Category Archives: Expert Positioning

The Joke’s On You

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 […] Click to read more…

 

Georgia On My Mind

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 […] Click to read more…

 

Red State, Blue State

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 […] Click to read more…

 

Food For Thought

I’m no scientist, but when it comes to the relative temperature of various foods, I am happy to share the following facts: #1. Oatmeal is the hottest consumable substance on earth. If your castle walls are in the process of being scaled by hordes of blood-thirsty enemies, this is the (food)stuff to pour on them. #2. Nothing heats up faster in the microwave than quinoa. Five seconds on “high” and these once benign pellets will melt the roof of your mouth like nobody’s business. #3. Pancakes retain heat […] Click to read more…

 

What Are You Waiting For?

“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” – Irish Proverb My wife, Linda, and I have been in Grecia, Costa Rica now for three weeks. We came here as kind of an experiment: The kids are off to college and beyond; the house has been sold in favor of a maintenance-free condo; and we both work independently and more or less remotely. So, in an attempt to sidestep yet another Massachusetts February, we thought maybe a […] Click to read more…