My boss at Omni Hotels taught me great things about storytelling. He always had a cutting edge example to share, and we agreed in unison on the idea of compelling content and only very subtle branding leaving a far more lasting imprint on the consumer. This video, "The Recital" from Quaker Oats, … Read more about Quaker Oats’ “The Recital” – Storytelling, Very Subtly Branded.
My kids and I have been hiking lately. What began as a need to get out of the house uncovered the fact that my kids love being outside, hiking and climbing. And on our walk today, I discovered that when you open doors, kids will quickly run in. My son is 4. Four-and-a-half, as he likes to say. … Read more about 99% of life is just showing up.
I feel sick.This post may end up being an eyeroller for some of you, and I apologize. But that doesn't make this feeling any less real, or frightening.My wife approached me this week, and as indelicately as she could, said"C has something she wants to tell you."My 5 year old daughter drifted to me, … Read more about Stay the hell away from my daughter.
Today is about you, my friend.I want to tell you some things, things that you probably won't understand until you are much older. Maybe you'll even be a Daddy yourself when you feel what I'm going to tell you, and I hope you feel most of it for yourself.Boys think their Daddys aren't scared of … Read more about A letter to my son.
On Friday 13th as Paris was devastated by a terrorist attack, I like the rest of the nation watched closely to the media as the details were released. By the time I left Omni's corporate office Friday night, the story was gradually unfolding. At the same time, officials from the city and the Omni … Read more about Solidarité: Dallas Pays Tribute To Paris (Photos)
Have you ever considered what it would mean to change? To really change? To look at your life, who you’ve been and who you are, and what you’ve done, and make the decision to be someone else from that moment forward? My Dad has Parkinson’s. He’s been ill and declining for more than 10 years. It’s … Read more about Forgiveness and Change.
I couldn't find inspiration in the topics that MamaKat had outlined today, so I am creating my own. Call it marching to the beat of my own drum, call it childish insolence, whatever. I call this topic, "how to find a private moment with your best friend."1. Location - selecting your environment is … Read more about How to eat chocolate when no one is watching.
There's a volcano in northeastern New Mexico called Capulin Volcano. It rises off the plain, and seems to stand totally alone atop the lava flow that came from it. But the volcano isn't the story today. There's a house that sits on the plain at the base of it. At the foothills to the foothills … Read more about Someone lived here, and life was epic-hard.
Long overdue for writing a post with actual words rather than just clicking a camera, I know. Not that you care. echo echo echo So recently I beat a speeding ticket. Or as some better-and-holier-than-thou types would say, "narrowly avoided the consequences to my actions when I broke the law which … Read more about How to fight a speeding ticket.
She started a life full of promise. She was bright, infectious, funny. And then she started down a couple of bad paths, and they led to a couple more. It soon became clear that she had problems, and her problems became our problems. And ultimately she died far too young on February 12, 2010, at the … Read more about I had a sister named Tara.
I was in love once. A crazy, reckless love that proved to be a blissfully emotional time in my life. She was spicy, fulfilling, and she made me feel like I was the only one in the world for her. And then one day, quite suddenly, she was gone. Her name was Burrito Zacatecas, and she disappeared. … Read more about A Burrito For The Ages.
Hi. My name is Jay, and I am a Grossophobe.I've never eaten a booger. This being my blog and not needing to impress to any great degree, I can tell the truth. I've never eaten a booger, but I saw friends do it when I was younger, and they didn't seem to think anything of it. When I saw a classmate … Read more about The Evolution Of Gross.