Wow … Do you remember where you were when you learned Steve Jobs had died? I was a few hours behind the curve and heard it from my boss Chris from The Dirty Gig. It was the day I was headed from Harrisburg to Philly to Binghampton, NY via US Airways.
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A funny thing happened to me on the way to the tollbooth. Let me lay the foundation … For the last two months in Boston and the surrounding boroughs, i Have worked on about a dozen disaster jobs — large commercial to small residential job sites. In that time, I have driven or ridden in [...]
What did they call yesterday? Wasn’t it “Small Business Saturday” or something like that, a round two of shopping — wedged in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday? By the way, I for one hate the term “Black Friday” when associated with the official retail beginning of the Christmas Holidays. I mean … the term [...]
May 9th, 2010 · Tags: Cities · Coffee Shops · Gadgets · Hotels · Wi-Fi
What is it with me and hotel rooms? I just blogged about an uninvited guest entering my hotel room in Santa Cruz and waking me from a really good dream. A year earlier, I intruded on a loving couple when I entered MY room. It was too much 411 that I am glad stayed in [...]
Before there were links, there was this TV host/author named Art Linkletter. He was famous for the phrase “kids say the darnedest things.” They do. My friends have a young child who has just started preschool and apparently they spend most of their time counting … so he counts everything. He told his mom he [...]
I won’t lie. I was wearing a Mexican Baja hippie hoodie — in rastaman red-green-gold — before most of his fans were born … but it was all about the music at Keller Williams’ show at the intimate Pageant Theatre the other night in St. Louis. I mean, who don’t love a Phish-ish, Grateful Dead-esque [...]
There is no telling how many times I have mentioned my love of random concerts in cities where I travel. Those are the best. Last summer, I stumbled upon Cracker playing outside on the banks of the Ohio River in Louisville, Kent. Many years ago there was a chance sighting of Echo & The Bunnymen [...]
Twice in my career, I have interviewed for the top communications position at my alma mater, Texas Tech University. (The first time, several years ago, somehow I came in #2. Incidentally and sadly, that is the same high mark in the national rankings achieved by former Red Raider Coach Mike Leach.) I have been vocal [...]
Yesterday was one of the strangest football days ever. Topping headlines, my alma mater fired Mike Leach — a coach that took Texas Tech University football to #2 in the nation with about one-fifth the talent that most Big 12 schools recruit to their beautiful cities. If there is no secret “smoking gun” in this [...]
The other day, on my Dirty Gigs warehouse stint I was faced with a difficult work situation. I had to train a laborer to use an upholstery cleaner. Guess what. I had never seen an upholstery cleaner before. This moment, titled: “How to save face in the workforce.” Well thanks be to the powers that [...]