Category: Expert Positioning

What I Don’t Know About Brewing Beer

You’ll be pleased to learn that I was not entirely idle over the holidays. Thanks to a “beer brewing kit” given to me by my children, I joined the ranks of other home-based craftspeople and voluntarily spent an entire afternoon attempting to create a more expensive, lower quality version of a product that is readily available in any number of retail locations. I will spare you too many of the specifics, other than to say that beer brewing is a not uncomplicated process. Indeed, over the course of just a […] Click to read more…

In a Pickle

Maybe you’ve heard. Tennis and Ping Pong had a baby – they named it “Pickleball.” This game/sport is kind of a hybrid of the two, played with paddles, a wiffleball and a court with painted lines and a net strung across the middle. I’ve been playing it for the last couple of months, something I never anticipated. First, because I decided long ago that I would commit what little competitive testosterone I had left to playing basketball. But with that shut down for the foreseeable future, I was in search […] Click to read more…

The Joke’s On You

(Listen to this post, here.) As is often the case with this kind of thing, the opportunity arrived without warning. Here’s what happened… It was last month and we were visiting our daughter, Emily, in Portland, Oregon. I was standing at the front counter of the Next Adventure store, attempting to make a purchase. In one hand, I held a jacket that my wife wanted. In the other, I held a tie-dye T-shirt. I said to the young man behind the counter: “The guy in the discount department in the […] Click to read more…

Georgia On My Mind

(Listen to this post, here.) I don’t mean to frighten you, but I’ve got $45 worth of fresh peaches in the back seat of my car. Is it because I love peaches? Not especially. I’m not even sure they’d make it onto my top three “All-Time Fruit” list. Rather, it’s because the “Georgia Peach Truck” arrived today at our nearby garden center and my wife, Linda, asked me to go over and pick some up. And, since the Georgia Peach Truck only sells peaches in increments of “crate,” I had little choice but to […] Click to read more…

Red State, Blue State

(Listen to this post, here.) Like you, I lie about how much TV I watch. It’s not a lot (see, I just did it again), but certainly enough that when the topic comes up I feel compelled to stress the fact that, “I don’t watch very much.” And besides, sports doesn’t really count. Or documentaries. Or shows that are more or less based on true events. That’s just learning about history. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I do want to mention a comedy special that I stumbled […] Click to read more…