Dad’s Valentine’s Day Memories

Posted on January 19, 2012 by R.J. Foster, Once upon a time, I was an occasional guest-columnist for the Appleton Post-Crescent.  In February of 2008, I wrote the following piece about Valentine’s Day.  I realize my “little girls” are a wee bit beyond exchanging...

Networking…cruisin’ or crashin’?

More and more, I hear small business owners say, “I’ve tried lots of networking groups, but none of them work for me.”  To me, that’s like saying, “I’ve tried lots of cars, but I never get where I want to go.”  I wonder if maybe, it’s not the car. Do you...

Inappropriate “jesters”

Posted on November 23, 2011 by R.J. Foster For as long as we’ve lived in the Fox Valley, my family has enjoyed the Appleton Christmas Parade.  This year, we decided to watch the parade from home on TV.  Setting aside the fact that the “color commentary” was about as...

Santa Claus: magic or magical-message?

Posted on December 18, 2010 by R.J. Foster I’ve never met Santa Claus, not as far as I know. Yet I feel like I know him.  How is that so? He doesn’t run ads on radio or TV. He’s not on the LinkedIn, the Twitter, or FB. Still he’s known everywhere,...

A word’s worth…

Posted on February 16, 2010 by R.J. Foster, At a presentation I gave last week, someone asked me how I would respond to the statement, “a picture’s worth a thousand words.”  It’s a fair question, I suppose, given that I’m a word-guy.  I mean, I’m not “anti-graphics.” ...