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The Art of Excuses: Lesson 1

February 22, 2013

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If January is the time for setting New Year’s resolutions, February is the time for spinning our failure to reach those resolutions. All February long people keep asking you about January’s public proclamation to lose weight, write a book, or stop making public proclamations. Now is the time for excuses. If you’re an excuse rookie […]

Situations When It’s Better to Give than Receive

October 10, 2012

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At Christmas time, Mom was always fond of reminding us “It’s better to give than to receive,” but we always disagreed. With a bit more life experience I’ve realized Mom was onto something and there are in fact multiples instances when it’s far better to give than to receive. It’s better to give _____ than […]

Dear Good Greatsby: Babysitter or Baby Sicker

August 8, 2012

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Today’s question comes from Heather at Beaches & Peaches. Heather: I have a baby, and yesterday the babysitter for this baby showed up very sick. How do you deal with this situation? I pretended to walk a block and then came back in the apartment and told her I’d acted too soon, and actually wasn’t […]

Easing Others into Emotional Bankruptcy

February 6, 2012

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There’s an art to managing relationships and confrontation. In the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen Covey talks about an emotional bank account requiring us to make deposits with people before we can make withdrawals. This section of the book has always meant a lot to me because it was the […]

Dear Good Greatsby: Do You Ever Worry About Losing Your Awesome Looks?

December 14, 2011

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Dear Good Greatsby Do you ever worry about getting old or losing your awesome looks? What do you think about the men and women who obsess about it? kathrinjapan   Dear kathinjapan, The only time I ever worry about losing my looks is when I’m awake. The topic rarely enters my dreams because no matter […]

Interview Dos and Don’ts

December 6, 2011

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In this tough job market, you’re lucky just to get an interview, and it’s essential that you carefully prepare ahead of time by reviewing a list of Dos and Don’ts so you don’t make a huge interview faux pas that might cost you the job. Here’s a list I always review ahead of any job […]

Dear Good Greatsby: Greatsby’s Homemade Gift Ideas

November 30, 2011

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Today’s seasonal question comes from She’s a Maineiac, who seeks suggestions for Christmas on a budget. Dear Good Greatsby, Money is tight this holiday season, yet my kids are still expecting lots of expensive gifts. I’ve been out exhaustively hunting for great deals, but I’m fresh out of pepper spray. How can I convice them […]

Turning Thanksgiving into Thanksreceiving

November 23, 2011

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When your friends and family gather for Thanksgiving and list their blessings, make sure and remind everyone they should be especially thankful for you. Are You too Impressive? If you’re anything like me, you’re a tremendously impressive person, and part of what makes you impressive is your deep humility preventing you from bringing your accomplishments […]

Dear Good Greatsby: What’s on Your Bucket List?

November 16, 2011

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The Average Person wondered about my list of things I still wanted to do before death.  I was assisted in answering her question by my personal assistant Ken, who took time from his busy schedule of not having a girlfriend. Dear Good Greatsby, Having had a lucky escape, I decided to write a bucket List. […]

The Good Greatsby’s Tips for Getting Your Spouse’s Attention

November 10, 2011

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In yesterday’s post, Muy Caliente! Tips for Adding Spice to Your Marriage, I responded to an article outlining methods to add some excitement to your marriage.  Today I’d like to suggest some of my own time-tested methods for keeping Mrs. Good Greatsby interested in yours truly. #1 Leave each other notes around the house from […]

Muy Caliente! Tips for Adding Spice to Your Marriage

November 9, 2011

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A friend sent me an article on 7 Ways to Spice Up Your Marriage with the suggestion it might make a good blog post, although it’s also possible she sent it at my wife’s request. My wife and I don’t need any help in the spice department.  If anything, my marriage has too much spice.  […]

Dear Good Greatsby Reveals His Fake-itude

November 2, 2011

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And today’s question comes from The Daily Retort‘s Tor Constantino, who seems to be skeptical of the authenticity of The Good Greatsby’s glasses. Dear G2, Are those prescription glasses you wear in your photos or are they simply the fakey fashion kind to make you look smarter – know what I mean? Some people dress […]

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