A Miami Vice.

You know you needed a little break from the city when you’re walking down the sidewalk in Miami on a beautiful day, hear a voice aggressively say “Wait!” turn around to snap back at the person and realize it’s the walk sign.

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Grief Peeves.

Re: Grief ***There’s a cheery subject line, right? Well it’s my wall, so today we’re talking about grief. If you know me, you’ll know I’m writing this as a service, not for sympathy. I’ll be really annoyed if that is misunderstood*** Over the past year, I’ve learned a lot about how people deal with those […]

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Licked.

I’m guessing the reason those two people looked at me funny when I passed them on the sidewalk is that I licked the back of my iPhone cover. In my defense, some coffee had dripped on it from the cup in my other hand.

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Limbo ’17. March 24 Edition.

Last week. Waffle House. 3:30 am. Somewhere in North Carolina. Three tables of people, one them just leaving and a few more still-to-be-cleared tables. That silent, slightly-depressing, but oddly-comforting early-morning aura has enveloped the room. The lighting bright and a bit too harsh. Server: Hey baby, just sit right here Me: Thanks Server: You want […]

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Scratchpad. 01/31/2017

Scratchpad – FWIW: – I’ve worked for several companies where a boss came in and said get with the program or leave – Most had read about a football coach winning football championships using this ‘in your face’ turnaround strategy – The first time, I thought it was powerful – and cool. A strategy for […]

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Walls.

Saw my first real protest in-person in 1987. – It was in Berlin. It focused on a wall – There was a “big, beautiful door” in that wall, called Checkpoint Charlie – It wasn’t the first protest on that issue, nor the last. Protests were a regular thing right up til 1990 when the wall […]

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Seriously. Who Blames their Customer for Not Liking a Product?

You all might not see this as much as I do, but lately there have been 42 crillion thought pieces on media literacy, passionate pleas for more training of news consumers and new media literacy programs popping up all over the place. I’m getting weary of this outcry. Don’t get me wrong, media literacy is […]

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Garbage (actual)

[originally posted February 24, 2016] I know you’ve been wondering this as much as I have: In NYC, if you pay a junk-picker-upper to take away a bunch of garbage, where do they take it? This weekend I voluntarily found the answer … because … well, I’m moving (within the city), had things to dispose […]

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Destruction in the News

If Americans had photos of ourselves near meaningful landmarks in Beirut or Raqqa, Damascus or even Istanbul … Or at minimum could talk to someone on the street here in the US and know they’d be able to find these places on a map … Or knew a few words of Arabic that we could playfully toss […]

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