This Day/Week/Month

This Day/Week/Month

Can you be a closet sociologist like you can be a ghost writer, or a wanna-be pilot? I dunno.  Sociology was my major in college for ONE semester.  Then I went on to Anthropology for one MORE semester before reality hit me in the face. But in my mind, I still wonder...
Secretly, You’ve Wanted This

Secretly, You’ve Wanted This

Have you forgotten?   The deadlines?The kids’ schedules?Your New Year’s Resolutions?Appointments?Responsibilities?The Clock?The Calendar?The Pressure? Guess what?   IT’S ALL GONE! (for the time being) Admit it.  There were plenty of days in the last...
Give Yourself Five Minutes

Give Yourself Five Minutes

The worst is upon us.  As the world prepares for its walk through the fire of this virus, April will be the watershed period. Some are predicting a breakdown of the world-as-we-know-it, and others see light at the end of the tunnel already.  The truth is somewhere in...
Pandemic Marketing

Pandemic Marketing

Yesterday’s rambling blog got me to thinking. Since we’re all relegated to home confinement, there are few facts about the pandemic that we don’t cling to immediately. In fact, I’m pretty SICK of talking about COVID-19, and all the latest...
Ode to COVID

Ode to COVID

Fair journalists know there is no “good” news or “bad” news.  There is just NEWS.  What makes it good or bad is how it is perceived by each person who receives it. Same with this pandemic.  It’s tragic for those who have lost a loved one,...
The Pitfalls of “What if…?”

The Pitfalls of “What if…?”

My middle daughter is on the front lines of COVID-19 right now.  She’s a Physician Assistant serving in an Infectious Diseases (ID) clinic. To say each day at work for her is a panic, is an understatement.  I can hear it in her voice. Like most of the rest of...
The COVID-19 Long Tail Paradox

The COVID-19 Long Tail Paradox

In the span of what seems to be a few short days, we’ve all had to adjust like never ever before.   “Social Distancing”. That new buzzword phrase perfectly connotes our greatest paradox: we cannot do what we all really WANT to do…come together...
Quarantine Query

Quarantine Query

The Illinois farm I own with my two sisters is about 50 miles straight East of St. Louis.  I grew up here.  My parents are both gone, but the farm is their legacy to us. 320 acres of black Illinois loam.  80 acres of that is woodland.  There’s a lake, and the...
COVID-19 Conundrum for Voice Actors

COVID-19 Conundrum for Voice Actors

{NOTE: As of Wednesday evening, 3-11-2020, Voiceover Atlanta organizer Gerald Griffith has agreed to postpone the event planned for later this month until a better time to gather people together after the COVID-19 threat has passed} People are relational.  They tend...