Yesterday I wrote about my attempt to take an online quiz on well-being, but I never got the results. That led me to write a blog post about, well, nothing. I figured I check for my results one more time, and there was the email. It was in my daily quarantined email message, which summarizes … Continue reading Literally, a Blog Post about Nothing, Part Two
I've often said my blog is like the Seinfeld show, in that I also reap millions of dollars in royalties from my old blog posts. Actually, it's more like Seinfeld because most of my blogs are about nothing, and have no redeeming qualities. And many of the comments I have received over the years offer … Continue reading Literally, a Blog Post about Nothing
Today is my 64th birthday and the first song that came to mind was the Beatles "When I'm 64". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCTunqv1Xt4 When I'm Sixty-Four is a song by the English rock band The Beatles, written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and released on their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was one of the first songs written by McCartney, who … Continue reading Music Monday: It’s No Longer Hypothetical, I Am 64. Will You Still Read Me?
I am happy to see that Dan Ariely still has his biweekly column in the Wall Street Journal, so I guess no fallout yet from the issues I had written about before. Even better from my perspective, this week's column introduced a new psychologic term I had never heard before - the End of History … Continue reading The End of History Illusion
The old adage of "take two aspirin and call me in the morning" may soon be replaced with a "nature prescription." With the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the health benefits of spending more time outdoors, a growing faction of the U.S. medical community is prescribing time outside the same way they would traditional medication. The idea of writing … Continue reading Take 4,000 Steps and Call Me in the Morning
We were blessed to be able to go to a wonderful wedding yesterday for another one of my remarkable nephews and his equally remarkable bride. The wedding ceremony was held outside under perfect conditions, where the bride and groom shared a beautiful set of vows with each other. After a fun outdoor reception, it was … Continue reading A Hidden Challenge of Being the Bride and Groom
This story has been making its way around social media over the past week, so some of you may already be familiar with it. From my perspective, it falls into the category of "Outrageous Behavior". As you can see from the image above, this story revolves around a couple (Doug and Dedra) who recently got … Continue reading How to End a Friendship
Across the U.S., colleges are getting ready to start a new academic year. For recent high school graduates, and their parents, it is a momentous occasion. For many of these students, it will be their first time away from parental supervision, and for some of the parents, it will be the first time they won't … Continue reading To Track or Not to Track?
Who doesn't like a good joke? But how many business owners make joke-telling a key part of their advertising strategy? Enter Norman the Floorman of Norman Carpet One in Bryn Mawr, PA. Norman Chaikin, owner of Norman Carpet One, has been in the flooring business for more than 40 years, and is a frequent advertiser … Continue reading Telling Jokes as Part of Your Business Plan
Being disinvited to the party of the year. I'm talking about the recent 60th birthday party bash that was recently held at Martha's Vineyard for former President Barack Obama. Originally, the guest list included 475 people, but then with the growing spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus, people were concerned with both the … Continue reading What’s Worse Than Not Being Invited to the Party of the Year?