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January 5, 2019

"A goal without a plan is just a wish."  -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

At the beginning of 2018 I set a list of intentions for Paper Perennial.  Along with thousands of other people at the beginning of the year, I made goals for improvement.  What happened to those goals? I...

June 10, 2018

I met Eberley and Darrin early in 2016 at a McDonald's in Volo, IL.  When meeting clients face to face, I like to meet in a mutually agreed upon location, preferably one with food available.  Starbucks, Barnes and Noble, Panera, anywhere is fine with me as long as they...

April 12, 2018

"Every life a legacy, every small business a school." - Michael E. Gerber

When I was growing up, I didn't see a lot of my father.  He was often gone in the mornings before my brother and I left for school, and didn't come home until 7:00 or even 8:00 at night.  Saturday...

March 12, 2018

Saturday afternoon I was sitting at my kitchen table eating leftover fettuccine alfredo from Maggiano's the previous night when I received this text from my best friend Whitney.

As I stared at my phone in mute disbelief looking at the beautiful pictures on