About this blog
I write about communication, leadership and change, drawing on a 30-year career in journalism, public relations and management.
Category Archives: Getting started
Many years ago when I was a young, budding writer (or so I thought), I received quite a blow to my tender ego from the esteemed scholar and critic E.D. Hirsch Jr. I was at the University of Virginia and … Continue reading
As I write this, the stock market is going crazy, buoyed by news that this weekend’s Black Friday retail sales increased 16 percent to reach a record $52 billion. I also am writing this post somewhat groggily, having stayed up … Continue reading
For much of my career in Washington, I’ve paid close attention to economic indicators and financial markets, something I always found ironic given that I have a master’s degree in English and won an academic prize in graduate school for … Continue reading
I recently celebrated a birthday. It wasn’t one of those milestone birthdays that ends in a zero or five, but, nonetheless, it was a reminder that the years are quickly going by and I am powerless to do anything about … Continue reading
Over the last month or so, I have grappled with naming my new solo public relations practice. Trying to name any new venture can be a real challenge. It reminds me of all the names couples go through trying to … Continue reading