advertising, Apple picking, autumn, fall, Family, Farm Stands, Food, Massachusetts, Nature, parenting

Apple Picking Etiquette

Eating the apple in Eden isn’t the only apple-based crime. After a recent trip to three orchards, I witnessed a dire need for a course on Apple Picking Etiquette. And so I present my list of the Top 10 "Don'ts" About Apple Picking.

brain4rent, humor, ideas, Life Lessons, Uncategorized

Hold On to Your Dreams or Give Them Up, As Needed

Have you lived through the experience of giving up on a dream? If so, how/when did you decide to pull the plug, to resort to Plan B, to fall back on the safety net? And, do you regret that choice?

Dream interpretation, ideas, Life Lessons, photography, Uncategorized

Dream A Little Dream of Me – Dream Analysis through the Years

Last night I dreamt about: A billboard for hookers, naked Bill Cosby with a summer reading list, crashing a beauty pageant, pursuing my own TV show co-hosted with my tap dancing friend Betty Chambers, the cacophony of everybody singing different songs at the same time, and a slinky black dress worn over a Kelly green tee shirt.

Corn, Facebook, Family, Farm Stands, Flowers, Food, ideas, Life Lessons, marketing genius, Massachusetts, media, Nature, Summer, Uncategorized

Lend Me Your Ear (Where to Find the Best Corn)

The exact varieties of corn the Barker’s plant are a secret. But on April 15 every year they start to plant four or so different versions of butter and sugar corn (yellow and white kernels on the same ear). The different types allow for earlier and later harvests to span a long season.

Arts, Flowers, ideas, Life Lessons, LinkedIn, Massachusetts, Nature, Summer, Uncategorized

A Photographic Ode to Summer’s Gift of Flowers

“In summer, the song sings itself.” ~William Carlos Williams

Arts, Boston, branding, Family, ideas, Life Lessons, LinkedIn, marketing genius, Massachusetts, Uncategorized

Hey Art, Where for Art Thou? The Collaborative Effort to Put Massachusetts on the Art Map

Boston isn’t known as a mecca for buyers in the art world; on the contrary, I hear more and more how buyers go straight to New York for art and forgo the fine galleries right here in their own city. This leaves most of the galleries in Boston high and dry as far as making a living is concerned. This is a gosh-darned shame considering the quality and dedication of the city’s artists.