No matter how many “boost your memory” books I’ve read, I can’t remember people’s names. I may recognize a face but draw a blank on a name unless the person goes by “Hey, nice to see you” or “How’s it going?”  For years I’ve covered up my bad name recall and even limited my circle Read More →

Some people love going to the gym. I’m not one of them. It’s not the exercise that bothers me; it’s the actual facility. While others see treadmills, elliptical machines and free weights, all I notice is sweat, germs and stress. Rather than join a place overflowing with bodily fluids and a lack of personal space, Read More →

I like to consider myself a resource—a human Google for friends who may need a contractor, mechanic, or hair stylist. Yet, after one-too-many referral disasters, I’m retiring my personal search engine service. No more “He’s reliable, honest, and won’t overcharge you” or “Mention my name and you’ll get an appointment sooner.” I’m letting the real Read More →