Category Archives: E-newsletter Fundamentals

The NO Big Bang Theory

(Listen to this post, here.) It was late August.┬áMy 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 […] Click to read more…

 

Blurred Lines

(Listen to this post, here.) 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 […] 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?!” Don’t worry, it’s not what you were thinking (what were you […] Click to read more…

 

Write Once; Share Often

Do you know what I’m going to do at the end of this month, on March 31st? If you said, “Put you son Jonathan’s cereal bowl in the freezer overnight so it’s a big block of ice when he tries to eat breakfast on April Fool’s Day,” I’m going to give you partial credit. But that’s not what I’m talking about. Rather, on March 31st – the end of the quarter – I’m going to change the blade on my […] Click to read more…

 

How to Avoid the Delete Key

Back in the late 80s, my future wife and I signed up for the 14-week Dale Carnegie course in public speaking. Once a week on Tuesday nights, about 40 of us would gather at the Sheraton hotel in Boston for a three-hour class. It was challenging – but terrific. And I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that although I began the course scared of public speaking, by the end, I was loving it. I’m sure I internalized many of […] Click to read more…