Posts Categorized: Communication

Guess who’s coming to dinner

Twice a year I host a cookout at my house. In May, for my birthday, it’s a BBQ.  In October, for Halloween, it’s a dinner. Two months before the event, I send out an email invitation to everyone with the basics – time, day, occasion, menu hints and a request for advance notification of attendance…. Read more »

So. Speaking without realizing.

One of my personal pleasures from returning to live TV is the fact I get to watch a lot of CNBC.  That may not sound exciting to a lot of you, but in the recent wild volatility across global financial markets, I find it fascinating to watch the psychology of investors and financial experts as… Read more »

GNABRT Day 87 (really 75) – Eight is enough

It’s finally arrived.  Almost.  Nearly.  Just about. The final game of the Great North American Baseball Road Trip is tomorrow (Sunday, August 23rd) at Marlins Park in Miami.  Once the game is complete, I will have finished my (now) nearly three-month voyage to every baseball park in the major leagues to watch a game. In… Read more »

GNABRT day 24 – South of the border

Canadian, that is. A pure travel day for the Great North American Baseball Road Trip.  Plenty of activity both actual and mental as the day progressed. Foremost to be mentioned is that every vista during the drive was amazing.  I won’t use the word “unbelievable”, since many people have gazed on the natural displays before,… Read more »

A smile can change a whole day

Who says I’m obsessed with the GNABRT?  Prepare for a change of pace! It’s getting hotter these days; earlier than expected, frankly.  And that’s coming from a native and lover of hot temps. The sweltering of late summer seems to have jumped forward a month or two.  That makes walking, even in the early morning, an… Read more »

Get it back!

Ugh.  That sinking feeling after you press publish, post, comment, tweet or send.  Then comes the mad rush to figure out how to save the situation. At least when it came to my books, people are required to plunk down money before they can see my blunders (granted, this makes them extra mad, but the… Read more »

Stop the presses!

Whew.  Why do they make it so hard to take a vacation? Most of my preparations can be handled in-house (literally), but there are some circumstances that must be handled with the help of others.  Problem is, “others” don’t always make it easy to get their help. I’m making excellent progress on the final preparations… Read more »