Archive for November 2015

The lost art of eating alone

Last week I needed to pickup some lettuce at the grocery store. On my way to the cashier, I was stopped dead in my tracks by a table of pumpkin pies. $3.50 a pie, whipped cream not far away. And I thought about it. Thought there’s no shame in swapping, I’ve already achieved so much... Read more »

Friday nights in the winter - it's about lowering expectations

On Sunday I was walking along the lake shore in jeans and a long sleeve. No sweatshirt. No coat. Anytime you can get halfway through November with no snow; I consider that a Midwestern victory. I’m not in a hurry for the temperatures to drop, but I will admit, my ideal Friday night pairs better... Read more »

Unconventional tips for public speaking

Public speaking is a very strange experience. At worst, it terrifies you and you avoid any situation in life that involves it. At best, it scares you, but ends up being fun like a roller coaster. Or I guess there’s the category of it doesn’t intimidate you at all and you love it, but then... Read more »

Public Speaking with Porky Pig

There are few things in life that make me more nervous than public speaking. However, once the speech has started it becomes one of my favorite things to do. And when the speech has ended, there is an adrenaline rush that has to be comparable to jumping out of an airplane or being one of... Read more »