February 26, 2014

Celebrate your threads

As I grow older, I realize the power and importance of threads. Our lives are filled with common themes, people, traditions and places — threads. Those threads are part of what gives us strength, celebrate the pinnacles, keep us fighting on the days when we want to just wave the white flag and ultimately, help define […]

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September 20, 2012

Add some spice

I’ve spent the last few days in New Orleans, soaking up marketing smarts and the city itself.  And one thing I’ve noticed is that they always add a little spice to everything.  This picture is an infamous restaurant called Palace Cafe.  They had a french onion soup unlike any french onion soup I’ve ever eaten.  Again, […]

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September 20, 2012

I’m DAD

I’ve had DAD as my personalized plate for about the past 12 years.  In various phases of her evolution — this has both delighted and horrified my daughter.  Now, at almost 17, she’s resigned to it.  And was thrilled when I bought a new car, so it no longer is on “her” vehicle. I had […]

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September 20, 2012

What’s their one sentence about you?

Yesterday, I was sitting at Caribou Coffee, chatting with a business colleague.  As it always happens at Caribou, several people that either knew me or the guy I was with walked in…and walked over to the table to say hello. Most of them were already with someone else and I got an awesome lesson in branding.  […]

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September 8, 2012

Let’s honor and celebrate hope

I saw the play August: Osage County this week.  It won the Tony for best play in 2008.  It won a Pulitzer Prize that same year.  The acting was top notch.  But the play itself — absolute crap.  I would chew off my own foot before I ever sat through it again.  I left the […]

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