I was in one once that had a “No Slam Dancing” sign… My wife and I live in an 88-year-old house which has never been adequately retrofitted to accommodate the installation of […]
When reaching out to better understand my fellow Americans, facts are non-negotiable
A shared, common understanding of the facts is a prerequisite for any attempts at understanding the perspectives of my fellow Americans.
Hysterectomy – who needs one anyway?
Warning, ladies – you probably don’t! Wait, gentlemen, please don’t run away! Yes, I am about to start throwing around words like uterus, ovaries, vagina, clitoris, nipples, orgasm, and hysterectomy. Here under […]
Komen hires the wrong PR firm, missing the boat once again (and some thoughts on PR Daily's coverage of the story)
So, the Susan Komen Foundation has hired a big-hitter PR firm. And not just any PR firm, either. Now, Komen is assessing the damage, and it’s using a consulting firm founded by […]
Komen VP resigns; an important first step, but a long road to reconciliation remains
The Komen Foundation VP at the center of the Planned Parenthood firestorm, Karen Handel, has resigned. A few days ago I predicted on Facebook that she’d be gone within a week, but […]
Komen Foundation pretends to change its mind. One corporate communications executive wonders: is the public stupid enough to buy it?
Read. The language. Closely. Contrary to what Komen’s highly-paid PR crisis hacks and gullible headline writers at newsdesks around the nation would ask you to believe, The Susan G. Komen Foundation does NOT […]
#11: Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams (1991) “[W]ithout a mother,” writes Terry Tempest Williams in her book Refuge, “one no longer has the luxury of being a child.” I am at my […]
Nota Bene #122: OWStanding
“When I lie on the beach there naked, which I do sometimes, and I feel the wind coming over me and I see the stars up above and I am looking into […]
Why I envy people with cancer
That headline probably sounds like the dumbest thing anybody ever said, doesn’t it? In truth, though, I mean it as a profound compliment. Let me explain why. Today is LiveStong Day and it’s […]
Nota Bene #119: Think! It Ain't Illegal Yet
“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” Who said it?