Absolutely! Today is my birthday and I think I now officially qualify for most senior discounts. Although I don't really feel as old as the calendar insists, I'm now at the age where I probably have more memories than dreams. And I suppose that's okay. I do dream about (early) retirement though. Especially on Mondays...and … Continue reading Would you like the senior discount?
Danger! Mouth operates faster than brain. Toothpaste moments. I heard this term about 4 years ago in a professional development class and thought the analogy was spot on. Toothpaste moments. We've all had them. Toothpaste moments. The very moment when your brain kidnaps common sense and better judgement and leaves the building...and then you speak. … Continue reading Toothpaste Moments
Desire vs Reality. And the winner is…
Have you ever wanted something badly but knew deep down in your soul you couldn't have it? Strange how the want overwhelms reality. It makes you keep fighting for that last bit of hope, when deep down, you know it's really just a pipe dream. "Out of all of my professors from the Journalism school, … Continue reading Desire vs Reality. And the winner is…
Time to put up or shut up
The teaching bug bit me hard about 5 years ago. A friend at the university asked me to fill in for an instructor who had to back out at the last minute. "Sure. What do I have to do?" "Just oversee advertising journalism seniors with their capstone project." No official curriculum. No books. No lesson … Continue reading Time to put up or shut up
Warping young minds…again
The semester has begun and I have 21...TWENTY-ONE!...bright, creative college seniors to intimidate, terrify, work with on their capstone project. Strategic Campaigns works with real, live clients. Student teams create a strategic plan...complete with primary research, messaging, creative ideas, budgets, media plans...the works! Plus they have the privilege of doing a dog and pony show … Continue reading Warping young minds…again