You have to feel bad for companies like
A clever company name can turn into an adult movie come-on without warning, sucking the value out of a brand all at no fault of a company.

Some people just want to watch the world burn. Others make a really good living starting fires or pouring gasoline on them.

Don’t let them do your thinking for you.

Be the light.

For the record, I only ever attended UCLA as a summer program participant and an extension student. But my father and my son are both Bruins, so I claim association via legacy.

Whenever this cup lands on my desk with the cafe-du-jour, I open up YouTube on one of my screens and call up a live stream from somewhere in New York City.

I am one of those people who is happy to eschew forever any opportunity to live in NYC in favor of occasional visits. But while I have been to the Big Apple several times on business, I have never had an opportunity to visit for the pure purpose of visiting. I do feel like I am missing something.

So a trip is in the offing. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy the City vicariously, allowing my brain to craft a Manhattan in my mind.

Band Name of the Week

Big Alpha Toast

I see this as a grunge metal band made up of huge, hairy dudes dressed like they work in a diner, with white kitchen aprons, white hats, and t-shirts that say stuff like “No, I can’t cook that, but I can eat it.”

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