Believing in miracles, coincidences, and serendipity can be a stunning endeavor. Many people consider them a lucky break, a fluke, or happenstance. But it only takes a second, an eighth of an inch, or some other instance to stumble upon a blessing or make a difference in life. […]
The Secret to How Ritz-Carlton, H-E-B, Disney, ClubCorp and Goettl Soar JackNotes: Summaries of Wisdom Fortunately, I worked for a remarkable Texas business, H-E-B Food Drugs, from 1980 to 2010 and retired early as an executive over their facilities management organization. H-E-B invests a great deal in training […]
I watched a video of two fourteen year old boys recently trying to use a 1970s vintage rotary dial phone without any instructions. It was hilarious. Hadn’t they ever seen an old movie video of anyone using a dial phone? Or watch an old episode of the Dynamic […]
Actor Mel Gibson explained to a BBC television audience in July 2020 how he had been blacklisted by Hollywood’s controlling monarchs in 2006. What he was about to reveal would at first bring a barrage of media fury labeling him a conspiratorist. Over time, much of what he […]
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One of my favorite watercolor and graphic design artists is Jill Vance Bukowski out of Hewitt, near Waco, Texas. I first met Jill–from Portales, New Mexico–in December of 1983. As the construction supervisor overseeing a new H-E-B Food-Drugs store we affectionately name “Challenger 7,” (it was the 7th […]
Born between 1946 and 1964, U.S. Baby Boomers are 73 million strong and by 2030 all will be at least 65 years old, according to the Census Bureau. _____________________________ BONUS: More Boomer memories.
You be the judge. ____________________________ For the record, Elvis was a Pepsi man. ______________________________ Famous people of all persuasions who have endorsed Coca-Cola include Marilyn Monroe, Ray Charles, Anita Bryant LeBron James, George Michael, 50 Cent, David Beckham, Paula Abdul, Cal Ripken, Kobe Bryant, Roger Clemens, Neil Diamond, […]
Hasbro has come to their senses and reversed their decision on Mr. Potato Head. After formally announcing the plastic toy would be gender neutral, the company received negative feedback and ridicule. In a tweet Hasbro said “Hold that Tot – your main spud, MR. POTATO HEAD isn’t going […]
Since 2019 I have consumed Coca-Cola products as much as I have watched TV news: just twice. One Coke in May 2020 (at a graduation party with no water available) and a Sprite in February 2021 (snow/ice storm caused water pipes breakage and outage in restaurant we were […]