Music Monday: Best Songs for a Funeral

I know, it's not necessarily the most uplifting of topics to write about, but it's amazing what ideas pop into your head when you've got a deadline. I recently wrote about the best songs to accompany graduation, and so I started thinking about other major life events where music can play a key role. My … Continue reading Music Monday: Best Songs for a Funeral

Forget about That $4.6 Million Lunch with Warren Buffett; This Would Be Way More Fun

This past week, an anonymous fan bid a record $4,567,888 in a charity auction to have lunch with Warren Buffett, topping the previous record of $3,456,789. The annual auction for lunch with the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman has raised almost $30 million for San Francisco charity Glide, a favorite cause of Mr. Buffett’s first wife, … Continue reading Forget about That $4.6 Million Lunch with Warren Buffett; This Would Be Way More Fun

Reader Comments

Given the avalanche of reader comments and questions I am starting to receive, I thought the most efficient way to reply would be to periodically answer several at once, so let's get to the mailbag. Dear Jim, What's with your obsession with Seth Godin, Bruce Springsteen, and Anna Kendrick? You seem to keep dropping their … Continue reading Reader Comments

How My Twitter Following Went from 250 to 253 in Just One Week!

It wasn't easy, but I did it. I recently increased my Twitter following by over 1% in just one week, and I want to share my secrets with you. Sharing these secrets will likely upset some social media gurus, who charge large sums of money for such information. But like a true academic, I believe … Continue reading How My Twitter Following Went from 250 to 253 in Just One Week!

I Wonder What It Would Be Like to Be…

Once again, I need to give credit to one of Christine Frazier's prompts - this time her suggestion of writing about a recurring daydream you may have, for the idea behind this post. While I don't really have any recurring daydreams, I do often wonder what it would be like to be someone else, what … Continue reading I Wonder What It Would Be Like to Be…

I’m in Tears, Again

I just watched a beautiful tribute to Scott Stuart, a longtime ESPN anchor who died this morning from cancer at the age of 49. The video makes it clear that Stuart was a remarkable man. Not only for the impact that he had at ESPN for his trademark style, but also for the diversity that … Continue reading I’m in Tears, Again