Lucky there’s a family guy, lucky there’s a man who positively can do all the things that make us laugh and cry.

Brand that Matters

May 10, 2017 |

The ability to develop substantial brand communication has suffered. It’s not necessarily the fault of the brands themselves but seems to rest on delivery and communication methods. Arriving in the last 10 years is an unprecedented accessibility to publication and … Read More

Borrowed Culture of Marketing

March 5, 2017 |

A missionary acquaintance from Indonesia returns to the states every four to six years. In a recent visit he described how people from the country are being “Americanized” at extreme speeds. Instead of a normal cultural cycle of slow to … Read More

Required Gear

May 10, 2014 |

My family had been through a particularly strenuous year; and my husband and I quickly realized we needed a break from work, and young children, and the “stuff” of life. So, for my husband’s birthday I decided to whisk him … Read More

What Are Your Customers Looking For?

May 9, 2014 |

On a vacation a few years ago, my husband and I ate breakfast at the same restaurant three mornings in a row. The food was good (not AMAZING), but the service was fantastic and the facility—including the restrooms—were spotless. The … Read More

Business or Busy-ness

May 1, 2014 |

Recently, I had the opportunity to enjoy several things all within a short span of time. Friday through Sunday Old Tucson Studios in Arizona was hosting the steampunk convention, Wild Wild West Con, and a close friend of mine is … Read More

Leader of the Pack

April 25, 2014 |

No matter how hard I try, my dog loves me last! Romeo—a seven-year-old half dachshund, half shih-tsu—came to live with us as a tiny puppy. My son called me to let me know that a man had puppies on the … Read More

Own It

April 22, 2014 |

As a fan of both science fiction, and smart business, about five years ago I was somewhat irked at the assumed “dumbing down” of the “Sci Fi” logo being transitioned to “SyFy.” I remember thinking, Sci Fi means “Science Fiction.” … Read More

Like a Citrus Lover

April 17, 2014 |

My husband has always wanted to plant citrus trees in our yard, so when I noticed the advertisement in our local newspaper, I mentioned to him there was a class coming up in a couple of days. A local nursery … Read More

Sink or Swim—A Dangerous Succession Plan

March 24, 2014 |

When I was five years old, my dad decided it was time for me to learn to swim, and he picked me up and threw me off the deck into the lake. I remember him standing on the dock yelling, … Read More

Just Jump

March 19, 2014 |

In general, I’m someone who likes to try new things, and to be adventurous. No one I know would describe me as timid. If there’s something that someone else might be cautious to try, I’m usually already trying it. A … Read More

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