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By Kelmscott Communications on 12/22/2016 7:00 AM

It had been a long time since I thought about giving a theatrical performance: the lights, the stage, the audience. But that changed recently when my oldest daughter was bitten by the acting bug. Suddenly, I was tossed back into the world of theater, and now I am looking at it from a new perspective. In preparation for her roles, we work together on diction, facial expressions, and eye contact.

By Kelmscott Communications on 12/15/2016 7:00 AM

Recently, our family tried something new. Instead of our usual daycare, we hired a babysitter. Enter Allison. Allison is in college. She drives a car. She has a tattoo. In short, Allison is cool. The kids loved her because she “got” them. She listened to their favorite musical artists and also introduced them to new music. They played fun (mom-approved) apps on Allison’s phone. She focused on the kids’ interests. Essentially, she was relevant. As a result, the kids trusted her to be their expert in music and all things cool. 

By Kelmscott Communications on 12/7/2016 6:00 PM

Reflecting back on the World Cup this past year, seemingly everyone jumped on the bandwagon and became an overnight soccer fan. In the United States, soccer (futbol) does not have the enormous fan base or the notoriety it has in the rest of the world, yet a few weeks ago over 25 million people tuned in to watch the United States play Portugal. Crazy!  

By Kelmscott Communications on 11/30/2016 6:00 PM
I was speaking with my doctor recently, a man for whom I have a tremendous amount of respect. He referred me to see a specialist about some allergies I’ve been struggling with. When I told him this specialist had a policy that required patients to pay upfront and then get reimbursed by insurance after the fact he chafed! He said, “Whatever happened to helping people first and taking care of the payment after the fact?”