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 first took the kids to Klyde Warren Park a couple of years ago, and my daughter had her first encounter with Hare Krishnas...she was mesmerized. Returned this weekend to discover that running through the fountains and dancing in the park are still in high fashion. … Read more about Soaking Wet Krishnas In The Park.
Discovered something recently... You dont gotta be Leo to become a hero to a pretty girl. Or her brother. All you have to do is start grabbing stuff out of your meagerly stocked fridge, and get creative...that's what led to our recent creation of "The Iceberg" Kids Drink Recipe. And since no one … Read more about Icebergs – Kids Drink Recipe
I'm going to start sharing some of the people I HAVE to stay up on every.stinking.week. Fantastic sources of digital/content/social information, people who really know their stuff. Let's take a look at who I can't live without right now, and give them a follow ASAP. Jenn's Trends - Jenn Herman … Read more about 6 Social Media Experts I’m Borderline Stalking.
So a little about this resolution thingy. In October I got to spend my little sister's birthday with her and my brother's family in Colorado going to an epic Jimmy Buffett concert at Red Rocks. Amazing. But the same weekend we went down to Castle Rock and did a workout on some alpine … Read more about Stepping Up.
Great NYE with my favorites. Toasted with a new variation of our drink invention, the Iceberg (it's a drink, long time friends might remember.) This year's version: the "Bloody Countdown", of all names. I'm raising klassy. She's gonna collect a ton of dimes, he's gonna climb 100 floors, and I'm … Read more about Starting Over.
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.
Well, I'm back. I've been threatening to dust off the keyboard for a while, but I found it hard to sit down and write something snarky while everything I had built, wanted, and counted on, crumbled. The past year hasn't gone according to plan. That might be the most mindbogglingly generic … Read more about Forward.