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Karen Stinneford | Sinclairity

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Staying Focused on the Big Picture
(Hint, Brand is Always the Big Picture…)

Recently, my family and I visited a casual restaurant for dinner — the kind of place where you order at a counter, they bring your food and they bus the tables. We arrived at 7:45 p.m. on a Sunday night, and it was immediately obvious that we had just missed the maelstrom. The dining room […]

I’m Sorry

I’m sorry So sorry Please accept my apology More than 50 years after pop singer Brenda Lee warbled her deep lament for hurting someone’s feelings, public apologies are more abundant than ever before. Indeed, so many apologies now hurl forth daily from politicians, celebrities, CEOS, celebrities, coaches and other public figures that there is at […]

The first three rules of crisis management.

Many years ago, a neighbor in my subdivision was named jury foreman in a grisly murder trial. The details were horrifyingly salacious, and everyone in the county was talking about them. So too, unfortunately, was that neighbor. When it came to light in court that he had regaled his friends with gory details about evidence […]

Mama Ruth’s Sour Dough Bread

This post is part of our Sinclair & Co. for the Holidays series. Follow us on Pinterest to see more. This is my Mama Ruth’s sour dough bread recipie. My grandmother, Ruth Youngblood, was mistress of the domestic arts. Her quilts, afghans, canned goods and pies won all sorts of ribbons in Oklahoma. Her recipes […]

Other Mama’s Cranberry Salad

This post is part of our Sinclair & Co. for the Holidays series. Follow us on Pinterest to see more. My maternal grandmother, Imogene Nance – Mama Jean to us – was extremely devoted to her mother and sister. There’s a long back-story there; for brevity’s sake, let’s just say that Mama Jean was destitute […]