Category Archives: Relationship Marketing

Skid Row

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 conditions: There are the people […] Click to read more…

 

People Are Strange When You’re a Stranger

My wife Linda and I are down in Costa Rica this week. We rented a small house in a little hill town called Grecia. Costa Ricans are legendary for their friendliness and the people who own this house are no exception. In fact, I would venture to say that even by Costa Rican standards, they are warmth outliers – inviting us over for coffee, bringing us fresh homemade yogurt, taking us to see the local attractions. Plus, there are a […] Click to read more…

 

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…