Art Outside In Druid Hill Park

Druid Hill Park has had its ups and downs over the years. This fecund green space amid the urban landscape of Baltimore is home, of course, to the Maryland Zoo, miles of bicycle trails and walking paths, fountains, man-made ponds and lakes and the once-segregated clay tennis courts, where generations of Baltimoreans from all walks… Read More

Seeking A Summer Internship?

It is around this time of the year when students reach out to me to inquire about summer employment or an internship.  While students are generally not my core client group, I would like to share some of my insights and observations. First, employment and internship are not necessarily the same. For high school and… Read More

A Love Letter I Didn’t Expect

Everyone wants to create “touch points,” a favorite buzzword for marketers. A touch point is that intersection between your business and your customer, where you interact and communicate something — hopefully, something of value. Touch points have to offer value, have emotional power and provide a tactile experience of the five senses: sight, sound, scent,… Read More

How Does Social Networking Lead To Real-Time Sales?

Do you prefer to network online or face-to-face? Before you answer, think deeply. Remember how Dale Carnegie’s world-famous sales book from 1936,  “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” demystified the process of making friends out of strangers and inspired legions of business coaches to carry on Carnegie’s message? Nothing beats face-to-face meetings, nothing. Business… Read More

Ask Mesila

Question: I lost my job and we have had to make drastic cuts to our family’s standard of living, which have significantly affected my children. I worry I am not providing the things they need and are used to having. How much should I involve them in our financial situation? Answer: The first thing you and your… Read More

The Flow Of The River

Healthy marriages make healthy children Water flows easily in a river when there are few or no rocks, sticks or other debris.  I visualize communication in relationships to be like a small river or stream. When you say something complimentary, kind and loving, you strengthen the waters of the stream. On the other hand, if… Read More

The Beauty Of The Game

David Snyder

Apparently, I didn’t always appreciate baseball. According to family lore, I was 4 or 5 years old when my dad took me to my first Orioles game. Everything was going along just fine until I learned one earth-shattering tidbit. The conversation went something like …

Kenny Albert

‘Baltimore remains a special place to me’ One of the most talented broadcasters in sports is Kenny Albert. Nationally recognized as a member of the Fox Major League Baseball “Saturday Game of the Week” broadcast team, as well as for his play-by-play of the NFL on Fox, Albert also is in his 17th season as… Read More

Jews and Baseball

Author digs deep to connect America’s pastime with Judaism Larry Ruttman is an attorney by profession. But the 82-year-old Massachusetts lawyer is also a history buff. His love of sports history led him on a search into Jewish baseball history, and the results can be found in his book, “American Jews & America’s Game: Voices… Read More

Hillel hoops tournament builds Jewish common ground

Emily Jacobs Washington Jewish Week More than 300 students from over 20 universities came together this past weekend for the third annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park Hillel. Sponsored by New York-based philanthropists, Jonathan and Dina Leader, as well as BodyArmor and Klipped Kippas, the Friday-Sunday event featured… Read More