Added by Leon Nicholas Kalas on November 21, 2011 at 6:43pm — No Comments
"A Memorial: 2-11-02"
Oil on canvas
32in X 40in
Brooklyn, New YorkContinue
Added by Leon Nicholas Kalas on November 21, 2011 at 6:40pm — No Comments
I do my best to be engaged and concerned when someone is relating a story to me. Really I do! But there are times, and I know you’ve been there, when I just look at the person and say, “And, you’re telling me this because…?”
Sometimes we just need to vent. I get that. My friend, Nancy, and I used to have an agreement that I could call to bitch about anything I wanted for exactly five minutes. No more. She would cut me off at five minutes, done or not. Well, I might not…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on November 16, 2011 at 1:25pm — No Comments
We like to be comfortable. We also expect to dictate how we want to have our comfort. We become annoyed when our comfort is compromised. Many an American has been appalled at what other countries (even European nations) consider a 3-star hotel. Americans, at least a good number of us, aren’t real good about sharing a small bathroom down the hall with strangers.
My Grandma Esther had a number of sayings that I look upon as sage wisdom. Before she became a Christian she had a mouth on…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on November 11, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments
Many years ago I was part of a sales team. Management wanted us to approach our customers with a lighter method than our competitors. What was being used more commonly at the time was a very aggressive, “in-your-face” technique that amounted to bullying customers into buying. Our company came up with a conversational technique called “gentle persuasion.”
It has been a long time since I worked for that company. Perhaps the reason I remembered it was because I was thinking…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on November 4, 2011 at 9:17am — No Comments