Like so many Americans these days we’ve become veritable pincushions. First it was the flu shot in my arm to thwart the latest influenza. Then came vaccinations one and two to ward off the creepy crawling Charles Manson-like COVID. Yesterday I took another needle for pneumococcal pneumonia and again my brave arm is wounded and … More Arms on the Battlefield
Do you ever come upon an article in one of those relics we call newspapers and it pounds your mind into attention and elicits your respect? Well, one written by nationally syndicated, Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. yanked me into reading every word, and then into rereading what stood out so powerfully in the Miami … More IS LEONARD PITTS JR. A SORT OF MODERN-DAY MESSIAH OF JOURNALISM?
When President Biden answered that fateful question at his first press conference whether he would run for a second term, many reporters noted solemnly he would then be 82, while some seemed to snicker he’d be President Methuselah. The more conservative media commentators on FOX NEWS pronounced 82 as if he’d be comatose by then … More HOW OLD WILL BIDEN BE WHEN HE RUNS AGAIN?
Welcome to art in plastics. The Pandemic Playground is a surreal composition comprising a phantasmagoria of plastics my wife Rita and I collect each day off the public beach in front of our stately oceanfront condo, The Chalfonte. Behold the plastic toys, buckets, shovels and rakes. Plastic seahorses, smiling starfish and pearly fish wearing underwater … More BEHOLD THE PANDEMIC PLAYGROUND
Will besieged Gov. Andrew Cuomo like his dad before him be the second Hamlet on the Hudson? New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign, following a report of the sixth woman accusing the governor of sexual misconduct. Would now the governor look at a picture of his dad and say alas poor … More To Resign or Not to Resign, That is the Question for Another Hamlet on the Hudson
Is there a doctor in the ocean? No, but there are medics . . . called sharks! Sharks will never replace dogs as man’s best friend, but maybe they’re ocean’s best friend, so perhaps they need better public relations or sometimes even crisis management stressing the good things they do for our ecosystem. Certainly, never … More THINK YOUR REPUTATION NEEDS AN UPGRADE? CONSIDER HOW UNFAIRLY WE REGARD SHARKS
This is William Hawley’s first breath of free air in over 18 years. Even through a face mask, to him freedom tastes deliriously sweet and wonderful beyond words even for an author with his talent for writing books. I’m Bill’s close friend, publicist and talent agent. Besides my blog, I write books too. My 5th … More BILL IS FREE AT LAST AFTER MANY YEARS IN PRISON
Feel The Force of JENN As She Blasts Off Clients Into Media Orbit There’s no PR pro quite like Jennifer Weinstein. We call her an astro-publicist as the new Executive Vice President of TransMedia Group brings not only a supersonic journalism background, but a stack of media contacts tall as the Empire State Building, having … More Publicist or Media Astronaut?
If you don’t know what a kerfuffle is, or what some call a karfuffle, you’ll have to ask Boris Johnson or Merriam-Webster. Frankly, I never heard the word until Boris, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, used it in describing Donald Trump’s recent impeachment. In an interview with a U.S. television reporter, Johnson used … More Heard the latest Kerfuffle About Senator Cruz? Did He Really Leave His Family Poodle in The Texas Deep Freeze? Fact Checkers Bark ‘False’
Most businesses today are considerably challenged by what we’re confronting these days as the virus keeps spreading and vaccines have only now gotten into high gear as they race to our immunity-starved arms. Among the hardest hit by the pandemic are those sanctuaries for our souls, not just our churches and synagogues, but those serene … More ARE CLUB MEMBERSHIPS PRIVATELY PLUMETING OR ARE THESE BELOVED SANCTURIES PANDEMIC PROOF?