My daughter is getting a tattoo!

My daughter, Alex, texted me on Friday to tell me that she's getting a tattoo. Alex is twenty-one and can do pretty much whatever she wants. I don't financially support her, so I have no leverage on her. Alex has a couple of piercings, ears and one in the eyebrow (which I kinda like) - … Continue reading My daughter is getting a tattoo!

“Put vinegar or onion under your scarf for tear gas”

As protesters in Tahrir Square in Egypt faced off against pro-government forces, they drew a lesson from their counterparts in Tunisia:  “Put vinegar or onion under your scarf for tear gas.”You’d have to be living under a rock not to take note of what’s been happening in the Middle East over the last month. And … Continue reading “Put vinegar or onion under your scarf for tear gas”

Millennials Rising!

Over the past year I've been writing about the Millennial Generation, Generation Y and their propensity to band together and move as groups. We see it with the proliferation of social media, heck, social media was invented by this generation, literally. Recently - here and elsewhere, I've talked about how workplace and societal treatment needs … Continue reading Millennials Rising!

“Motel kids” … an overlooked American tragedy

Even though I've moved to Montana, I still listen to Bill Handel on KFIAM radio on Internet from Los Angeles.  On Friday, Handel broadcasted his show from a restaurant in Orange County that every night provides free dinners for kids that live in motels in the area.  In less than three days, over $70,000 has … Continue reading “Motel kids” … an overlooked American tragedy

Will Gen-X and Gen-Y kill the printing industry … or save it?

Over the past couple months, I've been following several discussions on LinkedIn concerning the fate of the printing industry.  The talk is all about convergence.  The consensus is that printers, specifically digital printers,  have to embrace electronic delivery systems, including social media, in order to survive. Now all this is fine.  We all know the … Continue reading Will Gen-X and Gen-Y kill the printing industry … or save it?

Brilliant self-promotion … or egotism?

I find this whole personal branding thing that's hot right now very interesting.  With all the social media and visibility outlets available, i.e. Facebook, LinkedIN, Twitter, etc., one came spend so time branding, that there's no time for anything else.  It's not uncommon for twenty-five year old kids to have 500 Facebook friends and 5000 … Continue reading Brilliant self-promotion … or egotism?

Heroes, a Nomad, Hip Hop, hope … and Haiti!

I heard something that makes me think there is God after all. As we all know, Haiti was devastated this January by a debilitating earthquake.  Haiti, a county that is already the poorest in the Western hemisphere.  Everybody, and their brother and even sister, was either sending money or volunteering.  The relief effort was unprecedented.  … Continue reading Heroes, a Nomad, Hip Hop, hope … and Haiti!