“I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time.”

The best moment on television yesterday was clearly this. The second best, in my opinion, was Jake Tapper's CNN interview with White House adviser (and front-runner for the least likable person to grow up in Santa Monica) Stephen Miller. For more than 10 minutes Miller spouted off irrelevant nonsense until Tapper finally showed him the … Continue reading “I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time.”

That which we worship

“What people revere, they resemble, either for ruin or for restoration.” - Greg Beale The word "worship" most often has a religious connotation. But we can revere, adore, exalt, venerate and glorify many things beyond whatever concept of a Higher Power we have (or don't). We can worship money. We can worship being right. We … Continue reading That which we worship

Misteaks were made

Our culture tends to reward perfectionism. Never say die, never fail, never let them see you sweat, be all you can be. And so on. I've worked with--and for--a lot of perfectionists. Some of my best friends are perfectionists. I might have even fallen in love with a perfectionist or two. And, in the spirit … Continue reading Misteaks were made

Predictable crises

When someone we care about fails to admit they have a serious problem and fails to do the work to remedy it, are we shocked when they eventually experience the consequences of their addictive or dysfunctional behavior? Are we surprised one little bit when a brand facing stiff competition and highly disruptive forces finds itself … Continue reading Predictable crises