Posts Tagged ‘car’

Hunkered Down

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

With the east coast recovering from the overnight devastation of Hurricane Sandy, I have much compassion for residents’ plight. Prior to moving to Houston in 1998, I seldom thought about hurricanes. Since then we’ve dealt with three massive storms. In June 2000, Tropical Storm Allison stalled and dumped 35 inches of rain – flooding downtown […]

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Peaceful Surroundings

Monday, September 24th, 2012

For 15 years, I traveled to Houston to produce games at the Astrodome, Rice Stadium and other venues. My journeys consisted of landing at Hobby Airport, renting a car and driving toward the Medical Center. To me, Houston was a lot of concrete, traffic and tall buildings. So when I received a call in 1998 […]

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Figure This

Friday, August 24th, 2012

During our Florida trip a few weeks ago, we stayed at a condo near Melbourne with a beautiful view of the Atlantic. Of course, since we commuted four times that week back to Orlando to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, our beach time was limited. Time on the road, however, was lengthy – 72 […]

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Lessons Learned – #9

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Continuing to count down the Top 10 things I learned during 2011: Slow Improvement – In the spring I participated as a mystery shopper by reviewing a car wash. After a 30-minute undercover investigation, I spent an hour-and-a-half completing the online report about quality, appearance and customer interaction. Compensation? Reimbursement for the $12 wash. Interestingly, […]

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Like a Rock

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

‘Giddyup giddyup 409’… ‘And good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye’… ‘I remember when rock was young’… ‘We’re going racing in the streets’… ‘Baby you’re much too fast.’ These lyrics are from songs – by The Beach Boys, Don McLean, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and Prince – that pay tribute to a manufacturing icon: […]

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