Life in a Cabaret

The art of cabaret performance is a very intimate one.  It’s distinctly different from musical theatre, or a concert in that the performer is only a few feet from the audience in a very intimate setting. The word and descriptions of cabaret are derived from the French word meaning “wine cellar” to describe the small room where this form of entertainment… Read more →

Adding Links to Your YouTube Videos

Creating links in your YouTube videos used to be done with “annotations” but Google did away with it as of this past May.  Reason being is, they have never worked on mobile devices, so links were never seen by mobile viewers.  As mobile viewers become more popular, the annotations editor was removed.  That means no future annotations will be available,… Read more →

Why We Are Thankful

In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England with 102 passengers, lured by the promise of prosperity, freedom of religion and land ownership in the New World.  They were looking to reach the mouth of the Hudson River, but after 66 treacherous days, they dropped anchor near the tip of Cape Cod, far north of of… Read more →

The Scary Truth About Halloween

The ancient Celtics celebrated their new year on November 1. They called this Samhain (pronounced sow-in) and it marked the end of the harvest season for Celtic farmers.  They believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead were more undefined so to provide the best chance of surviving a… Read more →

The Origin of “Boo”

Take a deep breath through your nose and keep your lips together.  Now exhale out of your mouth and listen to the sound you make as your breath escapes betwixt your parted lips.  It sounds pretty darn close to the word, “Boo”, doesn’t it? We humans have been saying “boo” for nearly five centuries. Perhaps because it’s one of the easiest… Read more →

Remembering Those Who Labored

Those Who Made America As we come to celebrate the end-of-summer three-day weekend, let us pause to reflect on why we celebrate Labor Day. Labor Day is observed on the first Monday in September and has come to symbolize the end of summer for many Americans.  Many celebrate with parties, parades and athletic events, but it’s origins come from the… Read more →

4 Marketing Ideas for the Fourth of July

Have your cake and eat it too!  Celebrate by thinking of some celebratory offers for customers to generate new revenue this Fourth of July!  Here are four simple marketing ideas to so celebrate this historic holiday and also increase sales this Fourth of July: Get Social!  Offer discounts to patriotic selfies from your customers that tag your business on social media… Read more →

Resolved: A Story of Independence

The Revolutionary War began with small battles in April of 1775.  At that time, only a few colonists desired complete independence from Great Britain and those who did want complete separation were considered radical.  In early 1776, publisher Thomas Paine expressed revolutionary sentiments in his best selling pamphlet, “Common Sense”.   This added to the growing resentment of British rule, leading… Read more →

Doing for Dad

Here’s to the guy that introduced us to the wonders of our world; the men that bounced us on their laps. Here’s to the dads who taught us to throw a ball and then “suck it up and be tough” when that ball smacked us in the nose. Mothers Helping Fathers Father’s Day was first celebrated in our nation on June… Read more →

SCAM ALERT: 9740 Directories

In 2014, a GoDaddy phishing spam started showing up in people’s inboxes stating “Your account contains more than 9740 directories and may pose a potential performance risk to the server.”  It then asks to reduce the number of directories for your account to prevent account deactivation.  It provides a link to click on to resolve the issue.  Today, it appears to come from… Read more →