Unboxed Musings Archive

Words Matter–Weekend Musing

This morning I’m embracing my “nerdiness” while flipping actual pages of a book titled, The Well-Spoken Thesaurus. Are there are a few of you who appreciate a little stream of consciousness related to words? We shall see. Solicitude (noun)—state of being anxious or concerned. The rhythmic nature of the four syllable word is evident as you repeat the word three times. You can almost hear…

Service with a Smile…Or Refusal to Serve?

Given the news headlines, do you want to just shut off the noise?  I know I do. However, ignoring an issue is rarely the right answer. And, for the people that are the subject of the headline, they have no way to escape life’s challenges. A few headlines, sometimes getting lost in all the terror and political speak, require additional consideration and perhaps action. In…

Recruit & Retain – Go Dallas!

Recruiting and retention problems are not new. Even the Dallas Police Department faced recruiting and retention issues over the past year. And then, on July 7th, five officers (four from DPD and one from DART) were killed, and  nine other officers were injured in an ambush. Few of us would be surprised if recruiting became more difficult following such an event. But Texans rose to…

Special Needs Employees Serve Ice Cream with a Smile

A variety of ice cream flavors in a fun environment with great customer service. Nothing all that unusual. But wait until you grace the door of Howdy Ice Cream Shop in Dallas. Tom Landis hires employees with special needs to serve you with a smile! What a great idea! Drop by the shop on Lovers Lane just east of the Toll Road and experience the…