How to Join the New Internet Famous in 3 Simple Steps


I don’t know about you, but this whole writing and connecting online thing is getting exhausting. You spend hours torturing yourself in an effort to extract some deep dark thought from within your brain only to have it met with the digital equivalent of an underwhelming round of applause. And for what? The hopes of being chosen. Of being Read More

What Is Your Opinion Really Worth?


I don't care what you like. And I care what you don't like. I'm not going to buy something just because you gave it 5 stars. And you are not going to stop me from buying something because you only gave it 1 star. Your opinion has lost all credibility. Its value has been completely diminished. It means nothing. But it's not your fault. It's their Read More

Here is What is Wrong with the World…


I think I figured out what's wrong with the world. It came to me in a sign this past weekend while riding my bike through Massachusetts. It wasn't a spiritual awakening or a vision of the Virgin Mary in my french toast. Nothing like that. Just a sign. An actual street sign. It read: "Please Make an Effort to Drive Safely" It doesn't seem like Read More

Me, Me, Me, I, I, I


Just so we're clear. I don't care about you. I am not going to "Like" your Facebook page. I don't follow your Tweets. I also don't read your blog. And quite frankly, I think it is a bit pretentious of you to think that I should just because you sent me an impersonal automated message asking me to. Don't get me wrong. I want to care. I want to Read More

We is the New Me


It's not about you. Not anymore anyway. Back in the old days, and by old days I mean several years ago, the web consisted of millions of people standing on their proverbial soapbox shouting their message as loudly as they could to anyone that would listen. It worked. In fact, it worked quite well, until of course people decided they didn't like Read More