Barnes & Nobles- Join the Book Nerds

Book lovers nationwide have watched on pins and needles as the retail world goes through its rapid and relentless shake up.   Books are a thing of the past, and yet somehow we have watched our great hero continue on with no less than 632 operating locations still remaining! The war is not over, technology has… Read More

Hurricane Harvey: The Facts That Matter

  I sat on the phone with my best friend from childhood, she was alone with her nearly two year old son and seeking counsel.  Her voice was strong, but I could hear the tinge of concern in it, while I am a Houston ex-pat, this would be her first ever real hurricane to endure.… Read More

Hallmark Mission Statement

“We will be the company that creates a more emotionally connected world by making a genuine difference in every life, every day.” For years, no decades, no perhaps centuries, we have stifled a list of deep divides in this country.   Over the past couple of years the dam that has held fast our aggressions,… Read More

The Mall Workers’ Fellowship

I could see Mother Mall at the end of the hall, separated from the hullabaloo of the food court by the tempered glass that served as a wall to her small shop.  Behind the register with her silver hair glistening down to her shoulders her eyes are transfixed, behind the lenses of her glasses, on… Read More

How to Build and Maintain A Network

Step 1: Choose 3-4 Groups to involve yourself with  Conferences based on your career path.  Beauty conferences, blogging conferences, business conferences, electrician conferences, rocket science conferences, etc. The sky is the limit when it comes to discovering these conferences because you have the internet.  It is worth the travel at least once a year to attend… Read More