have been thinking about doing some home improvements (don’t ask). And so the other day, I picked up the phone and called my friends over at Bank of America, to see about getting a home equity line of credit. I pressed “1” to let them know I spoke English and “3” to let them know I wanted a home equity loan. I heard a few beeps, and then the following message: “All representatives are […] Click to read more…

 

Running to The Finish Line

Once a year, my sleepy little town of Hopkinton, Massachusetts is transformed into a bustling metropolis, overflowing with news trucks, police officers and spectators. As luck would have it, Hopkinton is located 26.2 miles from the Boston Marathon’s end point, which makes our town a likely spot for the marathon’s beginning. Although I’ve been living in Hopkinton for nearly four years now, for me, this year’s event was different. What happened was that last November, I moved my office to […] Click to read more…