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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

I happened on this fun story the other day where graphic artists critique the campaign logos for the top eleven Democratic contenders in the 2020 presidential campaign. Back when the world was young, I worked in politics, so I find this kind of minutia interesting. ...
Mastering Your Own Domain

Mastering Your Own Domain

I set out this summer with the goal of learning how to build a website. Like most people, I’ve always relied on web developers to do this for me, but that gets expensive and frustrating when I had to wait for their schedule to open up. Not to mention, they resent...

Communicating in a Post-Text World

If you haven’t noticed, the future of the Internet is video/audio. If you don’t believe me, you can believe the New York Times. Or ask any twenty- or thirty-something. Blogs are giving way to podcasts and YouTube channels. Just last week Instagram introduced a new...
Drumming Up Business

Drumming Up Business

Way back when I was a student debater, I realized that speeches I wrote scored better when someone else delivered them. Ever since then, I’ve built a career being the woman-behind-the-curtain. But that became tricky once I became self-employed. I’ve been on my own for...

The Fall of Man

It’s gotten so bad that I wasn’t even surprised to hear that Matt Lauer was fired from the Today Show this morning for sexual misconduct. I guess it would be news if a male in a position of power or influence had not engaged in sexual misconduct. When I was coming up,...

The End of Ordinary Time

In the Catholic liturgical calendar there are four seasons Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time. Ordinary Time accounts for most of the year. In the secular world, ordinary time is becoming increasingly rare. Once upon a time people were available in...