Bless me Father for I have spin. ‘Sure hope so,’ Fr. Med said. ‘That’s why I emailed you!’

It had to be 12 years since I’ve seen Fr. Med or heard one of his lively outspoken homilies at evening Mass at St. Joan of Arc Church.  And now I’m looking at an email saying he wanted to talk to me about something important.  Hmmm.   We agreed to meet at my heavenly oceanfront … More Bless me Father for I have spin. ‘Sure hope so,’ Fr. Med said. ‘That’s why I emailed you!’

IF YOU WATCHED PELOSI, SCHUMER AND THE PRESIDENT ARGUING IN THE WHITE HOUSE, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION

If you were exposed to the recent verbal slug fest on TV between Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and President Trump as they quarreled vociferously in the White House over whether to fund building the wall or shutting down the government, you may be entitled to compensation. If you are experiencing severe constipation, skin crawling and … More IF YOU WATCHED PELOSI, SCHUMER AND THE PRESIDENT ARGUING IN THE WHITE HOUSE, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION

Does Your CEO Stink?

The other day, the man who has probably the best nose for corporate corruption and mismanagement popped in.   John Di Lemme came in to be on the radio show we do Thursdays at my PR firm, TransMedia Group.   Having held lofty, tense and perspiring positions at NBC and ABC, I couldn’t help asking … More Does Your CEO Stink?

Two 41’s!

“Your eyes are full of hate, Forty-one.”… in Ben-Hur, that’s good. In the White House, that’s bad. Serving others enriches your soul like for Bush 41. The Roman naval commander Quintus Arrius, played by British actor Jack Hawkins, comes down into the galley to inspect the slaves chained at their oars rowing the Roman ship. He … More Two 41’s!

READ OUR LIPS, BUSH 41. WE LOVE YOU TOO!

We will not forget what a gentle, yet strong leader you were and all that you accomplished over a lifetime of service to our country. Hopefully more in government will emulate you, President George H.W. Bush. It was an honor to meet you once and I will always cherish your note to me that you … More READ OUR LIPS, BUSH 41. WE LOVE YOU TOO!

Yikes, I’m here in the Presidential Suite with the real President across the hall

The passing of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, evokes this tender memory of once meeting him, albeit under somewhat embarrassing conditions. My wife and I were staying in the Presidential suite at the Mendenhall outside of Philadelphia when the real President checks into the hotel suite across the hall from … More Yikes, I’m here in the Presidential Suite with the real President across the hall

WHY ISN’T THERE AN ELLIS ISLAND BETWEEN THE U.S. AND MEXICO?

How far would you travel to find a better life? Between 1892 and 1954, over 12 million immigrants passed through a place in Upper New York Harbor Bay ethereally quiet today called Ellis Island. Their journey took weeks under the most difficult, often life-threatening conditions? If you answered “Whatever it takes,” you echo not only … More WHY ISN’T THERE AN ELLIS ISLAND BETWEEN THE U.S. AND MEXICO?

Wall Nuts and Security Huggers

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.”   Hey fellow wall nuts and security huggers, I’m with you.  Without borders, we’ll lose our country. When Hillary says we need bridges not walls, they’re acting today more like bridges to chaos than humanity. Still those immortal words keep reappearing: … More Wall Nuts and Security Huggers

The Caravan: Children’s Disappointment in the Making?

Is it our borders alone that define us as a Nation? Or is it together with our values, our beliefs, our traditions and maybe that statue in the harbor called Liberty. Chief Justice Roberts says “We do not have Obama judges.” President Trump’s tweets an Obama judge ruled against his anti-asylum executive order. Meanwhile, U.S. … More The Caravan: Children’s Disappointment in the Making?

PR MUST RING THE REGISTER

Dick Clark with John Travolta on American Bandstand   Years ago I wrote a book titled SPIN MAN, before SPIN became a pejorative term . . . hey man, that true or you just spinning?  My spinful memoir was favorably reviewed by such celebrities at the time as Sally Jessy Raphael, Regis Philbin and the … More PR MUST RING THE REGISTER