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IN THE END, IT’S ALL ABOUT DINNER

No really, it is. Seriously. I mean, it is for me. It starts early in the morning, usually when Jim, Willa (our Golden Retriever) and I are running around the reservoir in Central Park and Jim says, as he does every morning without fail, “So whattaya feel like for dinner?” And I always smile because I’m already happy… read more

EVERYBODY FUMBLES

EVERYBODY FUMBLES It’s true. We all do. There’s no way around it. We drop the ball, we blow the call, we forget our lines in the middle of the play, we totally misread the signals… Or maybe we pass when we should’ve run…The bottom line is, we blow it. It happens. But luckily, for most of us, … read more

WHAT MATTERS

I wrote the “Motivator” below a little over a year ago. Although I’ve walked along the same block on Fifth Avenue countless times, I haven’t seen the young man I spoke of again…yet. But I look for him every time I’m on “his block.” Of course, there is usually another young man (or woman) sitting… read more

BEING UNFORGETTABLE

On July 27th, 2004, I was sitting with our daughter, Kate, on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Boston. I was there because I was the speech coach for Senator Bob Graham of Florida who was running for the Democratic presidential nomination. The floor was packed, the speeches were back to back and… read more

WHY WAIT TO BE UNHAPPY?

So let’s say they don’t answer your email. (I hate it when that happens, don’t you?) What do you make it “mean?” Well, if you’re like most of us, you probably don’t make it mean they’re crazy about your idea, right? You might say to yourself, “I don’t know, maybe that wasn’t such a hot… read more

INVENTING A LIFE

About a decade ago, I wrote a book called Between Trapezes…Flying Into a New Life With the Greatest of Ease. Right before it was to go to press, the editor called me and said there was one too many “white pages” at the end of the book and asked me if I could “write something”… read more

MONDAYS ARE FOR SINGING…

One of all-time my favorite clients was a guy who worked for an asset management company. His CEO had told him to beef up his communications skills. Well, this became one of the easiest assignments I’d ever had. Early in our conversation, Roger and I started to talk about sports. It turned out that Roger… read more

YOU DON’T HAVE TO KNOW EVERYTHING!

Seriously, you really don’t. We might think we do, might want to act like we do, might knock ourselves out to prove it…but it’s just not necessary. (You want to let go of something for the New Year? Let go of that!) We’ve got better things to do than to be everybody’s go-to person on every subject all… read more

2015…WHAT TO BRING, WHAT TO LEAVE BEHIND

The question of what to bring with us into the New Year - the future,  the next great segment of our lives – and what to leave behind is not a frivolous one. Nor are the answers necessarily obvious or all that easy. As I was packing last week for a ten-day family holiday sojourn at our old farmhouse in Connecticut, I realized I’d done… read more

“HAVE I COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE?”

I’ve always been a little bit crazy when it comes to finding special Christmas gifts for our daughters, Kate and Abigail. But when they were little, I got totally carried away. The thing is, there always had to be something alive…I mean it could be anything. Seriously. It could be parakeets, tropical fish, hamsters, rabbits, baby chicks, kittens, puppies…as… read more