Rules for Not Being An Asshole

July 21, 2018

I’ve written several versions of this post, deleting a few because the message wasn’t quite right.  I started down the path of political divide, but those water were quickly muddied. Let’s be honest for a minute.  We aren’t being as nice as we can possibly be to our fellow humans.   It’s very easy to think…

Everyone Has Perceptions

June 27, 2018

Among my many life’s adventures I’ve found myself in the landscaping business. Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur, right? Or something like that.  All I’ll say is it started on vacation while drinking too many pina coladas and sounded like a good idea at the time. So here I am, running a marketing company,  writing…

What If I Said No? Nine Years of Seven Degrees

May 1, 2018

According to Facebook, nine years ago today I was at a New Jersey Professional Services Marketers Group meeting with guest speaker Joe Rotella.   Ironically, on this same day, I also connected to futurist Jim Carroll who years later wrote the foreword for Everyone Has Sh*t: Unsolicited Advice for Being Human. While it was a random day,…

Failing Up

April 25, 2018

Yesterday I had a dream come true while simultaneously experiencing extreme disappointment.   While sitting outside enjoying working in my backyard, in a space I had envisioned for nearly a decade, I received news that I had failed.                                     …

Did the Internet Break Society?

February 23, 2018

I’ve been on the internet since 1995,  just after AOL started mailing CDs to everyone to get them on the world wide web and right around the time Yahoo was founded.  I frequented chat rooms, witnessing the wide variety of conversation that occurred in them.  Inhibitions were lowered as if we were all pounding beers…