what makes you rise up?

My friends are often a great source of delight. Several friends have been encouraging me to read Simon Sinek’s Start With Why and, while it’s on my list, it hadn’t reached the top until yesterday. My friend Chrissanne spoke for a group of which...

a little news

Though I’m usually pretty candid here, it’s not often that I share much of my personal life. I wanted to pause for a second to share a secret I’ve been keeping for a few months. That’s our three-year-old holding up her little brother’s...

addressing envelopes

I think every invitation purchase (whether from a fine press or anyone else) should include a calligrapher; it’s the extra step that elevates an invitation above the rest of the day’s mail. The truth is,though , hiring a calligrapher isn’t always a...

correct is fine…

…but it is better to be interesting. If I show you a political tract or a blog post or a remarkable new product with text that contains a typo, what’s your first reaction? If all you can do is say, “You’re missing an r in the second...

local/global

Derek Sivers really challenged me recently with this post. As a former employee of my local chamber of commerce and a guy who just likes to be social, it’s safe to say I’ve got quite a network of friends and contacts in my great city. My friends jokingly...

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