Author Archives: Sandy Marshall

So that’s the coffee maker

I’m not sure if the kind of coffee or the type of coffee or the method of coffee service in an office really matters to the actual world, but I do know that people love this little coffee maker. When Nick Keenan and I went to CostCo in late August to … CONTINUE READING /

Overthought Dot Com

Here’s a photo of the couch at Marshall Creative. Basically sitting alone, by itself, in front of a huge green wall. Now there are a number of things we could do with this wall, all of which we’re mulling and delaying — mostly because we’re busy, but really because we’re not … CONTINUE READING /

Old school marketing

This photo, which was taken by that Hipstamatic iPhone app (my new obsession) is of an actual listing hanging in our office. Dated 1879, I got this as a gift from my Dad and keep it around because I love any ad that only contains words and describes, in a very … CONTINUE READING /

We’re getting there…

Greetings from 440 N. Wells! We’ve spent the past month prepping for our new space in River North, and moved over Labor Day weekend. The Nick’s, Marni’s, Dan’s and Nick’s completely busted out a furious assemblage of desks, chairs, tables and coffee cups. Highlights include lots of brick and a nice … CONTINUE READING /

PERL Podcast 65 / Retirement Planning for ages 55+

Planning for retirement is a primary goal for all Americans ? and for those in the 55+ age range, the notion of planning for the future is becoming a fast reality. Bob Mecca, author and principal at Robert A. Mecca & Associates, joins Alex Margulis, Mortgage Advisor with PERL … CONTINUE READING /

“The first American in space is not going to be a chimpanzee.”

–Dwight D. EisenhowerCONTINUE READING /

Fly around the city for only 90 grand

Starting in 2011, you’ll finally be able to buy your very own Jetpack for a mere $90,000 — nearly half of what it’ll eventually cost to fly into space via Virgin Galactic. Read all about the Jetpacks and how they’ll change your lives, allowing you to fly to Jewel to … CONTINUE READING /

What’s a signature worth?

I’m somewhat fascinated with the idea of autographs, and why people will pay a lot of money to get a famous person to sign something like a photo, baseball or napkin. I guess it’s a cool piece of memorabilia, completing a “thing” that one would collect — and maybe daytime proof … CONTINUE READING /

“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”

–Thomas PaineCONTINUE READING /

PERL Podcast 64 / Retirement Planning for ages 36-55

Planning for retirement is a primary goal for all Americans ? and for those in the 36-55 age range, the notion of planning for the future is becoming a fast reality. Bob Mecca, author and principal at Robert A. Mecca & Associates, joins Alex Margulis, Mortgage Advisor with PERL … CONTINUE READING /