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Smart Boston Loves Boomerpdx Portland But It’s Not Enough

    Smart Boston got it’s name by being smart. No news there, not when the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education list of top colleges came out Wednesday, September 27th, 2017.   Do we all agree that the WSJ/THE poll helps smart Boston? With two of the top three colleges in town, there’s […]

Admire President Trump For 10 Fun Reasons

    Republicans don’t seem to admire President Trump   The small government/fewer regulation wing of the party has a hard time dealing with a billionaire who wants them to know who their ‘Daddy’ is.   What better reason to admire President Trump, who will be known as President Triumph when history gets around to […]

Demand Respect, Give Respect On Demand Right Back

    I’m not the first to feel left out and ignored by people who demand respect. Nor the first to be banished for demanding it back.   One man’s sibling spoke in a way that lacked respect. The message given back was, “Don’t talk to me unless you talk with the respect I demand.” […]

Life Plan? What To Do When Life Moves On

If I read a book I turn the page. That’s how it works with book reading. Turn the page, then another and another until there’s no more pages.   Call that story a page turner.   A life plan when life moves on without you feels the same. Maybe you didn’t turn the page, but […]

Good Enough Is Good Enough Already, Perfectionist

People love to shop, though not everyone admits they love to shop. Why? Because they want better instead of good enough.   They shop for the deal, the steal, the last one in the storage room, the floor model discount, the object with the scratch no one will notice. But you notice.   You’ve heard […]

Blog Relaunch Shoots Blanks, Misses Writing Target

    Thinking of starting a blog, relaunching a blog? Good.   If you’re a writer, then I’m talking to you. Whether you dabble with words, put a few things on paper, or carve out time to organize the book you’ve been writing the past few years, it’s you.   The world of bloggers, columnists, […]

Microsoft, Amazon, Shocks World With Alexa, Cortana. Houston Next?

Companies with arguably the most sophisticated logistics in the world, the top supply chain to feed demand for their life changing products, Amazon and Microsoft have joined each other at the only possible place: your brain. They should connect over Hurricane Harvey and Houston next.   But first, these business behemoths agreed to let Alexa […]

MY BAG OF HURT FEELINGS OVERFLOWS, NOW WHAT?

    When my bag of hurt feelings overflows I resort to the tried and true path for a fix. Maybe you do too? But what exactly is the best route?   Lash out at the world and scream until you feel better? Use hurt feelings as an aerobic exercise until you’re out of breath? […]

PROFESSOR JIM JEFFERIES EXAMINES SOUTHERN HERITAGE WITH OLD MEN WHO WRITE BOOKS AND ONE WHO GIVES THEM CONTEXT

  If it takes an outsider like Jim Jefferies to explain things in America, the story doesn’t change, just the angle of interest. Jefferies reminds me of history professors from a few small discussion classes seniors took to graduate, symposiums. They’d show up slightly tanked, looking like they woke up in the same clothes they […]

CAPITAL ONE vs SANTREESE S. KNIGHTEN, CHASE BANK

I nominate Santreese S. Knighten for customer service professional of the year. From her work as a Chase Bank personal banking officer she showed what it means to take the extra step with a Capital One fraud case. You probably make the right calls when you travel? Get the mail stopped, the paper delivery put […]