Author: Jim Mitchem

What do you do when your team, a team you’ve loved for 40 years, is caught cheating?

Whereas I successfully predict the winners at the 2020 Oscars.

Can you still be a copywriter if you don’t write a Super Bowl ad?

I grew up in the 1970s. It wasn’t great. But we did the best we could. Orange shag carpet and all.

As you storm into 2020 with renewed hope and a thoroughbred’s swagger, just remember this—every person you meet, every person you interact with, every person you pass on the street or sit with on the train carries a heavy load. It doesn’t matter their skin color. Their age. The value of the watch they wear or car they drive. Whether they have a home like yours. Whether they worship or vote like you. It doesn’t matter whether they’re young or…

On January 1, 2000, I pulled a U-Haul into the Colony Apartments across from SouthPark Mall in Charlotte. We were arriving in town after a few chaotic years in Florida, following a couple of intense years in NJ, and were hoping to find balance in our life together as a newly married couple.  The move represented the turning of a leaf. The fact that it occurred on the literal turn of the millennium was not lost on us. In the…