How to answer questions. The second in a series on podcasting. “It was 1992. The closing days of the Presidential campaign and I was beginning to get a name for myself. Not in a good way. During crowded press conferences with the candidates all that year, I was the network radio reporter who would ask: … Continue reading “How do you feel”, “tell me more” and other smart interview questions.
The Thanksgiving Day newspapers landed with a thud on the front doorstep. Even now in this digital age when most of us get our news online, the papers are stuffed with expensive colorful circulars and retail ads. Most of the mass-market pitches are bright, loud and pretty straightforward, proclaiming "Black Friday Deals" and "Doorbuster" … Continue reading Why Does This Gucci Model Look So Miserable?
When I was a kid I thought Coke was the best thing ever. From about the age to 10 to 15, my day wasn't complete unless it included a seven ounce bottle of the sweet stuff. Even better was Coke with four cubes of ice and a slice of lemon plus maybe even a … Continue reading Coca Cola vs. Science? The Sour Fight Over Sugary Sodas, And What You Can Do About It.
Symbols of pride: flying the flag for Independence Day. Happy July 4th! Independence Day is my favorite holiday. On this vacation we celebrate something that many of us complain about for the rest of the year: our democratic institutions. As a first generation American I love the freedom that this country represents. 239 years … Continue reading My Favorite Holiday: July 4th Fireworks and Festivities Celebrate Our Freedoms and Democracy.