I've got to thank my wife for sending me this video; she knows I'm a fan of commercials and other short-length videos. And this one is special. The video comes from a surprising source, at least to me - the Singaporean government. I'm not sure how long they have been making videos or how many … Continue reading Who Knew a Government Could Produce Such a Powerful and Emotional Video?
Let's face it, toilet paper math is hard. How is anyone supposed to make sense of all those numbers that appear on toilet paper packages? But apparently there's something even more troubling than toilet paper math. I guess you would call it toilet paper etiquette. The Wall Street Journal has a cover story (that's right, … Continue reading Coming Soon to a Bathroom Near You – the Forever Roll XXXL?
Today I am excited and honored to share another post from a friend who has created an honest and humorous blog that looks at the world of youth sports from his perspective as dad and coach. I have known Steve Griffith for over 10 years. Steve runs his own successful public relations firm outside of … Continue reading Guest Blogger: Wacky Youth Sports Dad
Today I am excited and honored to share a post from a friend who has created an honest and humorous blog that looks at the world of youth sports from his perspective as dad and coach. I have known Steve Griffith for over 10 years. Steve runs his own successful public relations firm outside of … Continue reading Guest Blogger: The Wacky Youth Sports Dad: Moms in Charge
I just finished reading The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, and to sum it up in one word, wow. Many people may have read The Jungle in high school; it seems to be a popular choice on school reading lists. Somehow, I got out of school without ever having read it. But I'm glad I read … Continue reading I’ll Never Complain about My Job, or My Life, Again
I know I'm an outlier on this one. I like commercials. I consider them to be like the tweets of the video world, short, sweet (usually), and to the point. I've featured many of my favorite commercials over the years on my blog, and I'm always on the lookout for a new one to feature. … Continue reading Another Winning Ad: Instacart and Aliens
Today, my son and I went to the funeral for the mother of a good friend of ours. The church service was beautiful, highlighted at the end by having all of the grandchildren (17, as I recall) place a flower at the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary while the singer sang Ave Maria (the … Continue reading Now That Was a Beautiful Way to Celebrate a Life
We spent the weekend visiting out oldest son in Cleveland and we had a great time. We got to explore the city, including a walking tour of a closed subway tunnel and a free trolley ride around town. We also had some great meals along the way. But what made the weekend even better was … Continue reading A Great Weekend, Made Even Better by the Kindness of Strangers
Some people may wonder what the King is doing tonight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhKF6WVjy3o But not many people wonder what the Borden family does on a Friday night. Well here's a glimpse, and you'll see why. After pizza at my Aunt's house where we watch Action News, ABC World News Tonight, Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune, we head … Continue reading Another Exciting Friday Night at the Borden House
This is the 13th in a collection of newspaper ads written by Harry Gray, then CEO of United Technologies, that appeared in the Wall Street Journal from the late 1970s through the early 1980s. Here is the original ad. Tonight at the dinner table, read something out loud to your family. Tomorrow night, let another member … Continue reading Reading at the Dinner Table