Thanks to Val Boyko for planting the seed for this blog post. Val's wonderful website, Find Your Middle Ground, is where she explores, reflects, asks deep questions, shares insights, and connects with other bloggers. Her post today, Bring Peace to The World, included a poem that was written by Chade-Meng Tan formerly Google’s Jolly Good … Continue reading From Jolly Good Fellow to Offical Wizard to Professional Sleeper – What’s Your Job?
It's been a while since I've written about one of my favorite topics- TV commercials. Commercials are like the tweets of the video world, trying to get their message across in less than one minute. Not only is there usually good music and humor, but the commercial also has to try and sell you a … Continue reading Quick! Draw Ketchup!
Earlier this week I received one of the most flattering comments I have received in seven years of blogging. The comment was in response to my post, So Much for Having a Brand Name. And while it had nothing to do with the content of the post itself, it made my day. Here is the comment: … Continue reading Dang! I Should Have Known Better…
Talk about serendipity. In yesterday's blog, I wrote about the advent of digital clothing which gives people the chance to make it appear as if they are wearing a unique outfit, tailored just for them. Well today on 60 Minutes, one of the segments was on synthetic media, also known as deepfakes. I was hoping … Continue reading Synthetic Media Is Here. Are You Ready?
OK. Add one more item to my growing list of possible trends that I just don't get. Several fashion companies are creating digital outfits that people can "try on" by uploading images of themselves wearing the digital clothing item. Once they make the purchase of the digital clothing item, they can share the photo online. … Continue reading The Emperor Has No (Physical) Clothes. Only Digital…
In this week's Ask Dan column, Dan answers a reader's question about a phenomenon known as the perfection premium. Dear Dan, Every time my sister hosts a dinner party, she insists that every last tidbit of food she serves be homemade. This high standard is wearing on her. To make her life easier, I proposed … Continue reading Do You Suffer from the Perfection Premium?
I went to a Catholic grade school, for grades 1-8. I seem to recall that my first grade had 90 students and just one teacher, a nun. Talk about being a master of classroom management. But by the time we made it to eighth grade, we were down to just 15 students. Since no one … Continue reading Why Was I the Exception?
Of course, it should be obvious to everyone that I am talking about Ludwig. What? You don't know who Ludwig is? That likely means you are over the age of 30. I did not know who he was until earlier today when I read about how a hacker had broken into Twitch's servers, and released … Continue reading Graduates from College, Gets Fired From Five Jobs, Now Earns Several Million per Year. All by the Age of 26.
It's been quite a run for Villanova Men's Basketball Coach, Jay Wright. In 2016, he won the NCAA ChampionshipIn 2018, he won the NCAA ChampionshipEarlier this summer, he was one of the coaches for the USA Men's team that an Olympic Gold medalA month ago he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame You … Continue reading The Wright Attitude
Last year I wrote a post, "What Would Cause You to Stop Being a Fan of Someone or Something?"in which I wondered what I would do if somebody or some team or some company that I was a fan of did something I totally disagreed with, whether it’s a political stance they take or breaking … Continue reading Music Monday: Practicing What I Preach?