Inspiration: Setting standards for e-commerce customer experiences

When I started the doll story project more than a year-and-a-half ago, I purchased a lot of older dolls online new in boxes with the idea of keeping the ones that fit the story then simply re-selling those that didn’t. I’d received many a sloppy and damaged box from ebay doll purchases, so when I…

Studying for the Law School Admission Test

Words matter. The day after my last post I had an epiphany, a really major epiphany. Huge. So huge I had to gather my thoughts before I could put it here. Why the loss of publishing hit me so hard emotionally? Because words matter. When I went into publishing decades ago, there were only three…

Podcasts remind me of old-time radio shows. I wonder … hmmm…

I’ve been listening to a podcast series on podcasting basics and it is turning out to be far more interesting than I thought it would be! I’d only listened to a few podcasts prior and thought they were kind of cool; I wanted to learn more. I started my media career in radio at the…

Dolls don’t talk back. Or do they?

Dolls in all their various forms have been relevant in story telling for thousands of years, if not longer. From stuffed corn husks shaped into forms to ceremonial dolls, to GI Joe and Barbie with their detailed uniforms and designer gowns, to guys with sticks and stones demonstrating game plays in the sand. Perhaps, all…

Is my paper bias showing? Probably.

As much as I appreciate the all-access media of today, I do miss traditional magazines and vetted publishing. At a more base level, I simply miss the ink on paper, that distinctly awful, yet wonderful smell of the books as the roll off the presses; yes, the stories are still there, we just have to…