Category Archives: E-newsletter Fundamentals

It’s Not Me, It’s You

My son Evan can juggle five balls (simultaneously). My daughter Emily finished a half marathon with an average speed of 8:04 per mile. My son Jonathan is lead singer in a band that won “Battle of the Bands” two years in a row at his college. Do you care? I didn’t think so. You’ve got your own life. And while reading about the skills and accomplishments of other people’s children might occasionally be interesting, it’s not something you’re likely to […] Click to read more…

 

The Magic of Free Information

The dirt pile next door is now a 3,000 square foot house. Of course, it didn’t happen by magic. Or overnight. We live in a new development: 60 homes that have been under construction for about four years. When we moved here 18 months ago, there was an empty lot on one side of us and a 30-story (I may be exaggerating) mound of dirt on the other. Slowly, over the months, the mound got smaller and smaller, until one […] Click to read more…

 

Bear Necessities

You know me, I don’t like to brag.  But there are some things you just can’t keep to yourself.  It all started last Friday, when my wife, Linda, called to let me know there was water coming into our basement.  The weather had been very cold for several days and then, suddenly, it switched to very warm. Plus, it was raining hard.  With the ground still frozen solid, the water was pooling around the house. Some of it started leaking into […] Click to read more…

 

The NO Big Bang Theory

It was late August. My wife Linda and I and our three kids were on vacation in Colorado. We were in Crested Butte for the day, a small, former mining town in the Rocky Mountains that is as rugged and beautiful as I am not. These days, and despite its frontier beginnings, the town is overflowing with fun restaurants, cool stores and funky bars. Linda and two of our kids were off walking around. I was sitting on a bench with […] Click to read more…

 

Blurred Lines

You’ll no doubt be excited to learn that my wife Linda and I successfully moved to a new house last weekend. Our old house was terrific (we’d been there 11 years) but with our youngest son, Jonathan, off to college this fall, we decided it was a good time to downsize. And downsize we did. We moved from a four bedroom, two-story house, to a two bedroom home on just one floor (sorry, too much math?). And let me tell […] Click to read more…