Today’s Word: Yuletide (noun) – Yuletide (YOOL-tide) is the entire Christmas season – from December 24th to January 6th. As used by Harold Leland Goodwin in The Egyptian Cat Mystery: “I’m so full of Yuletide spirit I may bust a seam from sheer joy.”

It’s Fun to Know:

Question: What did Adam say on the day before Christmas?

Answer: “It’s Christmas, Eve.”

Worth Quoting:

“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” – Benjamin Franklin

What I’m Reading Now: After the second paragraph, I realized that this was going to be a skimmer. Skimmer books are like Chinese food. I can finish one in 20 to 30 minutes, but an hour later I’m hungry again. I’m talking about The Power ofBroke by Daymond John and Daniel Paisner. This is a book that was clearly written by Paisner. If John had anything smart to say about business,  it didn’t get through. Even the premise of the book – that launching a business without a bank account is a virtue in disguise – is, well, not true. You can’t launch a business without money. John had money. Not his own money, but he had money. What really made this book feel like chop suey were the nuggets of wisdom like these: “Think of your brand as a personal relationship between you and your customer.”

Watch This:

Holiday Feast for Dogs

I’m a sucker for these…