Each December Red Peters changed maple syrup into stars to give as Christmas treats to all the children on his street, he toiled over big boiling pots, smoking cigars, listening to the radio talk about conspiracies, and sales of gift wrapped headache remedies at the chain drug store. Over the years he developed a reputation as a neighborhood Santa, a …[ Read More ]
Success strategy #423: Write down important things like upcoming appointment dates on the backside of crumpled receipts. Then stuff the receipts somewhere — but where? Success strategy #511: Always have a spare pair of glasses. That way they’re only half lost if you leave them at a friend’s house — but which friend’s house?
What he wants: Red Corvette V8 convertible, dual exhaust, stick-shift, spoiler, black leather bucket seats. What she wants: Used Toyota Prius or some other hybrid in whatever color we can find. “It’s just a car!” What we get: Set of new tires, floor mats, and wash and wax for our 10-year-old minivan.
We are constantly bombarded with noise in our day-to-day lives. Most noises hardly even register in our consciousness because we’re so focused on the task at hand of annihilating alien life forms on our smart phones. But every once in a while a sound rises above the threshold of ignorability and we must decide what it means, and how we …[ Read More ]