I Got A Rock

Continuing with our Charlie Brown Halloween Special theme, Charlie goes trick-or-treating on Halloween in his ghost costume. After each house, the group would announce what they got. Do you remember what Charlie got at every house? His classic line is, “I got a rock.” How many of us feel like Charlie Brown when opening an

The Great Pumpkin

I grew up in the 60s when all the wonderful Charlie Brown TV Specials were first aired. While the Christmas special is still my favorite, the Halloween special runs a close second. It has several great story lines – one being the Great Pumpkin. Linus believes that on Halloween night the Great Pumpkin rises from

Carving Your Pumpkin

What do you carve on your Halloween pumpkin – a happy, scary or sad face, or you’re really not sure exactly what you’ve carved? I’m old school and have always gone with the triangle eyes, nose and teeth. However, last year Kathie wanted something fancy and purchased one of those elaborate designs. I felt like

Marathon Marketing

The Chicago Marathon is this weekend, and I had the pleasure of running it a few years ago. Running a marathon is a lot like having a successful marketing program. First, you need a plan. Starting months before the marathon, I followed a detailed training plan. I had a calendar showing the days and distance