Now presenting the 'Best of 2021 (so far...)' in film, television, music, and literature. Peruse wisely, time is a precious commodity...
Good. Better. Worst? 2020 is rough...ly a third of the way through so far and man if it doesn't feel like three times that. Any year where literally the entire world is force-quarantined by a pandemic is, to put it nicely, awkward. I doubt it is anyone's idea of fun to hole up at home
In the not too distant past, I was married to an all-encompassing, high-end premium Cable TV package that gave me instant and easy access to everything from HBO to ESPN...
“You know how you finish a bag of chips and you hate yourself? You know you’ve done nothing good for yourself. That’s the same feeling, and you know it is, after some digital binge. You feel wasted and hollow and diminished.” ― Dave Eggers, The Circle To be alive in 2016 is to be exhausted. The world... Continue Reading →
What is FOMO? Sure the acronym stands for Fear Of Missing Out but to answer the question solely is akin to dissection in a 9th grade biology class; it means nothing. To truly understand the FOMO meaning, one has to feel it. Be burned by it. Be saddened by it. Be laid bare in a lab... Continue Reading →
It was too sunny for a Tuesday. That hadn't changed. The curtains, thin as a flurry of snow, failed continuously to heed the bright warning of the sun. Like a spotlight illuminating the shy and fallen, the sun warded off the curtains' meek protestations and shone, brilliantly, on the tangle of hair, saliva and sweat,... Continue Reading →
Hairy feet so big that no shoe could fit it. An appetite so immense that no meal could satisfy it. A love of green and yellow so peculiar it defies all logic. A thirst for quiet so strong that only mind-game wizardry can affect it. And worst of all, such a desire for a tiny, circular thing that you'd go... Continue Reading →
Television last year might as well have been known simply as the year of Netflix. Not only did the sudden powerhouse player create captivating shows like Orange Is The New Black and House of Cards, it also saw fit to resurrect cult favorite Arrested Development. Those three shows alone, available in bingeable goodness, appeared to be... Continue Reading →
In October of 2012, I attended Harvard Business School's Marketing Innovation Conference in Cambridge, MA. I went with fairly high expectations but, so my own surprise, it was because of John Skipper, CEO of ESPN, that it became an experience that continues to stick with me. All of the other tremendous speakers and panelists were interesting and thought-provoking but... Continue Reading →