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.
We humans often fall prey to this common thought: “It’s all about me!” It may be in a self-conscious way, like when you walk into a room and think “everyone is looking at me.” Or, it may be in a self-judging way, that causes anxiety in the middle of the night; You lay awake recounting […]
The end of last week presented two events that were as opposite as evenings can be. One evening offered an intimate and stylish dinner in a designer’s country home. The next night found me hosting a celebration and dance competition gala in downtown Little Rock for a crowd of 200 plus. Thursday night, I made […]
People often ask me, “Between your work load and family obligations, how do you keep it up?” I never really have a good answer. Of course, it takes a great support team, and you get a great support team, not by being nice, but by being fair. For example, if you’re nice to the person […]