Clean Out Your Contacts

Hopefully, one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to identify and implement some best practices in your business.  One of the best business practices I can think of is to make sure that you are consistently in touch with your customers, clients and general audience through email marketing.  The key to... Read More

5 Steps to Lower Your Winter Energy Costs

Did you know that January 10th is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day?  While it may give you a chuckle to hear that (they have a holiday for everything these days you know!), it’s actually a great time to think about what you can do to help... Read More

Peace on Earth…All Year Long

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The holiday season brings reminders of all the Christmas carols that talk about “Peace on Earth” and “Good Will Toward Men”.  The question, though, is how we extend that sentiment to the entire year.  What can we do as individuals to bring about peace on earth rather than just... Read More

Are You As Brave As Christopher Columbus?

We all remember studying the adventures of Christopher Columbus and his famous Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria ships in which he set off to find The New World. I remember making paper boats and hats and clay peace pipes.While the trappings of a holiday, not to mention a day off from school, delighted me as a child, today... Read More

My Grandmother’s Purse

The other day I was given this broken dollar bill with scotch tape on it as change by a cashier. As is my usual custom, I crammed the money into my wallet and my mind and body headed on to the next chore on my list.

I wouldn’t have noticed this crumpled... Read More

The Brave Summer Cicada

The other day as Roxy and I took her evening constitution, I heard an odd loud clacking noise behind me. I turned around and about twenty feet away, I could see five little birds hopping and jumping with great excitement around what appeared to be a struggling insect.

The birds took turns pecking at it, but the large insect put... Read More

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