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May 27


On Not Thinking With Your Cultural Crotch

May 27, 2021

I fantasize about pugs. Not the way other people fantasize about pugs, mind you—nuzzling them and squeezing them and squealing “oooohhhhhhh!!!!” before scooping them up in their arms for a welcoming, wet kiss (what is wrong with people). Rather, I want to put their tiny little gargoyle heads straight into a vise. (I thought about […]

In: Society & Culture, Unconventional Decisions


Nov 18


I Wrote a Book About Changing Careers—And Here’s My Advice to Donald J. Trump, CAPS PIRATE III

Nov 18, 2020

Walking around the house this morning looking like my best self—AKA with an oversized Columbia fleece and these really, really thin sweatpants from Target that kind of make my ass look like a bouncy miracle???—and that’s when it hit me: Donald Trump really needs to read The Middle Finger Project. Not just because of the […]

In: Politics, Society & Culture, The Book


Oct 6


Can You Be Educated and Ignorant?

Oct 6, 2020

“What is education?” Sounds like a simple question. You think of education and you automatically think of a four-year college degree from someplace with a statue of a man on top of a 200-year-old building, shielding his eyes from the sun as if we are on the horizon of something really remarkable, here. (Namely a […]

In: Politics, Society & Culture


Oct 2


Should You Talk Politics in Business? Or Stay Neutral and Keep Your Mouth Shut?

Oct 2, 2020

THIS WEEK, am I right? I literally didn’t sleep on Tuesday. Then I finally get to sleep, and wake up to this morning. How can you be talking about anything else right now? *cue the person who’s definitely sending out emails right now about making the perfect pumpkin spiced latte* Is that jarring to you? […]

In: Client Scripts and Templates, Communication Skills, Politics, Society & Culture


Sep 25


Why Donald Trump’s Crude Messaging Lands With Rural Voters—Despite Notorious Christian Values

Sep 25, 2020

Alright, well: prepare your stomach for this one. Several friends from my hometown in Northeast Pennsylvania have forwarded me these images from the ground, and I’m forwarding them to you here in an effort to showcase what’s really happening in some places in rural America. This particular gem hails from Scranton, PA—ironically the hometown of […]

In: Politics, Society & Culture


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