Listen2TheMusic

It was probably 2003 and I was working at BusinessVoice in Toledo, Ohio. I had one of those little desk calendars with quotes on it, and while I can't remember who said it, I clearly recall the daily message saying "The problem with life is there's no soundtrack." It's an observation that has stayed with me throughout my days...most things are better with music.

In fact, I'm writing this month's Seed with my own "soundtrack" playing in the background.

One Way2Go

“I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream.”

That might have been the first food marketing campaign in the history of America (or not).

Over the summer, I was thinking about how I order ice cream. When I’m in line, I think about all the different flavors and options and rattle around the possibilities in my tempted brain. Fruity goodness. Chocolate-chunky creaminess. Strawberry mixed with those bright red little pieces. Tropical coconut varieties. My mind bounces around as the line shortens.

Made2Order

“Feed me.”

One of the best meals I’ve ever had was in D.C. at a tapas restaurant. It was late in the evening and the kitchen was about to close. My friends and I simply requested the staff “bring us what you want”. The chef whipped up an amazing array of small plates with all kinds of tastes, textures, and flavors. We tried them all and were blown away. It was so good. And the meal was a memory.

Let the creative people create.

Outside Advice2Guide You

Proximity breeds repeat patterns.

It seems the closer we get to something, the more we accept it and just move into a routine. Some routines can be good; they can produce fruit that helps us grow and develop. Others trap us into a false sense of comfort. How do you know the difference?

August 2015

Getting2Comfortable

A lot of people think those of us who are outgoing simply arrive that way.

Perhaps there are people in this world who just embrace a social setting, completely feel at ease, and can naturally even "take over" the room.