Don’t say “Thank You” until the end.

My friend, the very smart BIFF LEVY, Esq. travels a lot to China and other points beyond.  He noticed this column in the Financial Times by DAVID TANG, a Chinese enterpreneur — and an “Agony Uncle” columnist.  Biff explained that in China, advice columnists are considered “Agony Aunts” — hence, David Tang’s carved out an…

Mark Zuckerberg’s daily thank you.

My mother sent me this email today — I wonder how Mark Zuckerberg’s practise of writing a daily ‘thank you’ changed his perspective on things?  And if that feeling of spreading gratitude helped inspire him to make that huge dollar gift he promised after his child was born? *** This is my mother’s note: I…

Housebound but still writing.

My friend Gloria Shepard fell and hasn’t been able to get out for a few months… but she’s well enough now that she’s able to get back to her correspondence, and I got this copy of the “ROXBURY VIEWS” with a faded photo of the two “Glorias” — GLORIA SHEPARD on the left and GLORIA…

Daddy and the city Dump.

When I saw this cartoon of the dog, MARMADUKE, happily bounding into the City Dump — it reminded me of how when we were kids, my father would bundle us into the block-long station wagon for a trip to that marvelous place.  I wrote him a quick note with the cartoon … and hope it…

“Come alive & do that.”

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.  Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that.” Letter-writing is ‘what makes me come alive’. I’m trying to figure out how to take my message out big-time. A book? You-Tube videos? TED conference? I know one thing:  When I send a letter, I make the world a little…

“The Gratitude Meter” from Oprah’s favorites.

https://skyofbluecards.com/shop/letterbox/four-seasons/ A great present — for someone who writes cards on a regular basis — could be this “LETTER BOX”. I haven’t ordered one — but I’m thinking of whom might be a worthy recipient. Love that it’s a gift option! Please Share

“Trumbo”.

Producer Jay Roach, who directed “Austin Powers” and “Meet the Parents” — now turns his attention to “TRUMBO”.  A Holllywood screenwriter who is played by Bryan Cranston … and utterly refused to sell out to the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 50’s. I’m going to look out for the show on HBO….. and of course,…