Tag Archives: hospitality

3 Lessons Learned from A Glorious Failure


I had enjoyed the weekend with a house full of guests and a big activity scheduled each day for four straight days. But by Monday, I felt like the guy strutting around in a tailored tux only to discover his … Continue reading

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How to Strengthen Ties with Family and Friends During the Holidays


Ah, the holiday season is full upon us with one down and three to go. Haunting Halloween. Done! Happy Thanksgiving. Almost done! Merry Christmas. Just a smidgeon over a month away. Happy New Year. I’ll see your smidgeon plus one … Continue reading

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4 Helpful Hospitality Hints


Have you ever visited a small town diner where a few guys sat at the bar? The door opens, you step inside, and every head turns your direction. No one smiles. Cue up banjo music from Deliverance. How do you … Continue reading

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McCarville’s Team Luau! Wet Coconut Contest Tonight


The sign read: McCarville’s Team Luau! Wet Coconut Contest Tonight. I’d passed the shelter multiple times, read the sign, saw people milling about, and became curious (imagine that!). After two days, my initial caution surrendered to curiosity and I headed … Continue reading

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2 Sentences You Don’t Want to Hear … Together!


I forget most of the conversation between a trout fisherman and me, but I remember two sentences quite well. He said, “I’m pissed.” Then he said, “I’ve got a pistol.” Oh, great! A pissed-off, pistol-packing person. Now how am I … Continue reading

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