Category Archives: Growing Your Business

Big Things, Small Packages

Don’t worry, this isn’t going to get creepy. It’s just a fact: I go upstairs to pee. I work in an office building that houses five or six small companies (not to brag, but mine is the smallest). There are two bathrooms – one on the first floor where my office is, and one upstairs. Ever since the pandemic hit, I go upstairs. The problem, you see, is that the ground floor bathroom is used a lot. Not just by my […] Click to read more…

 

Rhythm Method

For the past two months, I have been trying to learn how to play the guitar. It’s always struck me as a fun activity and, since I am pretty good at typing, it seems like a logical next step. But the odds are not in my favor – this is the third time in about seven years that I have tried to make a go of it. The first two (failed) attempts involved live, in-person teachers. In both instances, I lasted […] Click to read more…

 

The Bird Illusion

Once again, the birds have tricked me. We have been living in this house for three years, and this is the third consecutive September in which they have faked me out in precisely the same way. Here’s how it goes… All summer long, I fill the birdfeeder in our back yard. Our arrangement is simple, if unspoken: They eat for free and I get to look at them all I want. It’s like being a rock star with a much younger wife. […] Click to read more…

 

A Close Shave

I shaved off my beard last week … accidentally. Hang on, I have what I believe is a reasonable explanation. I use a small, electric trimmer with a circular dial that adjusts how close it cuts. As you turn the wheel between 1 and 10, the cutting guard moves accordingly. Well, on this particular day, I had removed the cutting guard to clean it. That’s when things went sideways… With the guard still sitting on the sink, I turned the dial to […] Click to read more…

 

Fire Up Your Business

(Listen to this post, here.) I don’t mean to brag, but my town’s fire department has an exceptional logo:  Two axes, a ladder, and what appears to be a snake climbing a stripper pole (see photo below). It’s so wonderful in fact, that I have decided to give all my fire safety-related business to them. That’s correct.  In the unfortunate event of a fire in my home – any time of day, any day of the year – I will seek […] Click to read more…