I’m Sweating Like A Pig

I walked into a customer's house today. "You smell hot", she says. I've never been told that before. I've never smelled "hot". Never thought about it, really. My first inclination was to sniff my armpits. Wouldn't we all when told we smell hot? So, I asked her, "Do I...

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Let’s Turn Up The Heat

As we look at the week ahead, the vibrations that I have felt are that people are bracing for the heat. I often wonder why we brace for heat. I'm always curious of this phenomenon and honestly, I'm guilty of it also. In the winter I complained it was too cold. I...

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The Water Bank

During the financial crisis, most of which I still don't understand completely because I don't think we got the whole story, the banks didn't have enough cash to pay all those loans they had out if all the loans went bad. That's an abbreviated version of the crisis,...

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Do You Know Your Rebel Type?

Have you ever considered yourself to be a rebel? There are many types of rebels. Rebels who go with the flow. Rebels who go against the grain. Are you the type of rebel with the confidence to walk down a dark alley? Or, perhaps you're a rebel in your field of work, an...

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Maple Rock This Weekend

I was at a hamburger joint this week and I did something I normally don't do. I decided to eat my hamburger there. I've always been a grab and go guy, but it was a nice evening and I decided to simply sit, have my burger, sip my milkshake and casually dip my fries in...

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Maple Rock Opens May 13th

Without further ado, Maple Rock Gardens opens Saturday, May 13th.   Wow!  What a crazy winter. I wondered if we were ever going to be able to open Maple Rock again. But we are. We are working hard to prepare the garden. It's kind of a funny process and, for me, it's...

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The Mysterious Tomato

For some reason I've never jumped on the bandwagon of really diving into growing tomatoes. The tomato is one of the most popular garden vegetables that anyone can grow. I say "vegetable" loosely because it's actually classified as a fruit, but that's a different...

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Spring is Slowly Springing

While Spring has sprung, it appears to be slowly springing. Oh my gosh! It's official. I am officially tired of rain. To solve my doomy, gloomy springless Spring, I took a walk through the nursery. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I'm going to hit you...

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