ridingthedime|small talk

Small Talk: The Conversation Gift that Grows

Small talk has gotten a bad reputation.  Folks dismiss small talk as throwaway conversation that doesn’t matter.  Not true.  Small talk is the logical first step.  Think back to how you met your good friends.  To how the conversation began.  Was it life-changing?  Do you remember every word?  Probably not.  Small talk is the beginning… Read more…

oh henry|ridingthedime

Oh, Henry: A Puppy Tail of Minor Proportions

At 8.6 pounds, he’s easy enough to tuck under an arm. Downy soft, he’s considered a lemon as his coat is a mixture of caramel and cream. His eyes are no longer blue, migrating through green to a lovely soft hazel. His ears are long and velvety and his toes are still soft and pink.… Read more…