Thank You, Cheers, and the Problem with You’re Welcome

On a recent trip to England and the Netherlands, I must have said “thank you” a hundred times.  Not once, did I hear, “you’re welcome”. At one pub, when the bartender served me a beer, I said “thanks”.  When she responded with “no worries”, I thought I would test this a bit further.  I then … Continue reading Thank You, Cheers, and the Problem with You’re Welcome

The Threat of Heaven and the Promise of Hell

“So Rob, tell me; are you a God-fearing man?” Almost twenty years ago in Nashville, I was having lunch with one of my rep agencies.  There were about eight of us.  When my salad came, I began to eat it while conversing with the group.  As their salads came, they waited for everyone to get … Continue reading The Threat of Heaven and the Promise of Hell

How to Be a Yogi Without Being a Chump

“I try. I try to be a righteous man. I try to give love all over the world. But I’m tired of being used!” – Charles Bradley: Ain’t It a Sin Such passion that you know came from a hard-earned life.  The Screaming Eagle of Soul passed away just two years ago and way too early.  May he … Continue reading How to Be a Yogi Without Being a Chump

Threshold of Happiness

There I was, seat 21D, flying home from my annual performance review.  I got a nice bonus and was feeling pretty good.  I was surrounded by a group of people who worked for a large corporation and apparently they had a damn good year, considering this conversation: “I got a Porsche.  What am I going … Continue reading Threshold of Happiness