A recounting of my family’s history as refugees, and some thoughts on why we should allow Syrian refugees to relocate in the United States.
Before people gamed every post for “Content Marketing” optimization, people used blogs to converse, including expressions of gratitude. I guess I am old school, so forget Google. It’s time to thank folks for their help last week with the Punish Geoff Fundraiser for Civilination. In all we raised almost $3,000 together for online civility. Though we came short of the $5,000 goal, but did some commendable work to change the online conversation for the better. Unfortunately a $2,000+ shortfall does mean that we will not be “Punishing Geoff” by making me dress in drag for a full day of work. A couple of private comments did come in that suggested this punishment may be uncivil in the eyes of GLBT […]
What happened to the lost art of thank you? Returning to basic relationship principles is a constant theme in marketing conversation. If you want to build on relationships, then say thank you. Yet, in this fast age of Internet business and new millennium expectations, people say thanks less frequently. Consider the receipt or post transaction communication most people get from companies, either online or in real person. You get hit up with coupons and requests to buy more. Personally, one of the best parts about buying the old fashioned way in a store are the smart clerks who invariably thank you and shake your hand. Go Nordstroms!
On October 29, my beautiful girl Soleil turned two years old. People that know me understand how much I love my daughter, something I’ve written about before on this blog. But many of you don’t know why I am so grateful. Of course, normal parental love factors into it. There’s also the very desperate reality I faced about infertility and not being able to father a child. Rarely do you hear male fertility discussed, and that’s probably because from a guy’s perspective it’s akin to or even worse than erectile dysfunction.
It’s been an amazing year. It has had big ups and big downs. In short, life was in session. In hindsight, there is so much to be grateful for as we roll into the holiday season. With Thanksgiving upon us, I’d like to express my gratitude for many things over the past year. First of all this was the magical year of Soleil, my one year old daughter who has blessed our lives. From watching her first open her eyes regularly to the first time she said “Dada” to her first steps, becoming a father has literally been the best thing that has ever happened to me. I am so very grateful that Caitlin and I are together with this […]