Not That You Asked

Stories. Observations. Pet peeves. Brassy, breezy—often funny, sometimes serious—always fast and edgy. A shot of whiskey in a white wine spritzer world.

Society & Culture
Personal Journals
1
Okay, Boomer
What are the Millennials & Gen Z'ers telling us?
6 min
2
Killing Time with Bush Sr.
A quick tale about presidents and a breakfast speech.
5 min
3
Hanging (sort of) with Muhammad Ali
A story about Madison Square Garden, boxing and The Greatest of All Time.
7 min
4
The Hamptons: Uncovered & Understood
A few tips on how to joyfully navigate the summer crush.
5 min
5
Innovation: From Whence It Comes
A funny thing about innovation.
5 min
6
Henry Kissinger & Gore Vidal
A pair of bite-sized anecdotes that pack a punch.
1 min
7
Talk is Cheap When You’ve No Skin in the Game
Wait a minute—not so fast!
2 min
8
Two Household Appliances. Two Problems. Two Ans...
How difficult can this be?
3 min
9
Manhattan: A Riddle
Answering the question "why are you here?"
10 min
10
Selling
The most important skill is not a given.
4 min
11
Team Names & Championships: Have You No Pride?
Sports franchises need to stand taller.
3 min
12
Le Car
How lucky was I?
2 min
13
The Boston Accent
Where to park your car.
1 min
14
Push Back on The Pushback
Be the "A" team: on the spot, in real time.
4 min
15
How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?
Why is there a prominence of dogs?
4 min
16
Guns:, A Way Forward
A possible resolution to the gun controversy in America.
3 min
17
The Men in Blue
The value of having an idea.
5 min
18
Be Careful What You Wish For
A client's inner circle request and an unexpected cost.
4 min
19
No Roadmap? No Problem.
Regardless of career, here's a process that works.
4 min
20
Bye-Bye Books. Terrible stuff.
With books, you'll never be bored.
3 min
21
Roots
Consider your inheritance.
3 min
22
Words & Phrases We Could Do Without
Do these "resonate" with you?
3 min
23
The Five Dollar Special
My first stripe in selling.
6 min
24
Early Mistakes
First impressions count!
6 min
25
Lemons to Lemonade
How the Sports Etcetera agency came to be.
6 min