10 ways to combat social distancing with a digital embrace

10 ways to combat social distancing with a digital embrace

Today I am especially grateful for technology and the hundreds of ways it will help us get through this global challenge. Where would we be without our family text chains that keep us connected and sane? Or our one-click access to genuine information sources around the globe? (The trick, of course, is to choose wisely. [...]

On words and their impact

On words and their impact

My father in-law understood the impact of language. A husband, father, grandfather, attorney and Scrabble savant, he selected words precisely, like instruments on a surgical tray, and recognized their power to both slice and soothe. He valued intelligent debate, jotted thoughts on lined yellow paper, and sent notes clipped to relevant newspaper articles. At one [...]

Stop calling them the Tide Pod Generation!

Stop calling them the Tide Pod Generation!

In 20 BC, Roman poet Horace wrote: Our sires’ age worse than our grandsires. We, their sons, are more worthless than they; so in our turn we give the world a progeny yet more corrupt. The sad human tendency to belittle subsequent generations has existed for more than two thousand years. These days, cranky elders [...]

Pure & Weary take on the amendments

Pure & Weary take on the amendments

A highlight of our recent trip to Los Angeles was the morning we spent working crew for a Pure & Weary production. With Vince operating the boom and me monitoring the camera, we spent a pleasant, though somewhat exhausting, morning watching them work. We still don't know what a "best boy" or "key grip" is, [...]