The Internet Is No Replacement For the Library – Because of Ads

My 5th grader is doing research "online" about elephants.…


What Can You Do With An English Degree? At WCU 2018

On April 3, 2018 I spoke at an event at West Chester…


I Have Been In the Revenge Business So Long

I Have Been In the Revenge Business So Long…

I have been in the revenge business so long, now that…


Kubrick: So I Find That Reading At Random — That Seems Like the Best Approach

“I don’t find any systematic way of reading. it’s a…


Because They Were Able To Use Free Libraries Built by Others

Free software makes it exponentially cheaper and easier…


One of Philly’s “15 Most Daring Entrepreneurs”

I'll just share this tidbit and say thanks Main Line…


Good Writers, Good Readers, Good Publications

Do you read "the paper" (or just read?) just so you can…


MongoDB Gets Sleuthed by SlamData CTO John De Goes

From the "holy cow" section of the stands... Follow John…


Rodney Mullen Explains Skateboarding Like No One Else Has Ever Explained It

There's an intrinsic value in creating something for the…


Are You Walking Down the Street Naked?

“The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re…


UX. It’s Way More Than You Think.

UX is the intangible design of a strategy that brings us…


Failures of Kindness

The inimitable George Saunders delivering words of wisdom…


Don’t Listen to Everything Your Customers Want?

Knowing how to listen to what your customers claim they…


Losing Our Way in the World. Just Don’t Do It.

“Too often in the modern era, we rely on guardians to…


Groupon Is Good For Something. Newspapers Actually.

So, is the Groupon model just a model? And if it is, can…


Content Marketing: Now In Your Patagonia Catalog.

Cool to see bona fide content in Patagonia's clothing…


How Do You Get From Point A To Point B?

Here’s Paul Coelho putting it succinctly.


Sometimes The $%&! Written On the Bathroom Wall Is Legit!

Found these little philosophical gems written on the…


A Nice Little Call to Action from Eastern Mountain Sports

Here's Eastern Mountain Sports shaking up the email…


I Just Got ‘Warm Transferred’. It’s A Southern Thing.

My prefrontal cortex woke up with a jolt. I have honestly…


What’s the Return On Putting Your Pants On In the Morning?

Don't leave home without your pants. It's one of those…


We Need (And Already Have) Better Economic Indicators

Way back in 2009, I noticed that when I went to the bank…


Tim Burton’s Mom, the Key to Artistic Genius and What’s Wrong with America

If you look at children’s drawings, they’re all great.…


If You Want To Contact Us, Don’t Reply To The Email We Just Sent You

Really. That’s what it says at the bottom of an email I…