The Pact

  I believe that birds make pacts with our dogs when they build their nests in our yard. The dogs...

Yeah, That’s My Kid

My children constantly surprise me. Last month when we were visiting Walt Disney World we splurged and let them play...

weapon of choice

to what end, all this rushing around and dominating the competition? gold? this is man’s destiny? to hoard gold and...

How to Make a Great Ad

When I broke into advertising, I was all about the high concept stuff that left an impact on people. Creating...

Would You Be Upset In Belize?

Life is hard enough without having to deal with bad drivers who don’t use their turn signals. And it’s more...

The Window

The window is constantly shutting. It does not care about your five year plan. Opportunities to live appear in every...

Ants

  What if we are all really just ants? Slaves to the machine. Blinded by conformity of the way things...

Dustin Pedroia is the Reason I Love Baseball

Make no mistake, I’m no fan of the Boston Red Sox. I used to like them back in the day...

They Only Jog in Rich Neighborhoods

Angels constantly swirl around me. Some are beautiful. Some are violent. Some have bad teeth. They protect me from those...

A Letter to America

  Dear All Dogmatic American Party Liners, We Unaffiliated American voters are pissed off at what you’ve done to our...

A Little Advice

I don't like giving advice. In fact, I hate it. It's not that I don't like helping people, there are...

Finding Neverland: A Story of Belize

This year my family took its summer vacation to the Central American nation of Belize.

3 Ways to Save Humans in America

You are what you eat. It’s an idiom kids in the 70s grew up with that made us think about...

Bump

I used to know a guy named Bump. He was a metal worker in my dad’s sheet metal shop. Bump...

Dear Parents, Do Better

In 2001 I became a parent. I chose to become a parent. But like everyone else who is a parent...

Sacrifice of Isaac, Caravaggio

It’s been about a year since I published my novel, Minor King. I’m grateful to all of my friends who have read it. And, as an independent publisher of a minor work, I’m truly grateful that so many people have…

luke

My wife wasn’t feeling well this morning, and so she took the day off. Then she started feeling better around lunch, and decided to run a few errands. I joined her. We went to the usual places in Midtown, and ended up…

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Video. If you listen to any of the marketing experts today, you’ll hear them preach how video is the “next big thing.” Even though it’s pretty much been a big thing since the advent of television. Video is important to…

sheen

I once heard a Donald Trump quote that I believed to be true: “If I were to run for President, I’d run as a Republican. They’re the dumbest group of voters in the country.” It turns out that this quote…

oz

Six hundred billion dollars. That’s how much brands around the world spent on advertising in 2014. $600,000,000,000 to get people to notice, engage, and, ultimately, buy things. It’s particularly interesting when you consider that at its core, advertising is propaganda…

guana

today, i want to be in guana state park. traversing the winding trails through the ancient forest where rattlesnakes sleep under palmetto fronds, and low spots are tar baths for boar. above me, banana spiders menacingly hang between the pines and oaks…