In MeToo Times, Careful How You Address Your Internet ‘Connections’

Here’s a snippet of a suggestive, sub rosa conversation I had recently with a woman with whom I “connected” in that globally crowded pick-up bar, Club Internet.   Our affair, I mean our Internet encounter, occurred on the business platform, LinkedIn, hardly a dating service.   To protect the innocent, I’ll call her Emily.  Here … More In MeToo Times, Careful How You Address Your Internet ‘Connections’

There’s Endless Talk about Walls These Days. Here’s one That Explains Why Banks Are in the Sad State They’re in

I just can’t get over how banks treat even some of their best customers when they dare ask for a loan.  Isn’t that what banks are there for?  To loan money?  Isn’t lending one of the main ways banks make money?  Their raison d’etre? So why do they build walls between themselves and their best … More There’s Endless Talk about Walls These Days. Here’s one That Explains Why Banks Are in the Sad State They’re in

“I’m Your Father?”

Is all this DNA testing creating fictitious families?  After receiving an email from some looney-tune claiming an old high school girlfriend of mine was her mother and I was her biological father, I thought I’d have some biological fun.  I sent this message to my adult children wishing them a Happy New Year: Dear family, … More “I’m Your Father?”

Father Forgive Me

First I want to THANK YOU, all of you who’ve been reading my blogs, especially those who’ve liked, shared and commented favorably on them. I look forward to continuing them in 2019.  Of course, there are always exceptions.   Here’s a maddening, empathy-empty exchange of emails with someone I’ll just call “Christian.”  He calls me … More Father Forgive Me

TALK ABOUT A SLOW NEWS DAY . . . HOW ABOUT A CHOKINGLY SLOW NEWS ERA?

It took 17 centuries for the NEWS TO BREAK that a Christian community had been well established already hundreds of years by the time this cross-shaped marble baptistery was built in 4th Century Turkey.   Think if there had been television and BREAKING NEWS, an Internet and social media a couple thousand years ago.   … More TALK ABOUT A SLOW NEWS DAY . . . HOW ABOUT A CHOKINGLY SLOW NEWS ERA?

WANTED: BABY JESUS BODYGUARDS

Alas, a new job has been created in often criminally enterprising America: baby Jesus bodyguards. The pay’s not so great, but the rewards can be heavenly. It’s a job with the ultimate upward mobility. Joining home security and cyber security today is Nativity security needed to combat a fiendish new crime wave—stealing baby Jesus and … More WANTED: BABY JESUS BODYGUARDS

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!