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The end of an era?

A favorite Disney character that goes everywhere i go, for a specific reason – love, Ohana.

The end of an era?

Asked our Son two days ago on our weekly touch-base call, “What would you think if i stopped blogging?”

He said, “It would feel like the end of an era.”

An era usually implies a long run with something that has been a fabric of everyday life.

After 11 years without missing a day, perhaps it would be the end of an era.

The script getting whispered during the daily two-hour writing commitment is, “This blogging is keeping you from finishing your Disney business books.”

If there was no job nor income to worry about and i could do anything, i’d start every single day by writing, just like the past 4,000+ mornings.

And now there’s a new script, thanks to our Son two days ago, “Of course you can do them both. You can blog like normal AND finish your first book about Disney Customer Service.”

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One Question A Day?

The art of struggling

Study something, teach it to a kid, learn, revise, repeat until it’s easy to teach a kid.

The art of struggling.

We all struggle.

From big goals.

From neglect.

From success.

From fear.

Should i continue writing five daily, differently-themed blog posts?

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Dear Son

Over 15,000 blog posts seems exaggerated

Prolific blogging
For the five main blogs, this was yesterday’s cumulative total.

 

Three days ago (April Fools Day 2017) i shared that 14.6k blog posts have been written.

What i didn’t factor in was the actual total for the five main sites. i calculated only the posts since April Fools Day 2009.

i also didn’t factor in the posts from other websites i own, and occasionally blog at.

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Dear Son

Bring back short and pithy

Jewish saying
Do your best.

 

Bring back short and pithy.

It’s harder than it looks.

There’s a saying that goes like this…

“Sorry, I wanted to write you a shorter letter but didn’t have time.”

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Dear Son

The 10AM Friday arrival became the 3PM arrival

Kitchen countertop replacement
Yesterday afternoon.

 

Kitchen countertop replacement
The “before” photo.

 

home improvement crew
Reminded me of the pre-parenting days when we had Disney parties. Yard became a parking lot.

 

The 10AM Friday arrival became the 3PM arrival.

There may be others at Disney who work harder than my wife Cheryl, but i don’t know who they are. Possibly George Kalogridis.

Cheryl took the day off to be available and facilitate granite countertop replacement in three rooms.

The laminated kitchen and bathroom countertops were 25 years old. Still in decent shape, but we agreed life is short and an upgrade would be a treat. We don’t indulge in many treats.

The five-person crew left after 9:00 PM.

They were amazing, to say the least.

Marlon was a construction friend referral as well as a Disney-approved installer for Resort Operations.

We felt a special, unspoken “Disney-expectations” bond. Craftsmanship. Professionalism. Courtesy.

Cheryl got them Publix subs for dinner.

She dug out the Keurig coffee maker we no longer use and also found the unused gourmet coffee.

She wowed them in typical Disney fashion.

Maybe i did too.

i got to spend 30-minutes relaxing with them as we waited for the stone delivery. Not many homeowners would pull up a seat on the concrete driveway after offering them the patio chairs. We all sat on the ground.

All are fathers. All would prefer to be home on a Friday evening.

One employee was out for days with an injury. Another had a death in the family. They had three jobs scheduled for yesterday and had to cancel two.

Marlon was clear that i understood the small business challenges and crystal clear on my gratitude too.

PS. Hey, did i mention the blogging thing? Just kidding.

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