Column: Paint missed appointments with red for embarrassment




It began with a simple phone call to my friend Auri, a computer geek. I asked for help with my very successful website, which right now is attracting up to three visitors a month.

To have a strong online presence, you have to spend several hours a day using social media, like Facebooking, tweeting and updating your blog. This means cutting yourself off from the outside world. But that’s the price you pay for being social.

Auri and I decided to meet for coffee. I got out my trusty mini legal pad and wrote down the time and date. Then I put a sticky note on my bathroom mirror. At my age, I know I will see it there several times the night before, reminding me of any early-morning obligations.

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