Be More in Baltimore


NACA National Convention

Be More in Baltimore

In a few weeks, several thousand college programmers, advisors, talent agents, bands, comedians, promotional product representatives, speakers, novelty entertainment companies and more will descend on the city of Baltimore for the annual NACA National Convention. Are you ready? If not, you may want to take some time to get ready. What does getting ready really […]

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Coming This Thursday: NILC Readathon

This article was originally posted on Amma Marfo’s blog.   The Goal: Raise money for the National Immigration Law Center, an organization exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants. At NILC, we believe that all people who live in the U.S.—regardless of their race, gender, immigration and/or economic status—should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. […]

Inspiration in Strange Places

We find inspiration in strange places and often when we least expect it. Of course one can get inspiration from listening to a Martin Luther King speech or a poignant political address. Some clearly found inspiration from the Million Women’s March or other rallies held around the globe. Believe it or not, I found inspiration […]

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The Real Deal

Several weeks ago we got an invitation to the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon with featured speaker Maria Stephanos. If you are not from New England or specifically from the Boston area, her name may not be familiar to you. She is a news anchor on channel 5 in Boston and has […]

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To resolve or not to resolve, that is the question.

Many years ago I made my very last New Year’s Resolution. Surprisingly I have actually stuck to it. You may be thinking it was to lose weight, be a better husband or father, be kinder to animals, or donate more to charity. While all of those are great, my resolution was to never make resolutions […]

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My Best Reads of 2016

This article was originally posted on Anna Marfo’s blog. Over sixty books this year. Whew. No time to review them all, but I did want to share a few recs for my most impactful and enjoyable reads. Click on each book for more about why it made the list, let me know what you enjoyed, and check out […]

Hey Santa Happy 40th

Nineteen Seventy-Six was a long time ago. There were no such things as micro aggressions, helicopter parents and not everyone carried or even had a cell phone. By the end of the year gas was a whopping 59 cents a gallon, the Dow Jones Industrial average ended the year at a paltry 1004. Back then […]

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My Best Laughs of 2016

This article was originally posted on Anna Marfo’s blog. The summer of 2016 brought me a silly but welcome challenge: writing a joke a day for 100 days as part of Elle Luna’s 100 Day Project. Despite being a prolific (if nothing else) writer, writing with the aim of humor has always proved to be a considerable, but always […]

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From “You Had to Be There” to “You Have to Hear This”

This article was originally posted on Anna Marfo’s blog. We’ve all said it, and I’m sure many of us have fallen victim to it. A friend, family member or colleague comes to us with a story they’re eager to tell. They start strong (or not, that happens to), but the story starts to fall apart as […]

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Laughter Through Tears, Laughter Through Fears

This article was originally posted on Anna Marfo’s blog.   My face still tight and salty with tears, trying to negotiate nearby luggage and an airport dinner of tacos and rice, I clumsily fired off a text: I just cried on a plane. Are we ever going to be funny again? It was Thursday, November 10th, […]