Be a Kid Again

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: There is something deliciously wonderful about being able to partake in childlike activities. Like making S’mores without having to be the responsible adult. You know what I mean, right? When there are kids around you have to put the marshmallows on the sticks. You have to dole out the chocolate…

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Fernando – Cibolo Moon

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I have been reflecting on all the little moments of excellence I have observed this week at the JW San Antonio. When I ask for directions, people come from behind their desks. In the gift shop, a lovely woman worked the upsell with a grandmotherly smile. Housekeeping leaves us sweet…

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JW Marriott – San Antonio

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I am participating in a large conference at the JW Marriott in San Antonio. The fact that we are here is lucky enough as we were supposed to be in Naples, FL and that Marriott property was severely damaged by Irma. The property is beautiful. Countless team members have proven…

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My Daddy

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Every year as Veteran’s Day rolls around, I am nostalgic. This is me with my father many decades ago. My father was not a Vet, but we lost him on Veterans Day in 2001. Tomorrow will be filled with memories, smiles and a few tears. My father was a good…

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Alma de Cuba

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. And sometimes it is made of chocolate. Covered in chocolate. Served with marshmallow matches. In a cinnamon cookie cover. Alma de Cuba is a Steven Starr restaurant in Philly. The Cuban music that plays while the website is open is intoxicating. Yet another…

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Beet Ginger Smoothie

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: If you are counting my Gold Stars, I am now at 35 days in a row. It hasn’t been easy and it definitely not pretty. To earn a Gold Star I have to exercise, meditate, and journal. Sunday I tried to convince myself that laundry was exercise. I looked myself…

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Jefferson Health

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Last winter I got the flu. The actual flu. Not the “flu” for a few days where you lose 5 lbs as a joyful by-product, but the knock-down, can’t move, hair hurts, pray someone will smother you with your pillow flu. Then I got walking pneumonia. I had not had…

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Gyu-Kaku

Thoughts From The Coffee Table: By now you probably suspect that I like to eat out. Just a little. Gyu-Kaku is one of those places where you cook your own food at the table. If you walk by at dinner, the smells will drive you crazy. And yet I have never sat in the dining…

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