Welcome to Net Cotton Content

Perhaps this is a “Re-Welcome.” If you are a longtime reader of Net Cotton Content, welcome anew. You are receiving this message because I relaunched my website (my entire online presence) on a new online platform during May 2017. The relaunch results in...

The Green Fields of the Mind

[Longtime readers of Net Cotton Content will recall this seasonal post. With the end of another baseball season, “it must follow, as the night the day.” Feel free to skip the next few paragraphs. But read, below, “The Green Fields of the...

Something’s Got To Give

Feeling too busy? I’m not a fan of the question, “What’s going on?” Because it is usually followed by an assumption, “I’ll bet you are really busy.” Then some add, “Crazy busy, huh?” No. I’m not busy. And...

Transactional Analysis

A friend recently described Transactional Analysis. I’m no expert. (I haven’t even read this.) The General Idea We act in a variety of ways: as a parent, as an adult, as a child. How we behave depends on how we interpret what’s happening. And we...

A Nutritious News Diet

How do you get a truly balanced view of the world? Some friends say that they sample news from both ends of the political spectrum, so that they have a balanced news diet. But, I am finding, the Left/Right Diet doesn’t have the intended effect. This is true no...

Brown’s Job is still the best

What is your favorite advertisement? I fell in love with “Brown’s Job” the first time I read it. I read it 100 times during my advertising career to renew my inspiration for the work. I taught it to students of advertising to inspire them. It makes a...

Verbal Tics

Since I’m trying to talk less and listen more, I’m deleting the cheapest words I say. “Actually.” I’ve stopped saying “actually.” It doesn’t actually mean anything. It doesn’t actually mean anything when I say it...