Category Archives: Relationship Marketing

Photo Phinish

When it comes to buying gifts for my wife, Linda, I have a history of missing “perfect” by quite a large margin. Jewelry’s no good because what do I know? Same for clothes. And, since as my mother used to say, you spend the first 50 years of life acquiring stuff and the next 50 getting rid of it, all those little knickknacky gift store items that used to be my “go to” are no longer welcome in the house. […] Click to read more…

 

Connecting The Dots

(Listen to this post, here.) My wife, Linda, has many impressive qualities, not the least of which is an inexplicable affection for skinny, middle-aged bald men. But her superpower is her ability to connect the dots – between people and the vital information they possess. Nowhere is this on greater display than when we travel. We like to venture off the beaten path, a strategy that invariably leads to unusual experiences. But it also means that you spend a lot of time […] Click to read more…

 

Feelings

(Listen to this post, here.) Now that it’s late February, two things are all but guaranteed: Thing #1: My fellow New Englanders have begun lying to one another about how spring is, “Just around the corner.” Thing #2: My accountant is mad at me. I’m not sure what causes Thing #1, but I’m quite certain about what’s behind Thing #2. She’s mad because she’s just completed my taxes and, as is the case every year, I am due a refund. […] Click to read more…

 

Juggling Act

(Listen to this post, here.) When I was 13, I taught myself how to juggle three tennis balls. At the time, I was operating under the mistaken assumption that 13-year-old girls would be awestruck by those in possession of this ancient and mystical skill. They weren’t (surprise!). Nevertheless, it’s an activity I’ve enjoyed for several decades. Which is why when my son Evan returned home for the holidays showing off his ability to juggle not three, but five balls, my first thought was, “Maybe this will work with the […] Click to read more…

 

Skid Row

(Listen to this post, here.) Here in New England, our first significant snowfall of the season occurred this past weekend. It’s always kind of special, even a little bit fun.  It’s also, for my money, the single most dangerous day of the year to be out on the road driving.  Not because November snow is any different than February snow.  Rather, it’s because with each new snow season, there is a portion of the population that has never driven in these […] Click to read more…