Where Has All The Time Gone?

“Time management is really a misnomer. The challenge is not to manage time, but to manage ourselves.” (Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”) I have conducted many seminars and workshops on time management … Continue reading

Irish Coffee: From Ireland to San Francisco

Irish Coffee What would March 17, Saint Patrick’s Day be without a couple of whiskey laced Irish Coffees? “The mistress of the house should always be certain that the coffee be excellent; the master that his liquors be of the … Continue reading

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Irish Soda Bread: It’s Not Just For Saint Patrick’s Day Every year as Saint Patrick’s Day approaches, millions of loaves of Irish Soda Bread fill the ovens, awaiting the festivities to begin. But, exactly what is soda bread? Soda bread … Continue reading

Oldies…Still Drinkable

Wine Event I recently attended a tasting of “golden oldies” (no, not music, although I really enjoy listening to Little Anthony & The Imperials), older wines that may be, could be, or are already past their peak of drinkability (shot … Continue reading

Italy’s Big Three Grapes—Aglianico, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese

Aglianico, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese. Italy’s Big Three Grapes. “Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” (Galileo Galilei, 1564–1642, Italian Mathematician, Astronomer and Physicist) It was more than 20 years ago, when the Dean of Italian Wine Writers, Burton Anderson decreed that … Continue reading

Consultative Selling

Consultative Selling  “Selling the way your customer wants to buy… Not the way you like to sell!” (Richard Grehalva, author of Unleashing the Power of Consultative Selling, 2004) As I travel across the country conducting seminars or workshops on selling, … Continue reading