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The Make Marketing Easy Podcast is a collection of interviews, stories, and ideas all focused on people who are selling and marketing. If you want to be a guest, click here and book a time.

Annie's Big Day!

June 1, 2014

My second daughter, Anne, graduated from the University of St. Thomas last weekend. It was a great day, we went out for a nice dinner at the Smack Shack in Minneapolis and it is fun for Jean and me to see our kids growing up. Anne will be going to Thailand in the Fall to…

My Mom

May 11, 2014

This is my mom, Mary, my sister, Patty, my brother, Marty and me.  We had a nice brunch at the Good Day Cafe in Golden Valley, Minnesota.  Great spot! My mom is a great lady who has done so much for all of us.  She’s creative, smart, authentic and persistent….traits that she passed on to…

Refill Guy

April 13, 2014

I am always amazed at how many times during the day I have the opportunity to refill things around me.  Sometimes it’s physical, often times mental and certainly spiritual. Physical things are easy and, while sometimes irritating, quickly accomplished.  Things like, the dogwood container is empty, the coffee maker water canister is running low, the…

Martin Ehlen – My Grandpa

April 1, 2014

My Grandpa Martin died when I was eight years old. I remember that the last time that I saw him was when we went to the hospital after I had fallen down on a fishing trip with my Dad and Brother and cut my side open. I had to have stitches so we went to…

Enjoy Life Each Day

March 9, 2014

Today I found out that a friend of mine passed away while on vacation with his wife doing what helped him enjoy life, riding his Harley. Tim was a kind person and I feel a loss for what his family must be going through. Tim was a bit older than me, but not by much.…

You are what you reach for….

December 28, 2013

I’ve come to this conclusion after much thought.  It’s pretty simple, yet complex at the same time.  Humbling.  Kind of like me. I’ve come to learn that throughout my life, as I find myself firmly planted in middle age, I am the sum total of the things that I’ve reached for.  Some good and some…