October 28, 2019

Cedar Rapids?  Fort Wayne? Green Bay?  

Yes, I travel more weeks than not, often visiting multiple cities in one week, so I have had these moments. ;-)

I'll even admit there have been mornings when I've awakened unsure of where I was.  

But, as with ma...

May 6, 2019

A few weeks ago, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned down.  

I watched it live on the news, and although I'd never been there, I felt a sense of loss.  

It is an iconic landmark, but it was also so much more than that to millions of people for (literally) centuries....

February 11, 2019

People frequently comment on my procedures, my "rules"; the general way I do things.    I like to think my instructions are very clear but not over-the-top.  

Yes, I ask that you handle things exactly the way I lay it out.

If this is a problem for you, fo...

December 28, 2018

First: I deeply appreciate everyone who reads my blog.  I mean that.  

Most especially I thank those whom I've never met who take time to get to know me through my writing prior to a date.  This almost always leads to a better-than-average first meeting, which...

October 9, 2018

Yes, dear readers, I'm about to discuss some common assumptions I hear/encounter.  

#1 "Since you only work daytime hours, you must go out at night a lot!"

Big sigh here.... No, I'm not a partying or socializing type.  Even if I were, though, I just don't have the t...

March 16, 2018

Up until this year, I'd been driving to more than 90% of my tour destinations.  Some of my longer-distance drives had begun to take their toll, so I've been changing things up by cutting out a couple entirely, and looking for good deals on airfare for others.  But I'm...

February 28, 2018

I meet quite a few first-timers and inexperienced gentlemen who naturally do not automatically understand that there's a difference between what are acceptable topics and questions in a "normal" social setting versus chatting in this realm.  

When someone...

May 31, 2017

It begins with a kiss…..Do you remember The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) by Betty Everett? Well, I do! Perhaps I listened to it too many times when young

December 30, 2016

For all my friends both present and future, 

This is how I internally respond to potential clients who, when informed of my hours or policies, then ask me "What do you mean?" 

Why?  Because that just sounds silly to me.  

Examples: "What do you mean, you need my...

June 17, 2016

Hello again to all my friends and fans,

Very little makes me feel more "put on the spot" or as though I've just been forced to do karaoke, than someone saying that to me.  It honestly feels very interview-like.  

Which isn't something I particularly enjoy. Trust me,...

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