Motives often come with an awkward aftertaste

Florida wildflower
Two days ago at Tibet Butler Preserve. iPhone cameras are good, but not great.


The things we can be grateful for often come from unexpected sources and sort of blindside us at first.

The marketing person’s email review and ‘bold’ website critique yesterday was exceptionally helpful.

It was a nice prompt to rewrite a few things at

That rewrite inspired the same at the other four blogs.

What was awkward was the timing. Her helpful critique was the result of her ‘fishing for business’. Betting she thought i wouldn’t notice her ulterior motive. No harm no foul, business is business – unless the customer (me in this case) reads right through it.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.