Ben Franklin once said, “There’s plenty of time to sleep when you die.” I think he was right. Life is short. Real short. A recent visit to one of our client’s senior living retirement communities made that apparent. I was there at the end of the day for a photoshoot. It was dinner time at the retirement community. Everyone was...

I just returned from The PGA Show. It was a lot like The PGA Show of 2004. And 2003. And 2002. There were fewer booths. And fewer people. But, mostly, it was the same. In fact, of all the interactions I had at the show, the single most memorable had nothing to do with it. It occurred at our hotel...

It’s December and Christmas trees are going up all over the country. My street is riddled with wreaths, lights, Moravian stars and an occasional manger scene. And I’ve discovered you can tell a lot about a person by his or her Christmas décor. My neighbors have outlined their entire home in white lights. It’s not gaudy, but after dark, it...

I’m happy to report that we at WilsonMcGuire Creative just completed our first year in business. To celebrate, we took our small staff to San Francisco to attend Adweek’s Creative Seminar. We heard some great speakers, had some fabulous meals and met some of the legends in our business. But I was much more intrigued by what went on outside...

We humans are amazingly egotistical. We think we can control everything. We think we can make our plans, formulate our strategy and predict our futures. We arrogantly assume that we can decide when to marry, when to have children, when to travel and when to retire. So we save our money, plan for retirement and insure ourselves into virtual invincibility....

I’ve always been a fan of Independence Day. It’s a great holiday requiring nothing more than family, friends and a good grill. No gifts are exchanged. No one person takes precedence over another. It’s just a great opportunity to be thankful for this country and all the freedoms we enjoy within it. I, for one, think the best part of...

When I was a kid, my parents were kind enough to encourage my artistic talents through weekly art lessons. As we lived in a small town in Alabama, this was no easy feat. My mom drove me to classes in the nearest “city,” half an hour away. I loved those lessons because I got 2 hours to devote single pointed...

I didn’t write Christmas cards this year. I was too busy working, In fact, I was lucky to have toys for my kids on Christmas Eve. But I’m not complaining. WilsonMcGuire Creative is off to a great start. While many shops are faltering, we’re burning the midnight oil. One reason we’re so busy is because there aren’t many of us....