Anyone who has worked with a staff of more than around 10 employees has seen an auto generated email before. One day Bob is at his desk, the next day he’s not. His extension no longer works. The family photos and matchbox cars that littered his cube are missing. Where’s Bob? Has anyone seen Bob? A… Continue reading You’ve Been Sent
What are under words? The dialog that is subtext or subconscious reasoning? Perhaps they are the summation of our thoughts that live beneath our out words and actions. The film Carol portrays the inner workings of several characters set against the backdrop of an early 50’s New York City. What is especially captivating is the… Continue reading Under Words
It would seem that a successful trajectory would not accommodate the concept of anonymity. Perhaps a more realistic journey would be a quiet, simple start concluding with a bang of fame. But, what if what is meant to be is the opposite: not the desire for an upward climb to accolades and prestige, but… Continue reading Anonymous Fame
It wasn’t a full pocket yesterday and he barely had enough today, but somehow, someway the pocket never emptied. It wasn’t empty the day a homeless woman tugged at his arm and asked to be fed. It wasn’t empty the morning he woke up and saw the broken wheel of the bike by his driveway,… Continue reading A Pocket Full of Life
How do I tell my printer that my computer just isn’t that into it? The message couldn’t be clearer: the printer and computer are failing to communicate. How do I know it’s my computer and not my printer? Because my printer is trying. It is dishing out pages of documents stored in the cue from… Continue reading Failure to Communicate
We have all been on the receiving, and perhaps at times, the giving end of a hand gesture. I am speaking about those of the anonymous nature. For example, when we are driving alone in our car, in a hurry, and not pleased with the vehicles either in front of behind us. We know that… Continue reading Hand Gestures
Deep within every one of us is the equilibrium of flight. From our limited vantage point of mortality, a sense of purpose. We know what we are born to do, even in the absence of meaning. No matter what it looks or feels like, we are moving towards remembering. It’s never really about the what… Continue reading Grounded.
What a different experience Major Nelson would have had if his precious genie had been on the bottle instead of in it. Of course the nature of situation comedy is that chaos must ensue, and so there was a lot of that to go around. But, in the end his Jeannie came through for him.… Continue reading Genie on the Bottle
Four hundred years ago we weren’t here, in this form anyway. We didn’t have any wi-fi that was too slow or the ability to ping our next appointment forward to our office mate. We just didn’t. And it didn’t matter that we didn’t. A 17th century thrill ride was the prospect of star-gazing. Of course,… Continue reading Living The Impossible Dream
When Roseanne busted onto the scene she brought with her a unique brand of comedy, but beyond that she brought a spotlight to what it means to work hours for next to nothing. She introduced viewers to the working class in a way that hadn’t been fully explored on prime time. I imagine it was… Continue reading Next Stop Cogville!