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Mad Men Viewing

In Life, Uncategorized on December 3, 2017 at 5:41 pm

I think one small reason Mad Men is such a successful show is how suffocated, uncomfortable and angry we get viewing this classic. It’s taken me years to get thru the series online and on disc because of it. I have to take very long breaks to fully digest the content.IMG_1562 (1)

A lot of answers about my infancy and first ten years of lifetime come out of the Mad Men series. As wonderful as film, fashion and art circles regurgitate the times visually, personally I found the 60’s – 70’s to be horribly ugly with everything. Everything! I like the faux presentation we find in restaurants, restored buildings, magazines, fonts. But the truth is, once you add people – it becomes a horrible nightmare.

Fast forward and in 2017, if you aren’t a stark raving social media pedophile or a gazzillioniare who made all the money three months ago from an app, not much is offered in the way of social style or norms that we can follow and feel good about. In another 30 years when this time is looked at, what faux will there be to improve upon. Faux the faux?



Islands of Seattle?

In Life, Thought Provoking on February 20, 2014 at 11:58 pm

What if all of the earth’s ice melted? Here’s what Seattle would look like –

Islands of Seattle.

When Prostate Cancer Returns – One Man’s Chronicle – PSA Rising – Part 1

In Life on October 20, 2013 at 10:15 pm

I feel very fortunate about having enjoyed the top 1% of health wellness there is up to this point. Moving forward, prostrate cancer among men is something I follow. This post is from Chuck Gallagher, prostrate cancer survivor. You may find it as interesting as I do.

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That’s what the paper I received in the mail said related to a recent application for life insurance.

Prostate Cancer PinAmazed.  I was honestly confused.  I had never been denied life insurance and to be denied for the small amount I was applying for seemed crazy.  So, of course, the first thing I did was rather indignantly call my insurance advisor and ask what the heck was wrong.  I didn’t expect his response.

“Well Chuck, they told me that the probability of you living another 20 years was slim…therefore they denied it.  After all your PSA is rising.”

All I could do was shake my head.  “I understand,” was the best I could mutter back as I was reeling in disbelief at the words I was hearing.  How did I not know my PSA was rising and what did that mean.  The probability I would not live another 20 years was…

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Your Restaurant Doesn’t Have To Fail

In Life on October 7, 2013 at 4:18 pm

The enclosed video I produced on the fly was inspired by something I saw in Palm Springs that had me on SMH mode for an entire day. A new restaurant opened on Palm Canyon Drive without a shred of pre promotion or utlilization of the minimum 15 free platforms available to them to announce its existence. Of course, the place is empty everytime I drive by the sad space. It then reminded me of the things established but failing players are not doing to meet the new reality of doing business in the social media age.

There is an entire generation of diners coming who won’t frequent your venue unless you have a real-time relationship with them.

Don’t believe me? Ok. Do nothing. But plan your retirement – your venue won’t be open much longer.

Why this red-hot tattoo boom is bound to end with regret. Again

In Life on August 17, 2013 at 12:19 am

Tatt a tatt tatt…..
The market is changing.

Eat Drink Love – The Vine Review

In Life on August 16, 2013 at 11:08 am

As attention spans these days are really measured in seconds, I needed to find a way to efficiently and clearly write a review about Eat Drink Love and the trainwreck they call L.A. Foodie Scene From The Cute Girls Perspective.