Yearly Archives: 2016

Do Your Prospects Trust You? Try This.

Do you have big plans for the weekend? I do. Beginning tonight at 6 pm and running through mid-day on Sunday, I will be reunion-ing (unless there is no such word) with my old business school buddies. It’s not just any reunion, either. It’s our 30 year. And what a great time we had back then. Going to classes, drinking beer, staying up late, going out dancing, and doing the things that unmarried 25-year-olds tend to do (don’t make me […] Click to read more…

 

Stand-Up, And Be Remembered

Do you work long, hard hours? I don’t. Not because I’m so smart (although I am good-looking). It’s because in the world in which I live, my compensation is tied to value rather than effort. And so the law of diminishing returns applies. For example, the kind of writing I’m typically hired to do – short format, zesty, sometimes funny – doesn’t get better by grinding away at it. In fact, it often gets worse. Listen To This Post And […] Click to read more…

 

Is Your Writing Evergreen? I hope not.

Well, it finally happened. After years of collective child-birthing, child-raising and “When is this child ever going to leave the house?”, the first member of my family’s next generation – my 11 nieces and nephews plus my own three children – has finally gotten engaged. Yes, for those of you keeping score at home, my nephew, Travis, is poised to break the tape at the single man finish line, on a date not yet determined. This is big news. Unlike […] Click to read more…

 

Are You Running On Empty?

During the summer, there are few things I enjoy more than listening to live music. And there are few places I’d rather enjoy it than Fenway Park in Boston. And there are few musicians I’d rather see than Jackson Browne and James Taylor. And so when tickets went on sale this past February for those two, in that place, my wife Linda and I were all over it. Yesterday, after six months of waiting, the day had finally arrived. It […] Click to read more…

 

Roomba Has It

My wife walked in on me last week. I’m guessing I’m not the first man this has ever happened to, but it’s embarrassing all the same. I was standing in the upstairs bathroom with the door mostly – but not completely – closed. I thought I was alone in the house. Suddenly, and much to my surprise, Linda burst in, took one look and said, “What are you doing?!” Listen To This Post Don’t worry, it’s not what you were […] Click to read more…