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Connections That Have Stood the Test of Time

November 6, 2014

I graduated from Mayo High School in Rochester, Minnesota in June of 1984. The three guys with me above were my friends from grade school and we share many great memories together and still stay in touch via text, Facebook and occasional personal visits. In the photo above from left to right they are: Me,…

When Will the Millennials Get Out and Vote?

November 4, 2014

I am the father of four children that are defined as “Millennials.” All are of legal voting age and not one of them was planning to vote in today’s elections. This makes me sad, frustrated and confused all at the same time. I’m not mad at them or anything like that, just more curious about…

How Kickstarter Changed My Sister

November 1, 2014

Kickstarter is a crowd-funding platform to help entrepreneurs fund the start-up of their businesses. At least that’s what I thought it was until my sister, Patty Post, began a Kickstarter campaign on October 2, 2014 and ended it today, November 1, 2014. What I learned from watching my baby sister participate in this program is…

Five Pounds of Fun with Peter Taunton!

October 13, 2014

“Five pounds of fun” is a way of thinking about diet and fitness. To me, it is another way of saying my wife’s mantra, “everything in moderation.” I learned this saying from my friend, Peter Taunton, this weekend while my son Ben and I were his guests for a pheasant hunting trip at Sutton Bay…

A Twist on Mary's Scrambled Eggs

October 5, 2014

Growing up, one of my favorite weekend breakfast dishes was my Mom’s (Mary) scrambled eggs. Mary made her scrambled eggs by first dicing several slices of bacon, frying these pieces in a pan and then scrambling it all together right in the same pan. This way of eating the eggs and bacon together was an…

How Audi Lost a Sale and Maybe a Customer

October 4, 2014

I was informed by the Audi salesperson that the A6 is the largest selling luxury sedan in the United States. He seemed proud of this and was perhaps using this data as a means to make me feel smart because I already own one. Unfortunately, the interaction between he and his service department caused me…