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Just three words You’re undoubtedly heard the expression, Good things come in 3’s. OK, maybe there’s absolutely no scientific data to back this up, but it just seems that way, doesn’t it?  Whether it’s three consecutive days of sunshine or a terrific trilogy of books you’ve read, there’s sweet power in the number “3.” I…

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Location, Location, Location! Drenthe. Borculo. Overisel. You’re probably wondering what those three words are. Are they things? People?  Fictional places? No, they’re actually little “bergs” around Holland, Michigan. While Holland isn’t Chicago, it probably feels like Chicago to know residents from those tiny villages. Well, one of those hamlets is called Graafschap. It doesn’t get…

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Are you as memorable as this troupe of trick-or-treaters? November 1 in the office. What’s the Number One topic for discussion around the water cooler? It’s all about what happened at your house and in your neighborhood on Halloween. This topic arose with a group of fellow caffeine addicts at JP’s, our local coffee shop…

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Communicating a mile wide and an inch deep OK, call me “Mr. Efficient.”  Yeah, I like to multi-task or at least try to kill two birds with one stone.  I usually do that early on Sunday mornings when I try to build the mind while trimming the bod.  On the physical side, I run three…

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The death of the job description Staples. If there ever was a success story in the office supplies world, this is it. You got to know they got something going on when the arena where the Los Angeles Lakers play is named “The Staples Center.”  Personally, I like my local Staples a lot. Their customer…

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Thanks John Hancock, Lilly Tomlin, and a nurse at Boston General Bees have their honey, magnets have their North, and I have this thing about bookstores.  It’s an irresistible draw, an involuntary attraction.  And, if that bookstore has a coffee shop, the attraction level has mushroomed by a factor of 10—no, make that 20. My…

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