Best of 2009

Happy Birthday Blog! As of today, I have been writing on this blog for one year.

I’ve put together a list of the best blogs from the past 12 months (best in my opinion and based on feedback from others). If you have a favorite, let me know in the comments! Here they are:

An encounter on the streets of Philadelphia (Mandy’s favorite)
On a recent trip to Philadelphia, I met a homeless couple on the street near our hotel. David and Alicia recently moved from New Jersey to Philly looking for work. They have a three year old son and Alicia recently gave birth to what would have been twins if one hadn’t died in the womb. Keep reading…

Emotional Undercurrents
Have you ever been in a situation where something outrageous happened yet no one said a word because everyone knew what you were thinking? This happens all the time in environments with strong emotional undercurrents. Keep reading…

Marketing lessons from a tiny car
I recently purchased a 1976 MG Midget Convertible. I needed a car to get me around town since I’m changing jobs and no longer have a company vehicle. My search narrowed down to two choices. A 1991 Acura Legend and the MG Midget. Keep reading…

Millionaires eat generic cereal
A few weeks ago, we went to a Christmas party at the home of some of my favorite people in the world. We always have a blast–especially this year. The food was amazing and their house is perfect for entertaining. Everyone had a great time. This couple’s net worth is more than most people could accumulate in 10 lifetimes. Keep reading…

Failure is always an option
I’m not a fan of the phrase “Failure is not an option.” Not only is it cliche, it’s philosophically off base. Failure is always an option. And in fact it is often a distinct possibility. Think about it for a minute. If failure is not an option, yet you fail, then failure was in fact an option. Keep reading…

I would love to know which posts have been your favorites.

Thank you to everyone who has encouraged me to write and to keep writing. Please keep posting your thoughts and comments. That is what keeps me going.

Looking forward to another year of insights and ideas!