Three Essences of Writing

Parallelogram

Good writing sometimes happens by accident -- but writing well is a function of discipline and purpose. Know what you want to say, know what you don't want to say, and get there with minimum delay. My Kung Fu background introduced me to a … [Continue reading]

I’m no longer a blogger

I've had it. I'm done. Don't want to deal with it any longer. As of this day, I am no longer a blogger. I'm tired of the hassles of "coming up with something for the blog." I'm tired of explaining to people what a "blog" is. I'm tired … [Continue reading]

Social Media Power Suit

{{myquote|Social Media is like a power suit: either get it tailored just for you, or look like everyone else who bought off the rack.}} (from a post at Now Is Gone) … [Continue reading]

One Size Fits None

(In an effort to provide a place for the Social Media Curious to dip their first toe, Ike continues a series of articles aimed at those who are looking for very basic context.) Social Media is like a power suit: either get it tailored just for you, … [Continue reading]

Wal-Mart’s Vision

I didn't set out to become a customer service benchmark. It's just the product of being a consumer with a blog. Those of you with glasses might know the name of those little oval pads that rest on each side of your nose. I'm too tired to look … [Continue reading]

Man on the Street

TV reporter

"Well, I'm no astrologer, but it seems to me that getting back to the moon is really important, because, you know, there are so many hungry people who could use all that green cheese." The above is a fabrication, of course, but is it fundamentally … [Continue reading]

Gone Fishing

Well, not really.  But every so often one runs into brand new ground in the field of crisis communications.  I've discovered just such a new landscape.  Back to a more regular schedule soon. Thanks to all those who have been checking on me... … [Continue reading]