Monthly Archives: April 2011

Hairy Party To You

I’m guessing that you’ve attended your fair share of birthday parties. Me too. I’m also guessing that at this point, you and I pretty much know what to expect at these events: brightly colored balloons, age-appropriate gifts, off-key singing and some sort of cake. Which is why when my extended family gathered at my brother Al’s house this past week to celebrate the birthdays of both my parents, I really wasn’t anticipating any surprises. And there weren’t any. Until, that […] Click to read more…

 

Hit Them in the Peanuts

See this photo? I snapped it the other day on a flight from Toronto to Vancouver. It’s a bag of peanuts (that fleshy thing behind it is my hand), courtesy of the good people of Air Canada. Take a look at the warning below the listing of ingredients: “Produced in a facility that processes peanuts and other nuts.” You don’t say? They actually produce peanuts in a facility that produces peanuts?! Lest you jump to any conclusions, this message isn’t […] Click to read more…

 

You're Already an Expert

I got an e-mail this morning, inviting me to attend a free webinar tomorrow afternoon: “iPad Tips, Tricks & Apps for CEOs.” What struck me about the invite was this line: “The webinar is led by an expert at helping CEOs get the most out of their iPad, Josh Penzell …” Think about that. The iPad was launched a year ago yesterday (I looked it up) and Josh is already “an expert” on these devices. And you know what, I […] Click to read more…

 

Yawn Care

Here in New England, the onset of spring is predictably punctuated by two things: Snow. That’s right, snow in April. Just when you think winter is finally over, Mother Nature, as she is doing at this very moment, likes to drop a few more inches, just to make sure everyone knows who’s boss. Of course, snow in April isn’t all that troublesome. Like being threatened with bodily harm by an 8-year-old, it gets your attention momentarily, but it’s mostly just […] Click to read more…