Yearly Archives: 2022

What I Learned at the Ballpark

My wife, Linda, and I attended a baseball game the other night. Despite living here in the Boston area, however, we did not go to see the Red Sox. Rather, we drove west to nearby Worcester, Massachusetts to watch the Red Sox minor league team: the WooSox. The truth is, I’m not much of a baseball fan. I enjoy watching for a little while, but as with pregnancy, I find that the whole thing is about three innings too long. Even so, I was excited to see the WooSox because they are […] Click to read more…

Running for Safety

(Listen to this post, here.) “Wasp Man” is scheduled to arrive this afternoon between 1 and 4 pm. I know, I know, I’m as disappointed as you are since it’s highly unlikely that he will have wings, make a constant buzzing sound, and arrive in an insect-shaped sports car. No, sadly, this Wasp Man is not a superhero. Rather, he is a pest control professional who has been tasked with removing the growing population of actual wasps at our house. Am I happy that he is coming today? Sort of. I’d rather not […] Click to read more…

Get Off the Marketing Couch

(Listen to this post, here.) I got a big surprise when I went to my son Jonathan’s college graduation last month: I had to wear pants. Now don’t get me wrong; I wear pants as much as the next guy. But what I have not done in a long time is wear dress pants. That’s because thanks to the pandemic, I have not been invited to speak at a conference or company offsite in more than two years (at least I hope that’s the reason). Plus, even though I am again attending in-person networking […] Click to read more…

Three Ideas for Throwing Shade

(Listen to this post, here.) My wife, Linda, and I just returned from a five-day trip to Colorado. We were there attending the graduation of my son Jonathan (third in a series; collect them all) from the University of Denver. We had a great time, and did any number of fun things, including visiting the Pearl Street Farmer’s Market, hiking at nearby Evergreen, and eating at what has become my favorite outdoor restaurant. As usual, on our visits to Denver, one thing in particular stood out for me: the intensity of the sun. It […] Click to read more…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

(Listen to this post, here.) Do you grow vegetables in your backyard? Me too. After all, nothing quite compares to the taste of a freshly picked tomato, especially when its total value is in the seven-dollar range, thanks to the cost of containers, soil, fertilizer, compost, and the plants themselves. Even so, it’s a fun activity that I look forward to every year. However, we do struggle with one problem: consistent watering. You want to water them every day, ideally in the early morning before the sun gets too hot. Easier […] Click to read more…