Monthly Archives: September 2011

Irrational Brand Loyalty

As I eat my mid-morning snack (Jif on a spoon), I recall the first spring break that I visited my Dad in his new apartment and he had the gall to make me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with … Continue reading

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Smooth Sailing – Surviving a Seven Night Cruise

I just returned from an eight-day, seven-friend, four-island cruise through the Western Caribbean on the Carnival Legend; and a week later I’m still suffering the lingering havoc that multi-course meals, endless sun, and sixteen smuggled-in bottles of wine can wreak … Continue reading

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Stuff Frequent Travelers Wish We Knew

Over the shouts of, “Shoes off! Laptops out! No liquids!” from our TSA buddies, you can sometimes hear the under-breath rants of disgruntled travelers admonishing the woman with a ginormous tube of self-tanner or the gentleman with three pockets full … Continue reading

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