Profanity in Your Newsletter?

Here in the twenty-first century, everyone claims to “have no time.” The accepted wisdom, therefore, is that if you want anyone to read your newsletter, watch your video, attend your presentation, etc., it’s got to be super short. Busy, busy, busy – none of us has even a minute to spare. Unless … it’s a podcast. In that case, we all suddenly have three hours available. I don’t understand it, but I admit that I am not immune to this trend. Like you, I now have a handful of podcasts that I […] Click to read more…

The Bigness of Smallness

According to extensive research that I have been conducting for nearly five minutes, celebrated author Stephen King has a net worth of 500 million dollars. Just to give you a sense of how big a number that is, it’s more than the combined net worth of Taylor Swift ($400 Million) and me. All in all, not bad for a guy who’s earned a living by making things up. Not only that, but it’s a terrific business model since his costs consist of nothing more than a desk, a computer, and (I’m guessing) […] Click to read more…

Different is Better Than Better

My sister-in-law Kathie and her husband live a couple of hours away from us in Western Massachusetts. So, my wife and I occasionally get together with them for a hike someplace inbetween. Such was the case last weekend when we met at Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, a place that, while certainly not paradise, is not hellish either. (Oh, I guess that makes sense then.) In addition to the woods and trails that you would expect to find, it is also filled with interestingly named, natural rock formations, such as “Devil’s Corn Crib,” […] Click to read more…

Rekindle Your Newsletter

The truth is, it took me a long time to buy a Kindle. It’s not that I don’t like gadgetry, it’s just that I really like books. I like the way they feel. I like the way they look. I like sitting at my desk and seeing them happily loitering on my bookshelves across the way. But when I finally tried a Kindle, I was pretty much sold. First, and because it is Wi-Fi connected, I have immediate access to thousands of books. Plus, I can tap on a word […] Click to read more…

Voices Carry

We just got back from a terrific, two-week family vacation in beautiful Colorado. We covered a lot of ground, making a big loop from Denver to Durango to Ouray to Golden to Boulder and back again to Denver. Along the way, two things stood out to me: Thing #1. The state of Colorado does not care whether you live or die. Want to ride a motorcycle without a helmet? Go right ahead. Feel like swimming in a raging river? Hop on in. Have the urge to drive along a two-lane mountain […] Click to read more…