Journaling: Eavesdropping Next Door 

Mom + Pop Culture are a couple of real characters. They could be you, or me, or your in-laws, or the people next door you stopped talking to around the […] Read more »

Journaling: Silent Storefronts

Will Rogers never met a man he didn’t like and suburban shoppers never saw an empty storefront they did like. Vacant venues that once contributed to the local economy and […] Read more »

Journaling: Resolve 

We tend to think of resolutions as reaching beyond the everyday inertia of static behavior that holds us back, even though we know we should be changing for the better. […] Read more »

Journaling: Vote Your Conscience

Endorsing candidates running for public office used to be a standard practice in the media, notably by local newspapers. The trend in recent years, though, is that fewer and fewer […] Read more »

Journaling: Editor’s Sampler

I’m sure most of you more (ahem!) mature readers recall Whitman’s Sampler, which is what our fictional fllm friend Forrest Gump was referring to when he uttered the famous epigram […] Read more »

Journaling: Now You Zee It, Now You Don’t 

Every so often I eavesdrop on a couple of locals whom I call Mom and Pop Culture. Let’s hear what they have to say about a certain bridge…   POP: […] Read more »

Journaling: Culture Vultures

“Wouldn’t it be nice to live in paradise, where we’re free to be exactly who we are, living in a Rainbowland, where you and I go hand in hand. Oh, […] Read more »

Journaling: The New Bard

Have you heard about ChatGPT? It’s from a juggernaut Silicon Valley tech firm named OpenAI. If it sounds like I’m speaking an outer space dialect of English, that’s not far […] Read more »

Journaling: The Heart Facts

Years from now, when football fans can’t quite quickly recall which teams played in the 2023 Super Bowl, what NFL fans and non-fans alike are much more apt to recall […] Read more »

Journaling: Constituents as Customers

Smart customer service is essential to smart business. Three of four business leaders “report a direct link between their customer service and business performance.” That’s courtesy of the 2022 Zendesk […] Read more »