Jury duty – just mark me as “unwanted”

Kevin had jury duty last month in the federal district court, and almost as soon as he was done, I got a notice in the mail to report in January for the state/county courts. And one the following week to report in February for the city courts. Oy. Now, I’m…

Keep a sharp eye out for those tricky adverbs

Literally.┬áPossibly.┬áProbably.┬áLikely. Red flags for the critical thinker as they allow a speaker/writer to make an assertion designed to elicit an unwarranted response. You don’t strike fear in a heart by saying “There’s a 10% chance that would happen” but by saying “It possibly could happen.” People bypass the generic adverb…

Waiting for the magic that’s never coming

Giving out more free and vague marketing advice to people wanting to copy my hire a boss concept. The most common thing I say? I had magic (AKA Seth Godin) on my side. You can’t build a marketing plan around that. My success is deceiving. (Well, the speed of it,…

My one problem with the NY same sex law

It’s not what you think. So both halves of my friends can just smooth those feathers back down right now, OK? My problem? It’s with the law part of it. All this celebration over the government passing yet another law to dictate how we live our lives. Far better? For…

Ya don’t ask, ya don’t get

One office I worked in, we only had blue and black pens. Oh, how nice it would be to have colored pens to use for editing the press releases, one person mused. Another complained repeatedly about the fact that we didn’t have colored pens to use for editing the press…