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(Out)Pour with care

It’s still raining in Houston. The impulse to do something, anything, to try to help the untold number of people affected by Harvey is very strong. It’s a great impulse. … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Toxic Trolling Takes a Toll

Writing for Thrive Global, Gigi Falk recently shared a post filled with links to great articles about cyber bullying and the generally toxic online environment we have today. There are … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

That was a stretch

I ran across this Facebook post recently and felt compelled to share it. Bill Penzey Jr., CEO of Penzeys Spices, has been very outspoken about his disapproval of the new … Continue reading

April 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Don’t help build a bridge to nowhere

My personality is a slightly bizarre combination of cynicism and optimism. I’d like to consider myself a healthy skeptic but there are times when I just want, even need, positive … Continue reading

April 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Embrace role of ‘own worst enemy,’ then learn

The saying goes, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” You may think peace, love, and a chicken in every pot when you hear the phrase. It’s … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

One little list, weeks of ideas

As someone who constantly stares down the empty screen and the unblemished page, I am always on the prowl for something that can get the synapses firing with fresh ideas. … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Some habits aren’t tough to break

I ran across a wonderful article from HootSuite recently. As a rule, I try, often without success, to avoid writing and using negative headlines, but in this case, the content … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tendons, social media engagement; it’s about bridging gaps

For nearly nine weeks, one of my digits has been in a splint, which is why the blog has been on a bit of a hiatus. It’s a case of … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

What to do when your message falls short

Johnny Carson, longtime host of The Tonight Show, was the master of self deprecation. When a joke bombed, he didn’t steamroll on to another, he’d linger in the awkward silence, … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · Leave a comment