January 6, 2011
Photo by Howard Reed
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It's time we woke up to some good news in the morning.
I get a chance to travel around the country a good bit — speaking to various groups who at least pretend to enjoy what I have to say. I almost always enjoy the events and I especially enjoy meeting the folks who attend. Usually my only task is make to folks laugh — something I truly enjoy doing. But once in a great while the job takes a little bit of a serious turn, and sometimes I am asked to speak on a particular subject. I actually have to prepare for these gigs.
If you ever find yourself in need of a good conversation starter, just throw out those two tried and true words, “Remember when?” Tack the phrase “we used to” onto it and you can talk for hours — at least if you are with folks who are astute enough to remember the things they used to do.