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...

Fear Not

“This is going to be so long, I won’t be able to finish it in a day.” That’s what I told Matt Slaybaugh. Matt is my writing partner on occasional Sundays, often at the Roosevelt Coffeehouse. As I dove into this piece, I felt I needed to warn...