Archive for June 2020

Donald Trump Saving Black Lives

Here’s how I have it figured: The moment D. Trump heard (remember, he doesn’t read) that African Americans and us elders suffered a disproportionate share of Covid 19 eradication, his demonic calculus got kick-started.  The math informed him  that by his encouraging Americans (by personal example,  strong suggestion and premature business openings) to  scuttle the... Read more »

Why Veterans Want to Keep the Postal Service Alive

Recently a “Voice of the People” submission of mine was published on the Op Ed page.  Here is the content.   The reasons to keep the U.S. Postal Service alive and well are widely–and wisely– documented. But one reason hasn’t been granted nearly enough voice. It  has to do with Donald Trump’s indifference to American military... Read more »

The Historical Figure Trump Most Resembles

History is bound to note the following disquieting parallels between  two infamous leaders. Consider: .  Both boasted cult-like followings populated by lost, benighted, spellbound acolytes* who bought into and repeatedly parroted  the tilted, disjointed  ravings of their demagogic demigods. *If you’ll permit me  the indulgence of a neologism, I’ve  tagged them as “echolytes.” .  Though... Read more »

Toxic Business Partners, Part One

“Over the course of my decades years as an ad agency creative director, I directed quite a bit of attention toward Networking.  Thus I’ve been privy to more than a few atrocity stories about business partners in ad agencies, PR agencies, production firms and various client businesses I’ve serviced.  Now that I’m marinating  deeply into... Read more »

The Corpse of "Cops": Autopsy of a TV Series

Years ago in a Harper’s* essay, a former film editor on the TV show, “Cops”,  admitted that, by agreement, the police had  imposed complete censorship privileges  over the show’s contents.  In the piece, the editor confessed that she was ordered to toss on the editing room floor–like so much used toilet paper– damaging footage depicting... Read more »