Son Gray and I attended the Dallas Gift Market this past week. It was my first time to go in years and I was curious to see if e-retail had affected the wholesale side of consumerism. The answer is yes. The crowds and the vendors were smaller, but I still found it educational. For instance, […]
Most people my age are settled. They have lived in their home for a long time. In fact, most of my friends are in houses they bought decades ago for their once growing families. Since our children have since flown the nest, we all talk of downsizing and un-cluttering whenever we get together, but few […]
I’ve always been a wee bit jealous of those who love to read; because I don’t. For me, a nice New Year’s goal would be to read ten pages a day. It sounds easy, but ten pages every day for 365 days is 3,650 pages; the equivalent of twelve 300+ page books. That is also […]
It’s a new year. Your older, your wiser, so share your knowledge. And if you have a problem to solve, let others share theirs too. Everyone (and I mean everyone) likes to be asked for advice. It is the highest compliment to their self-worth. This week I did just that and called a friend of […]
After all, I’m a Southerner, like Mark Twain, and colorful expressions, like cursing and old idioms, are part of our language. It’s one of the reasons everyone wants to be a Southerner…’cause they like the way we talk.
At the end of every year it’s the same, sad story – low sales at FlagandBanner.com. All the profits made in the Spring and Summer months are lost in the Winter, as I keep my staff employed and our ship erect. Sleepless nights are a given, as I ponder how long the sales drought will […]
Friday afternoon I receive a text that simply said, “Scott’s dead, heart attack.” I repeated out loud, “Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God!” more times than I can remember. Still, it’s inadequate.