Author Archives: Chris

Marketing ideas from the yoga mat

I’m watching Becky (Becky Conrad that is, co-owner of Raving) instead of concentrating on my breathing. She’s in front of me, doing this yoga pose where her entire body is supported only on her elbows.  I, however, am looking like … Continue reading

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Say it isn’t so … I’m not ready for summer to end

 I’m soooo not ready for fleece and socks    We scarcely have a month left here in Northern Nevada where we can jump into Lake Tahoe without our hearts stopping from the shock of ice-cold water. Yup, the end of … Continue reading

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Are Millennials “Short on Brains” or are We Too Old To Understand This Generation?

Will the casinos of today become irrelevant in the future?  Does it make sense to invest in this future customer now? Or is this discussion just a waste of time? The loud buzz at conferences and in gaming publications, is … Continue reading

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Special Tribute – What You Didn’t Know About Native American Code Talkers

Even Hitler feared their skill – how Native American’s used their own language to save lives in WWI and WWII Every Memorial Day, I have the privilege of writing for Raving Consulting and going off our gaming topic and honoring … Continue reading

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If kitchen walls could talk

Remembering a kitchen – and thanking the parents that made it a home for me  By Christine Faria For years, a funky thermometer hung on the side of the refrigerator. From it, extended the wire that originally held it to … Continue reading

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Really? You don’t like my homemade cranberry sauce? Oh, yes, it’s Thanksgiving again

Really? You don’t like my homemade cranberry sauce? Oh, yes, it’s Thanksgiving again Last night, husband Jim told me that “everyone” preferred the store-bought jellied cranberry sauce over my homemade sauce. He’ll deny that he said it exactly like that. … Continue reading

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Traveling with the Ghosts of World War II

How two travelers from east bufu Reno connect with Nigerian priests, Bavarian beer drinkers and Syrian refugees and the ghosts of WWII My husband, Jim, and I are sitting at the kitchen table of friends, a couple of weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Fallen

I’ll never forget your smile: How we can honor the fallen and have compassion for our returning veterans this Memorial Day. It’s 1983, and a group of us teenagers are piled into the back of a small pickup truck. It’s … Continue reading

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The Journey of Spare Change, the Homeless and My Brother

“Can you spare some change?” the homeless man asked? “Sorry,” I say, “I’m looking for my brother.” My husband, Jim, and I were on East Fourth and Record Street, just a few blocks off casino row in downtown Reno. Known … Continue reading

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Finding Your Superpower to Choose the Right Career (and Happiness)

What’s your “superpower”? Choose your career path based on what you do best, not what you think you’d like to do. Our sales dawg, here at Raving, Amy Hergenrother, admits that she’d kill herself if she had to organize the … Continue reading

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