Category Archives: Recommended Reading/Viewing

Taylor Swift teaches a valuable lesson to all content creators.

If you haven’t seen Taylor Swift’s Christmas video, you should. It’s a lovely thing, but it’s also an exceptionally valuable lesson for anyone who creates content. Actors. Writers. Artists. Musicians. Designers. Anyone. Treat the people who make your work possible … Continue reading

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Best Christmas gift ever. Someone strongly hint about this to my kids when they are old enough to understand.

Christmas is over, but how about a one last bit of Christmas cheer? And maybe even a tear or two? You’re going to love this. Unless it makes you feel like a terribly inadequate son or daughter, which is possible. … Continue reading

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Seasons Magazine: My latest column on how real men don’t use snow blowers

The winter edition of Seasons magazine is now available for your reading pleasure. If you don’t subscribe to Seasons, the magazine can also be read online, including my column, “The Last Word,” which can be found on the last page … Continue reading

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My friends are dullards by comparison.

When I see something like this, it makes me feel bad that my friends and I don’t possess similarly witty repartee. Why can’t my friends be more like Winston Churchill or George Bernard Shaw? Is that asking too much? 

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These 8 minutes of amateur video are better than any show on television.

Thinking about watching another episode of The Big Bang Theory tonight? Or one of those acronym shows? NCIS? SVU? CSI?    Don’t. They’re all kind of stupid, I’m sure. It’s true. I’m judging television shows that I’ve never actually seen … Continue reading

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Seriously badass porcupine

Underdog was an impressive superhero. He spoke in rhyme. He saved Sweet Polly Purebred every week. He was not bothered by collateral damage. He even had a great catchphrase: There’s no need to fear–Underdog is here! But when I think … Continue reading

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Funnier than some big budget comedies

It’s a GE commercial designed to sell light bulbs.   Nevertheless, it’s honestly funnier than a lot of movies that I’ve seen.

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This short film presents a situation that is both ridiculous and reality. And that scares the hell out of me.

It’s astounding how rapidly the selfie and social media have interlocked to become a ubiquitous, ingrained, and inexplicably accepted aspect of American culture. Does a film like this awaken people to the lunacy of their social media existences, or are … Continue reading

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Priceless moments at an ATM

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Little old ladies on a plane

It’s subtitled. It stars two women in their late seventies. It’s about something that thousands of people do everyday. And yet it’s compelling and sweet and revelatory and brilliant. You should watch.

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