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April 10, 2013

We are re-building our house in the aftermath of Sandy. We hired a decorator, trying hard to reprise one of those reality TV shows on cable out-channels where the pros come in and do a “makeover.” What I have learned: apparently all decorators own small, obnoxiously cute, barking dogs. Ours asked to be referred to […]

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Emotional Baggage

April 3, 2013

I fly some 150,000 miles a year. I’m not bragging. It’s the price of being part of this business we call “show,” and I’m accustomed to it. Years ago a family friend asked one of my sons, “What does your dad do for a living?” The response: “He flies on airplanes.” The fees are becoming […]

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Happy Easter

March 23, 2013

For the past two weeks I’ve had what sounds dysfunctional but has become “normal” for my life. In a 12-day span I was in Florida, New Jersey, St. Thomas in the Caribbean, North Carolina, Houston, Cozumel, Mexico and Maryland. It’s not a case of waking up and wondering, “where am I?” For me it’s a […]

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Death by IKEA

March 18, 2013

So we’re trying to re-build our house on Long Beach Island, New Jersey, after Superstorm Sandy. My wife loves IKEA. My opinion? If IKEA was smart they’d put a marriage counseling office right in the store. For pre-and-post-purchase therapy. By the way, if Home Depot wanted to really be consumer friendly, they’d have these signs […]

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Free Bird Déjà Vu

March 12, 2013

I’ve had a wild couple of weeks. Corporate shows, comedy clubs, country clubs and a couple of theaters – not to mention some church jobs. No complaints – I’m working! My corporate gigs are always fun. I’ve learned a lot. For example: I now have insider-knowledge on starting a small business in 2013. It’s easy! […]

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