R.I.P. Maya Angelou

  #154876230 / gettyimages.com When I was in film school, she sent me a donation check for my thesis film after I wrote her a letter explaining how we needed gas to get to our many locations. I never knew her and she never knew me. The NYU staff made a copy of...
Love, Love, Love

Love, Love, Love

  Consumer backlash can often shut down an advertising effort, whether it’s worthy or not. This time the negative comments were countered with an even more impactful, media-grabbing response. Click here to view.
What’s their story?

What’s their story?

I was away during Hurricane Sandy, stranded in Miami at a marketing conference. Sounds like a sweet deal but, as a Brooklynite, I was so worried about my peeps back home I didn’t quite relax by the pool. I was glued to the screens, scavenging for images on...

Out With The Old (kinda)

Although I harbor nostalgia for towns like this beautiful little one above, I wouldn’t want to live there. The great Robert Frost put the best words to the passing of the old and the coming of the new for me. Reluctance (posted in The Gladdest Thing) Out through...

Inspiration

Recently the New York Times devoted its magazine feature to inspiration. They focused on quite a few writers and elicited quite a few head nods from me. I was most stirred by the interview with Junot Diaz. I had never heard of him so I felt like I made a big...