Category: Growing Your Business

Ice Ice Baby

We were on vacation last week in Iceland, a country that has almost as many beautiful waterfalls as it does words containing silent consonants. It was, as you have no doubt heard or perhaps even experienced, spectacular. Like most visitors, we ran the table of available activities… …hiking on a glacier; horseback riding on the beach; bathing in a hot spring; pushing an unsuspecting sheep over the edge of a cliff (don’t write to me; I am kidding). All in all, a terrific week … although it was not what I expected. […] Click to read more…

Lessons From King Henry

You know me, I don’t like to brag, but… I just conquered one of the most difficult challenges known to mankind. Peace in the Middle East? Harder. Cure for cancer? Please, you are not thinking big enough. No, my friend, what I did was successfully transition my family of five from one cell phone carrier to another. (Insert loud cheering noise here.) Not only that, but despite the fact that we live in four different states across the country, by the time the dust had settled, we each had new phones in our […] 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…

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…