Every January my old friend Robin and his wife Marline leave the snows of Canada for a sojourn in Hawaii, in the little village where Robin proposed – and Robin uses the time to smile, laugh, reflect, pause, think, read and write.  He’s reading Pulitzer Prize winner Kay Ryan’s new collection ‘Erratic Facts’ and he sent me something I wanted to share with you.

Fool’s Errands:

A thing
cannot be
enough times:
this is the
rule of dogs
for whom there
are no fool’s
errands. To
loop out and
come back is
good all alone.
It’s gravy to
carry a ball
or a bone.

Thank you Kay.  Thank you Robin.

We’re all still carrying the ball.

It’s gravy.


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Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts is founder of Red Rose Consulting; business leader and educator; author and speaker; adviser on marketing, creative thinking and leadership.


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