Category Archives: Relationship Marketing

A Blast From The Past

Most of the time, in situations like this, you don’t find anything worth saving. I was down in New York, visiting my mom at her assisted living facility.  She and my dad moved there eight or nine years ago. He has since passed, but she is still chugging along, as best as one can chug at 92 ½. Listen To This Post I was looking through a box in her closet when I came upon a letter, written by my […] Click to read more…

 

Park Yourself in Harvard Yard

I couldn’t have been on the street for more than 10 seconds. That’s how long it takes to walk from the parking lot to the front door of the Sheraton Commander hotel in Harvard Square. But as I did, I heard a car horn; it was my friend Ed, who just happened to be driving by at the exact same moment. Listen To This Post I gave him the finger – I’m kidding, I waved – and walked into the hotel […] Click to read more…

 

Almost Heaven

“If you flattened it out, it would be as big as Texas.” That, according to my sister-in-law Eliza, is what her mother used to say about West Virginia. We were on vacation there last week visiting Eliza and husband Chris. After driving around for a few days, I think her mom may have had a point: Beautiful, lush, rolling hills wherever you looked. One night, a few days later (full disclosure: I had consumed several beers at this point), I […] Click to read more…

 

One Day At A Time

Here in New England, there are two ways to know that Spring has finally arrived:   Way #1: It’s going to snow tomorrow. Way #2: The Boston Marathon is just a couple of weeks away. Monday, April 16th, to be exact. And, since my office is located mere feet from the starting line of the race and directly beneath the friendly folks who organize the entire thing, there is a lot of buzz. By which I mean, runners – they are everywhere. I don’t have […] Click to read more…

 

The World’s Greatest Marketing Tool

I have a terrific office. It’s just a few miles from my house. It’s directly across the street from our town’s village green. It’s so close to the starting line of the Boston Marathon, that if I mash my face against the side window (not recommended), I can see the painted start line in the road. Listen To This Post It’s also reasonably priced, accessible 24/7, and has plenty of parking. Office space in my town (Hopkinton, Massachusetts) isn’t that […] Click to read more…