Today

I booked my daughter’s first behind the wheel driving lesson and not two hours later I got a save the date email from her school. It’s time to meet the college counselors. I am convinced that this daughter of mine learned to walk away from me and will never walk back toward us. I’m also a little sick and therefore overtired and glum. Then I went over the mountains of things that I’m overdue in sharing on my blog and saw this series of images You see I’d been invited …

PR For Kid Bloggers or Let’s Play the Who is the Next LiLo Game!?

This morning I got an email from a proud father. It wasn’t sent like any email from a proud father. It was a social media release which is something that reads a lot like a press release but is meant for folks in social media. The father works in social media so it came from his work email address. When I say “works” in social media I mean there’s a big job title and about 150,000 twitter followers. This is not a dabbling dad and this is not your typical …

Which Came First: the Anxiety Disorder or the Blog?

Bloggers are weird. Well, weird bloggers are good bloggers I suspect. Sometimes I like to tell myself that people read this site ┬ábecause I’m just like everyone else. Only I know I’m not just like everyone else because three hours ago I was sitting on a Southwest Airlines flight saving two seats and a guy with those bubbly gross Invisalign teeth whispered, “Fuck You” to me because I wouldn’t give up the good seats so I just smiled and tapped my teeth. I can sniff out vanity and attack it …

Transactional Relationships and Social Media

When I worked in sales I called on insurance brokers to use the shop that I was representing. I’d make phone calls, I’d stop into offices and I’d have the occasional lunch, usually with an office manager. If they were older (I was 22-24 at the time) like 30 or more they’d treat the relationship pragmatically. I had something to sell and they had clients to please. It was easy. When the women were younger they would see me as their friend. I never really felt like their friend but …