Morning

  “It’s Morning Again in America”. I’m old enough to remember that phrase, from a storied TV commercial from Ronald Reagan’s 1984 presidential campaign. It was such a hopeful statement. Morning’s represent new. The dawn of a new day.   I’ve never been a morning person, figuratively, or literally.  My mornings for the last few years (i.e., the smartphone years)…

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Present

I’ve been present, but quiet.  I’ve taken a short sabbatical from writing. The impetus for creating Genuine Fake Watches was to share my thoughts in longer form and with more thoughtfulness than social media allows. I've been present, but not ready.   I’ve been present, but also very conflicted. I like social media because it enables me to stay in…

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Dreams

The word "dreams" can be a noun. You might say: “last night, I had a dream”.  Another usage is aspirational. You might say: “I dream of being a good person”   There is also an adjective usage of dreams representing something desirable: “it’s my dream that everybody just get along”.   Dreams are a fascinating subject.  We all have them, sometimes good,…

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Suspended

I write this suspended in the air.   38,000 feet, somewhere over the Atlantic returning from a long, long journey overseas. Feels like forever. Actually it was two trips, with a return to the U.S. in between. Atlanta-Tel Aviv-Atlanta…four days at home….Atlanta-Tel Aviv-London-Atlanta. That was much of April and I have yet to be home in May. Ten separate flights…

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It’s a Grind

Today I enter a grinder. As most who know me are aware, I travel. A lot. It’s an occupational hazard of someone with a job like mine – I am frequently on the road, visiting customers, prospects and attending conferences.  Add in the bonus of working for a company headquartered in Tel Aviv, and having much of my team located…

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Dogs

That One Day

That one day, way back in 2004. For some reason, even though I didn’t have any pets, I walked into Petsmart. They were having an adoption event.  I saw her. In a temporary pen, surrounded by a bunch of other puppies. But she stood out. It was her eyes, and her smile. I picked her up.  I put her back…

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