Shower the People … With Insights

You know me, I don’t like to brag. But… … last weekend I successfully replaced the water temperature regulator in our shower. Now, I understand. For you, this may not be a big deal. Maybe you’re the kind of person who rebuilds car engines, or renovates kitchens, or knows how many volts can fit inside an ohm (or whatever). I am capable of none of those things. So, when the hot and cold water in our shower decided recently to start switching places quickly and at random, our first thought […] Click to read more…

Don’t Do These 2 Things

I arrived at my office yesterday morning as always. But I kept on going, until I drove eight more miles, wandering aimlessly through my little town. Why? Because the odometer of my 2013 Ford Focus read 99991, and I wanted to see it when it reached 99999. I knew I’d forget to look if I didn’t make a deliberate effort, so I drove around until I reached this impressive milestone (see photo). I’m quite pleased that my car has fared so well with few needed repairs, despite enduring many New England […] Click to read more…

Crystal Blue Persuasion

I ordered the Vegetarian Stir Fry: “Linguine tossed with sauteed broccoli, mushrooms, onions, finished with sesame ginger sauce and homemade sriracha aioli.” It seemed like a safe choice. Only it wasn’t. One bite and I knew that it was WAY too spicy for me. My bald head began sweating immediately (TMI?). Was the description of the dish on the menu accurate? Absolutely.  After all, as anyone can tell you after they return home, dip their tongue in a bowl of ice water, and google the word “sriracha,” this is a sauce whose claim to […] Click to read more…

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…