My Mom passed away about six months ago. My Mom and Dad had been together for 73 years. She was the love of my Dad’s life. My Dad is 90 years old now, living on his own for the first time in his life. He and I watched the returns from Continue Reading…

The Must-Know Secrets of Making Videos Go Viral

First Kiss

Researchers have been studying the secrets of making videos go viral.  Today’s article about viral videos in The New York Times is well worth reading. The #1 secret is… Evoke Emotion. “If you want to melt the Internet, best to traffic in emotion, researchers have found. The emotional response can Continue Reading…

Jill Abramson’s Salary Should Have Been Lower Than Her Male Predecessor


Rumors are flying. The scuttlebutt is that Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of The New York Times, was paid less than her predecessor, a man, Bill Keller. Supposedly, she was outraged at the compensation discrepancy. Others have chimed in suggesting that this is heresy. As a New York Times’ Continue Reading…

Walk Into The Future

Walk into the Future

I saw the movie “Her” last night. The director wanted to depict Los Angeles in the future. So they filmed much of the movie in Shanghai. What does that say?