“The Clint” Could be on the Verge of being Famous

Breaking news, from CNN’s website just moments ago…”On Tuesday, Andrew McCabe’s best-selling book slipped to No. 2 on Amazon’s best sellers list, replaced by the three-year-old memoir, “Five Presidents” by veteran Secret Service agent Clint Hill. The sudden rush of sales was thanks to a Facebook post by TV host Mike Rowe, who described a chance encounter with Hill. Rowe encouraged people to buy Hill’s book, and the Facebook post went viral, with 175,000 shares so far. The book is also in the top five on the Barnes and Noble website…” —– Let’s be clear, friends. This happened because the Read More

“A Clint”

So I’m at the bar last night, waiting for my drink to arrive, when the man beside me orders a “Clint.” “A Clint?” says the bartender. The man reaches into his pocket and offers the bartender a business card. The bartender examines the card and nods his head. “One Clint, coming up!” I turn to the man beside me, who appears to be the same age as my father. “It’s none of my business,” I say, “but what the hell is a Clint?” The man smiles and hands me his card. “Keep it,” he says. “Might come in handy sometime.” Read More

The NAPA in Question

Six months ago, when I was invited to speak at Napa, I said sure. Living in Northern California, I’ve visited Napa many times, and always enjoyed myself. Plus, it would be super convenient. A few months later, when I learned the Napa in question was the National Asphalt Paving Association, and the meeting was 3000 miles to the east, I was no less enthused. Because NAPA is no less important than Napa. More so, in fact. Aside from employing over 300,000 people and building America’s roads and highways, NAPA has committed in the coming year to emphasize the thousands of Read More