Category Archives: Letters

Protest Beard

So, I’m growing a protest beard, to stand in solidarity with those who have suffered without power through the current summer heat wave. As part of this effort, I decided that it would be apropos to take an analytical cross-section … Continue reading

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The Times China Desk

In a note to readers posted online yesterday, The New York Times announced to the world that it, like so many other multi-nationals, was going to China. Not surprisingly, the China edition is web-based for now, and according to an … Continue reading

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Homero Aridjis on Walmart

In his op-ed in The New York Times today, former ambassador and poet Homero Aridjis sums up nicely the problem with corruption in Mexico. He basically posits that corruption is so ingrained in the culture of Mexico that it should … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Walmart, Google and the FCPA

So, over the weekend, the New York Times published a report that tore a hole in Walmart de Mexico and its longstanding and continued commitment to bribery in Mexico. The article surfaced seven years late, as the result of an … Continue reading

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Strong Piece of Reportage

I found this to be a particularly nice piece of prose from this Rolling Stone dispatch by Matt Taibbi: “Bank of America should have gone out of business back in 2008. Just as the mortgage market was crashing, it made … Continue reading

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A montmartre dirge

Lyrics from an old tune, apropos of a September Saturday… bon temps mes amis it’s no longer the evening and I have been drinking again I’ve toasted myself in spite of my health I will roll ‘em on over again … Continue reading

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Public-Private Media

Budgeting is never fun. City, county and state revenues have been in the toilet for a while now, without much light at the end of the tunnel. Long debates have been had over government largesse, and building some sustainability into … Continue reading

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The Quickening: As Seen On TV Goes Mobile/Social

Really, it was only a matter of time. Some of us had seen it coming, but it was inevitable all along. Social media – whatever your thoughts on it may be – has created a large, dynamic and measurable advertising … Continue reading

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Good clean content

What makes a good promotional product? Certainly, it depends on who you ask. I’ve been doing some promo and production work, using my modest media savviness, for the upcoming independent release of an album and surrounding tour of a musician … Continue reading

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Welcome to the blogoshpere

Let’s kick this engine over. New year, new resolutions, new blog and no overbearing format. Yes, this is a place where you can get to know my work, find my contact information, etc., but it’s going to be deliberately open … Continue reading

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