In life, there's certain things that can, for good reasons or for bad, can inspire one to make stark changes in one's life. Such as a few little events that took place on my birthday a couple of months back. Examining one's life is essential to self-improvement and that's what I've done and have been … Continue reading Hitting the gym and making some changes.
So Jeff Bezos is buying the Washington Post. That’s a big deal. Literally. A big deal for big media, for the digital economy, for news delivery, for all of us. No one knows where this will go. I’m predicting that Bezos will struggle. He’ll initially be embraced by the Washington glitterati as he’ll be seen … Continue reading What Jeff Bezos now faces owning the Washington Post
I wrote this on Facebook on the early morning of July 27, 2013...one day later it appears here: It’s well past midnight and I’m sitting here with all sorts of sentimental thoughts in my head. My son – my only child – turns 18 today. Boy that was fast. Throughout my younger years, my own … Continue reading So now he turns 18…
Boston took a giant hit last week on one of its most glorious days. Patriots Day. It's called Patriot's Day because it celebrates the very opening battles of the American Revolution at Lexington and Concord. It's celebrated by many because that feeling of patriotism can still be felt in the air amongst those that live … Continue reading Boston Strong
I'm going to end up voting for someone who I often don't agree with. That's me. I'm a centrist/independent. Got that from my dad. And while I admire my choice for the presidency, I don't worship him. It's just that overall, I either agree with him more than I do his opponent or I've found something … Continue reading My thoughts on Election 2012
So I"m playing around with both Springpad and Pinterest, creating notebooks on the former, boards on the latter. It's somewhat fun, although I don't know what will come from it. Obviously, the best part of these two networks is that they allow us to use our visual creativity to express what we are, what we … Continue reading Just started on Springpad and Pinterest
As hurricane Sandyroars outside, I'm now thinking how fortunate I am. It's somewhat rough here...but from what's going on in the news and from what I'm hearing from my friends on social media, it's obvious that many other areas have it a lot worse. Here, it's mostly hard rain and some strong winds inconsistently coming … Continue reading Sandy’s aftermath
This week I (finally) launched my business. InterActivate. InterActivate is a digital marketing communications agency designed to help regional and local that offers comprehensive and customized marketing and engagement plans for small and mid-sized businesses to help them thrive in the digital age. It's also time to re-launch the business blog, Digital Street Journal. It's time … Continue reading InterActivate: It’s Time
First of all, do yourself a favor and watch this movie: http://www.philosopherkingsmovie.com/ The defining moment during this Republican presidential primary season came for me when Newt Gingrich suggested that school systems get rid of most of their janitors in order to hire students. It wasn't just what he said, it was the subsequent response and lack … Continue reading Gingrich, janitors, the 1%, and you and me
Where were you when the world stopped turning? Alan Jackson asked us almost ten years ago. Now I'm asking you. This week, for obvious reasons, is going to bring back a whole range of memories and emotions. 9/11 has been the seminal event of my lifetime. Close to 3000 people lost their live in one … Continue reading Where were you (when the world stopped turning)?