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Don’t turn your entertainers into robotic vending machines…personal interactions make for better memories. My dad lives in a retirement community called Independence Village. It is a very social place with structured games, entertainment, themed mealtimes and field trips to keep residents out of their apartments and active. In December, I participated as a vendor at… Continue reading

Stay Between the CONES, or don’t….

Over the Holidays, I went to see the film, “Daddy’s Home” with my daughter Theresa. It’s not supposed to be great, but I did read a couple of decent reviews and I/we love Mark Wahlberg; his accent reminds me of the time I spent in New England, and an afternoon spent laughing at shirtless “eye… Continue reading

The Unexpected Virtue of Certification OR, “why you shouldn’t get your hair color done by a street vendor.”

Why are hair stylists and beauticians required to be licensed?  The average person looking for a haircut or color needs to know that the person working on them has passed the minimum standards for safety and hygiene.  One can expect:  that you are not going to pick up a “bug” from a previous customer; that… Continue reading

Do you help your customers LIKE you?

Last month my husband, Joe, asked me if I wanted to “get a bite” at the Italian restaurant around the corner. It is a ‘townie’ place, been there for years, has traditional Italian fare, including great garlic bread, wonderful pasta, and waitresses in their 40’s and 50’s who call everyone “honey.” There is also a… Continue reading

Moving Fire Hydrants, Teenage Drivers and a March Storm!

Here’s the story: on March 31, 2015, NJ got its last major storm, 5 inches of wet snow on top of icy roads, which means all bad news for drivers.  It was a dark evening and my teenage daughter decided to drive herself home from a friend’s house. Only 6 months of driving experience, and… Continue reading