Don’t Be the Third Quote

In business, a quote is a proposal package for a combination of products and/or services at the best possible price; eh, the cheapest.  So, we’re not getting the best.  The actual best is very expensive and justifiably so.  We’re not getting the cheapest either.  The cheapest is crap and we don’t’ want that.  No, it’s … Continue reading Don’t Be the Third Quote

Don’t Lose Your Way: A True and Tragic Story

Back in the 1800’s, a photograph required hiring a professional with cumbersome equipment.  But, George Eastman just wanted to take pictures.  That’s him in the photo.  So in 1888, he invented flexible roll film and a camera that came preloaded with that film.  He named his company, Kodak.  Why Kodak?  Apparently George liked the letter … Continue reading Don’t Lose Your Way: A True and Tragic Story

High Efficiency Yoga and the Death of Romance

If practicality, efficiency, utilitarian functionality, and austerity put a bustle in our hedgerow, then Starbucks would look and feel like a cold-war clinic. All cars would look like a Dodge Aries K with roll-down windows and get 40 MPG. No fancy bourbons, wines, beers, or gins either; just Everclear, which is very efficient, by the … Continue reading High Efficiency Yoga and the Death of Romance

Some People Just Want the Address

In the 110th episode of Seinfeld, entitled “The Understudy”, J. Peterman is sitting in a restaurant with Elaine and asks, “That Shirt.  Where did you get it?” Elaine, not missing a beat, “Oh, this innocent looking shirt has something which isn't innocent at all. Touchability! Heavy, silky Italian cotton, with a fine almost terrycloth like … Continue reading Some People Just Want the Address

Why is Reality a Hard Sell? 3 Questions

While I was studying athletic training at Temple University, one of my mother’s friends came up to me and asked, “Hey Rob, what can I do to get rid of this?”, flicking her triceps fat, while eating a donut.  Hmm.  Very attractive.  As I got into the real answer, she interrupted me with, “No, I … Continue reading Why is Reality a Hard Sell? 3 Questions