My Foley Food Mill is Missing

My Foley Food Mill is Missing

I had volunteered to make the cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. It is a simple task well within the range of my culinary talents. You boil the cranberries in water and sugar and orange juice (my recipe) and then after they are complete mush you run them through the...
WELCOME! GO AWAY.

WELCOME! GO AWAY.

My internet went out. Panic ensued. My cable wasn’t working either. More panic. I rely on my internet to do business like all the rest of us. I also count on the cable to keep my cohort, as in loving spouse, occupied while I work at home. When technology fails me, I...
Just Call Me, Maybe…

Just Call Me, Maybe…

We have never before had so many fast, efficient, and ineffective ways to communicate with each other. We can text or email in a blink. We can even set up autoresponders to schedule and confirm appointments. And when they work, that is, when the information reaches...
Stayin’ Alive

Stayin’ Alive

The day before Easter, I was wasting time at an an antique store when my cellphone lit up announcing my sister, Kathleen. It lied. It was actually my niece calling from Connecticut, 700 miles away. Her voice was weary, “Hi Aunt Jane, it’s Krista....
HOME/WORK

HOME/WORK

Like many solopreneur, my office is in my home. Which also means my housework is looming nearby as well as the neighbors. And this week I had the added advantage of roofers. It was like having a herd of 180 pound squirrels galloping overhead as they tore off the old...
Make Me An Offer

Make Me An Offer

If a snail mail promotion arrived torn, stepped on, and muddied you’d toss it quicker than last week’s blue pizza. When a marketing email arrives with a lackluster appearance, typos, and a vague offer it too, will be tossed into the trash. Your email promotions are a...