The Year of the Gold Star

Thoughts From the Coffee Table:  365 days later. 346 out of 365 puffy gold stars. And a lifetime of lessons. Last year on October 5 I made a decision. Although I had been working on such things like daily meditation, exercise and journaling, I wasn’t consistent. Upon reflection I recognized that on days that I…

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One Ringy Dingy…

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: 867-5309. 4 little numbers that changed so much. I feel sorry for Jenny and am fairly sure she had to change her number. In my book “Tell Me More” I’ve inserted a test. One of my protagonists shows a slide in a presentation, urging the participants to text the words…

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#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Remember getting a lollipop from the doctor after you got a shot? Or perhaps ice cream if the experience was especially traumatic, like when I refused to swallow pills and had to get a penicillin shot. Ouch. The treat didn’t help the process, but it had a very positive impact…

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The Recipe for Love

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: There is a reason that some recipes stand the test of time. They are dependable and satisfying. Twice a year I get sucked into the vortex of the Hallmark Channel. Yep, I admit it. Flagrantly sappy love stories that put a romance novel into 2 hours. Wait, I’m sorry. We…

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Soup for You!

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: If executed properly, a loss leader can be a valuable sales strategy. After all, getting a person in your door (or to your website) is the first hurdle of sales. A successful small purchase, something free in hand, greases the wheel and wallet. With all the rich history in Philly,…

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