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Who Remembers YOU??? - 05/26/09 07:11 AM
I was inspired by a documentary on TV last night that showcased the life of Harlan Ellison, the writer of the original Star Trek series. His openness is profound - expressed both in anger and wisdom - so I started a little research. I found this quote: "Like the wind crying endlessly through the universe, Time carries away the names and the deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we are, all that remains, is in the memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment." This provoking quote (on Memorial Day, no less) began an expanding thought process about (5 comments)
Rejoice in the lessons of Memorial Day - 05/25/09 09:49 AM
When people are serving, life is no longer meaningless. John Gardner Today, we honor those that gave the ultimate service to others. Not only do we take time to recognize their sacrifice and offer encouragement to those families that live on without those that we love...but we also can take what they have offered us and apply it to our every day approach to daily life. Countless famous people have told us of the virtues of service. Albert Swchweitzer said, "I don't know what your destiny will be but one thing I do know, the only ones among you who will (4 comments)
Gardening promotes wisdom - 05/24/09 12:25 PM
One of the habits that I inherited from my father is the wisdom of keeping a garden. Although my garden is tiny compared to average and super-teeny-weeny compared to the one kept by my parents, it still provides something for me that is hard to describe. Sure, it is wonderful to taste the "fruit of my labor" with fresh tomatoes, basil and other culinary delights. But there is more to the experience than can be tasted in the mouth when it is eaten. (BTW: The pic on the right is actually the first little grape tomatoes formed in my garden on (58 comments)
5th Annual Wine and Food Week 2009The Woodlands, TexasTuesday May 26th - Sunday, May 31stWith more than 40 events scheduled throughout the week, there is truly "something for everyone". This blog does not have enough space to cover all the events, so you are encouraged to visit www.WineandFoodWeek.com to learn more.From seminars led by Wine Wizard, Lettie Teague to a Kidz R Cooking event in The Woodlands Mall on Saturday - you need to get your tickets ahead of time to assure the available of the particular fun event that is perfect for you and your friends/family.The best place to (0 comments)
Learn from Other Agents to "Profit From Technology" - 05/18/09 05:21 AM
You can profit from this book. So don't waste any time! This is a LIMITED TIME OFFER!!! (I'll tell you about the limited aspect of this offer later in this post.) Really, I know that sounds like a "come on". You have been in this business. You've seen all the scams and schemes being used to sell something to real estate agents. If I can convince you that this offer is legitimate, would you be willing to spend $19.95 to learn from nine of your fellow agents? These agents are sharing - no holds barred - what they have learned about (50 comments)
Sellers should demand - "Show me that you can write" - 05/16/09 01:21 PM
If you spend any time looking at the MLS, you know that many agents can't spell - much less craft a complete sentence or an accurate description of property they have listed. Sellers have every right to demand that a prospective agent submit writing samples. After all, the listing agent is applying for the position of "Marketing Manager" for the seller. Any marketing manager understands the importance of writing clear descriptions that call potential buyers to sit up and notice. Since 87% of today's real estate buyers cruise the internet prior to contacting an agent (according to NAR's statistics), we can (6 comments)
Mom's Legacy - God Grant Us Peace - 05/10/09 06:57 PM
When I read Joe Pryor's tribute to his Mom, I was struck by the similarities of our experience. Just before his Mother's passing, he came to Houston to see his Mom in the hosptal. I live near The Woodlands, just north of Houston, and was in Oklahoma City at the time he visited here. You see, my Mom passed on December 24, 2008 and her funeral was on the 27th - the day that Joe lost his Mom. The serendipity was so remarkable, it prompted me to share something with my Active Rain family that is deeply personal and is a tribute (4 comments)
How does an economist become an expert??? - 05/07/09 06:25 PM
I just have a few minutes before I leave for an appointment, but I was reading a backlog of email when I came across this post in the Houston Business Journal: Economist: ‘Free-fall is over' Since I always love good news and share it with my client base, I hopped over to the website to see what the article used to support the claim of economic recovery. Both real estate buyers and sellers around The Woodlands love to hear some good news. When I got to the last paragraph of the article where it predicted the price of oil (an important (2 comments)
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