What we all need to plant this year…

This is such a lovely article by my insurance broker Lois, that I had to share it. As the days grow longer, I've been pondering my gardens and how they will look this year. Lois takes it a step further, reminding us that life is a garden that must be tended with care... What we … Continue reading What we all need to plant this year…

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What’s to Love About Teenage Boys?

"My Feet Are Killing Me from Kicking So Much Ass!" The 15-year-old kid wearing this two-color full-front silk-screened imprint (yes, I once sold ad specialties) didn't appear to be an actual ass-kicker, just a regular, smallish, bespectacled high-schooler training for the upcoming track season. I smiled to myself as he worked up a sweat doing … Continue reading What’s to Love About Teenage Boys?

New Year’s Revolution

Each January, I review and renew my list of self-improvement practices. I recommit to exercising my body and vocal cords, so I can be comfortable on stage as a singer - obviously these habits provide beneficial side effects every day, not just in performance situations. "Be in the moment" has been my mantra for years … Continue reading New Year’s Revolution

The Scent of Memories

"Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes An article in the Boston Sunday Globe discussed the theory that "smells are very much tied to memories, yet scents are overlooked as we record history." I don't recall much detail of … Continue reading The Scent of Memories

A Great Start

Perhaps you've been here? Business travel took us a two-hour plane ride from home. Comfortable in the knowledge that our reserved rental car would be ready for the two-hour drive to our first meeting, we stepped up to the Hertz service desk: "Good morning, we have a reservation." The pleasant customer service person replied "I'm … Continue reading A Great Start

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with … Continue reading Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish