What is Patriotism to Thee?

President Macron, you say patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism? And you say this boldly in the presence of “America First” President Donald J. Trump? Do you really think “nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,” as you went on to say at the ceremony marking 100 years since the end of World War 1? … More What is Patriotism to Thee?

Test to become a Poll Worker: Count the number of trees in this picture

Sam was in a restaurant waiting for what seemed like hours for service. So he calls the maître d’ over and asks how long it’s going to take to cast his vote for dinner. “You must be from” Broward or Palm Beach County,” the maître d’ says smiling. “Yes I am, but what does that … More Test to become a Poll Worker: Count the number of trees in this picture

Is there a precedent for the Dutch man to change his age?

  I want you to know I’m in complete accord with this Dutch man who’s trying to legally lower his age. And why not?  It makes perfect sense to me.  And aren’t there precedents for fundamental changes in how others perceive us? If I were the judge I’d say, “Young man, to look at you … More Is there a precedent for the Dutch man to change his age?

WHAT DO THESE TWO LEADING WONDER WOMEN HAVE IN COMMON? THEY INSPIRE ME TO RACE TO WORK TO TELL THEIR AMAZING STORIES!

“Madden, when are you ever going to retire,” my friends keep asking me. “Come on, join us for golf  . . .  down at the pool . . .  out on the boat.  Time to relax, man, take it easy.  You’ve made enough money, for God’s sake. Yet how can I when practically every day … More WHAT DO THESE TWO LEADING WONDER WOMEN HAVE IN COMMON? THEY INSPIRE ME TO RACE TO WORK TO TELL THEIR AMAZING STORIES!

Who Are The Murderers Among Us? Best We Know Ere More Doom In Store!

  A friend of mine emailed me that he couldn’t in good conscience buy my client’s book, “Sex and the Serial Killer; My Bizarre Times with Robert Durst” on Amazon.  I had suggested he purchase, read and review it.  “No thanks,” he said. Then the Pittsburgh massacre happens, which shows demented murderers en masse as … More Who Are The Murderers Among Us? Best We Know Ere More Doom In Store!

Ancient City Has New PR Firm: TransMediaItaly

What goes around, goes around, goes around  Comes all the way back around  Justin Timberlake   Yes, just as in Justin’s song, things do come all the way back around. Take Italy, for example, that resplendent, dazzling, vivacious country so rich in beauty, culture and cuisine, so in continuity with its majestic past and now … More Ancient City Has New PR Firm: TransMediaItaly

LESSONS MY DAD’S VIOLIN TAUGHT ME

#1: You Never Know Who’s Important My dad was still a young violinist. Talk about a prodigy, he had started playing concerts at age 8 and now was leading an orchestra one summer in a small coastal town in Massachusetts.  The five-piece orchestra was playing in the only theater.  The audiences were mostly campers. One … More LESSONS MY DAD’S VIOLIN TAUGHT ME

KANDER QUITTING MAYORAL RACE PUTS NEW URGENCY BEHIND ‘AMERICA SALUTES YOU’

My PR firm TransMedia Group was about to issue a news release about “America Salutes You” teaming up with ReverbNation.  Then something happened that put more urgency behind this nationally televised concert series honoring U.S. veterans.   A U.S. veteran and a rising political star, Jason Kander, announced he was quitting the Kansas City mayor … More KANDER QUITTING MAYORAL RACE PUTS NEW URGENCY BEHIND ‘AMERICA SALUTES YOU’

YES, IT’S THE NON VERBAL, STUPID!

Without taking sides in the riveting dispute between Supreme Court nominee Judge  Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford who accuses him of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school, I posted some crisis management suggestions last week after watching an interview Kavanaugh and his wife Ashley did on FOX News.    Thinking back to my … More YES, IT’S THE NON VERBAL, STUPID!

Do You Like a Paraprosdokian As Much As Me?

  Because it takes up so many characters, a paraprosdokian is probably not a word you’d want to tweet very much.  What is a paraprosdokian?    It’s a fulsome figure of speech where the latter part of a sentence jumps in an unexpected direction, often comically. Frequently a paraprosdokian is used for humorous or dramatic … More Do You Like a Paraprosdokian As Much As Me?