The Pact

  I believe that birds make pacts with our dogs when they build their nests in our yard. The dogs...

Yeah, That’s My Kid

My children constantly surprise me. Last month when we were visiting Walt Disney World we splurged and let them play...

weapon of choice

to what end, all this rushing around and dominating the competition? gold? this is man’s destiny? to hoard gold and...

How to Make a Great Ad

When I broke into advertising, I was all about the high concept stuff that left an impact on people. Creating...

Would You Be Upset In Belize?

Life is hard enough without having to deal with bad drivers who don’t use their turn signals. And it’s more...

The Window

The window is constantly shutting. It does not care about your five year plan. Opportunities to live appear in every...

Ants

  What if we are all really just ants? Slaves to the machine. Blinded by conformity of the way things...

Dustin Pedroia is the Reason I Love Baseball

Make no mistake, I’m no fan of the Boston Red Sox. I used to like them back in the day...

They Only Jog in Rich Neighborhoods

  Angels constantly swirl around me. Some are beautiful. Some are violent. Some have bad teeth. They protect me from...

A Letter to America

  Dear All Dogmatic American Party Liners, We Unaffiliated American voters are pissed off at what you’ve done to our...

A Little Advice

I don't like giving advice. In fact, I hate it. It's not that I don't like helping people, there are...

Finding Neverland: A Story of Belize

This year my family took its summer vacation to the Central American nation of Belize.

3 Ways to Save Humans in America

You are what you eat. It’s an idiom kids in the 70s grew up with that made us think about...

Bump

I used to know a guy named Bump. He was a metal worker in my dad’s sheet metal shop. Bump...

Dear Parents, Do Better

In 2001 I became a parent. I chose to become a parent. But like everyone else who is a parent...

A Routine Day

I wrote the following piece as an extension of this tweet. It was a perfect late afternoon in early summer. Hope...

How I Used an Onion to Break into Advertising

Whether you’re in advertising or not, looking for work sucks. But it doesn’t have to mean that you have to...

Confessions of a Recovering Homophobe

We didn’t discuss homosexuality in my house growing up. In fact, the first time I even heard the term...

The Little Girl Who Leaves Notes on Her Pillow

Being a parent is hard. Children are time consuming, money consuming, food consuming, and emotionally draining. People fill novels with...

The Wickedness of Walt Disney

I love Walt Disney. There, I said it.

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I once loved this country. Even signed up to put my life on the line for it. Of course I really had no choice, since college was too expensive for my family. And while I happened to serve during peacetime…

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After school we laughed for a bit, and then she retreated to her bedroom where she would spend the next hour or so studying math, Spanish, and social studies. A smile curled at the edges of her mouth, though her…

Esurance

Dear Esurance, First, let me say that your Super Bowl advertising concept was genius in this age of digital media. Well done. But let’s be honest, once someone wins, they’re going to get their picture taken with a big check…

subaru they lived

This weekend you’re going to see a lot of great commercials. Or rather, you’re going to see a lot of commercials that people have spent months on creating, producing, and getting ready to run during the Super Bowl. Some will…

jodie dallas

You’ve seen the ads. The cute little black girl with a white mother who pours Cheerios on her black dad’s heart because mom said Cheerios is heart-healthy. It’s precious. And it broke a lot of rules. The kind of rules…

block smart guy

If you’ve watched any of the NFL Playoffs this season you’ve no doubt seen the H&R Block TV commercials featuring a beer vendor at a football stadium putting blocks money onto empty seats, while a smart-looking white guy with a…