This September will mark my third year as host of Up In Your Business on KABF radio. Though the show began as a mentoring program for entrepreneurs, it has become much more than that. It is the human-interest stories of my guests that listeners have found interesting and inspiring.
Contrary to popular belief, the phrase “I don’t understand” may be the most empowering sentence you will ever utter. As far back as I can remember, I was my father’s shadow– a bright, observant, and worrisome child, just behind his leg, listening to everything he said and didn’t say. I noticed early on when men […]
One of the things I like about getting older is that I don’t require as much sleep. When I wake in the middle of the night, I love to get up and putter around my quiet and dimly lit home. And if I’m lucky enough to be up just before sunrise, the outdoors is a […]
Being afforded the opportunity to work, both physically and legally, is a liberty revered by many who cannot. Like children who are unable to attend school long for the sound of a school bell, so do many persons from other countries long to come to America to find work. I recently held a job fair […]
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, […]
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 […]