Resist: The Tyranny of Photo Releases

Warning: this is a wayward rant about a writing conference practice that intersects with another favorite topic: business.  Lately I’ve been thinking about what ails our world, and my thoughts have centered on the role of predatory capitalism— an approach to business that maximizes the delivery of wealth to investors and executives at the cost … Continue reading Resist: The Tyranny of Photo Releases

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Me Too

I’ve debated whether I should add to the “me-too” lists enumerating the atrocities women have experienced from the Harvey Weinstein-type men of the world. I’ve tried to sort through my feelings on the topic. I have my own lengthy list of bad experiences, but I don’t feel outrage, even though it’s justified. Instead, I feel … Continue reading Me Too

Living in the Apocalypse

Update - I'm not alone in seeing the haunting parallels between human behaviors in the midst of the global warming crisis and Nevil Shute's On the Beach. Here's another perspective from Lit Hub. Will reading dystopian fiction inspire different behaviors? *** Last August, I spent a Saturday evening watching the drag races at Portland International … Continue reading Living in the Apocalypse

Snoring Our Way to Success: A LinkedIn Review

I’m a LinkedIn misfit. When I signed on eons ago it seemed a professional necessity. More recently I’ve gravitated to Facebook for the density of interesting posts. On Facebook people are snarky. They reveal their wit. They’re outspoken, often intelligent, and unafraid of judgment. To move between LinkedIn and Facebook is like late-night channel surfing, … Continue reading Snoring Our Way to Success: A LinkedIn Review