Monthly Archives: January 2010

A Lot on Their Plates

I’m stretching the whole “Friday Foodie Fun” thing this week since in all candor this post has very little to do with food. It does, however, have a lot to do with creosote Actually, more like over-eating – Mr. Creosote is alive and well and living in digital media. Huh? Continue reading

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The Silent Treatment

Apple Inc.

I was trained to teach high school English.  If you want to try a presentation skills challenge, try presenting poetry structure to the non college-bound freshmen at 8:30 in the morning.  You almost have to set yourself on fire to get their full attention and many mornings I had a can of lighter fluid in hand as I reached my wit’s end.  But then I realized that all I had to do was shut up.  Inevitably, the class would calm down and listen up, often to hear who was on their way to the dean’s office. Continue reading


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Milli Vanilli

Alternative cover

“It’s not about being authentic anymore, it’s about entertaining,” says the man whose Grammy for best new artist was revoked 20 years ago — the only take-back in Recording Academy history.  That’s a quote from an article this morning in USA Today which I thought was about more than music.  In fact, if you read between the lines, there are some great business lessons in there which have nothing to do with making music! Continue reading

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