Business Lessons from the US Postal Service Woes

I am a big fan of sending and receiving snail mail even in today's virtual world. Say what you will, but sending an e-card is NOT the same as receiving a handwritten physical card from someone. The convenience of walking to the mailbox to receive client payments or magazine subscriptions couldn't be easier. At $.45 (rising to $.46 in late January 2013) for a first-class U.S. stamp, you can't beat it. So, for a system so crucial to our life and business operations, how could it get perched on the edge of financial disaster? ...more
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Keeping your Kids Safe on the Road at Halloween

Halloween is the most dangerous day of the year for children to walk....more

Wanna come see my MacLaren?

This past weekend Peej and I headed to Pittsfield to be showered with baby...think 'It's Raining Men,' but with pastels. Delicious food, adorable [teensy] presents and a couple dozen of the East Coasters I like best. Also- more than five instances of "I cannot believe how HUGE you are," to which I reply: a) Believe it. ...more

You Know You've Been Working Too Hard When

Although FedEx announced it was dropping the Kinkos name a couple of weeks ago, I just learned about it today. I have been working way too hard. Many of us work hard 90% of the time. But sometimes we put in such incredibly ridiculous hours with so many back-to-back deadlines that even war horses have a point when they have to say " no mas." I'm at "no mas." ...more