Freelance writer, screenwriter, author
Rule of Law or Banana Republic?
Never before in American history has a sitting president or former president been arrested for criminal activities. This may change this week as New York authorities are preparing to indict former president Donald J. Trump on an obscure, yet illegal, activity involving disclosure of funds to pay a call girl. Whether these were business funds, personal funds, or campaign funds, remains in question--as does whether or not it was properly reported.
I Hate Housework
I really cannot stand a messy house, but I really, really hate housework. There isn’t much space to clean, and I go out of my way to make sure things stay in place as much as is reasonably possible. It’s the kitchen counter that creates my nightmare.
America in Crisis
'Make America Great Again' is the political slogan of Donald Trump and his rabid followers. Some question whether America was ever great in the past 20-30 years. A close examination of the past two decades definitely shows a nation in decline.
Facts really do matter. Social media makes it easy to create content on any subject matter. Sharing an opinion is the right of any creator and should not be censored. Masquerading content as news, however, carries a greater opportunity to spread misinformation faster than any time in history. Some content is deliberately created so sow discontent or mistrust or to promote a political agenda. Other content is produced by individuals who genuinely believe that what they are sharing is true, but they failed to do enough research.
Woman Empowering Women
When despair reigns and hope is lost, even the smallest token can brighten a day and replace a tear with a smile. Rachel Warning is doing this one bag at a time through Women Empowering Women, an all-volunteer project that supplies care packages to domestic abuse victims.
Meeting the Original Star Trek Cast
The original Star Trek series first aired in 1966. It has appeared in various re-generations and reboots on television and motion picture. As endearing as all the characters have been–and the actors who portrayed them–there remains something very special about that original series and cast.
USS Indianapolis Heroes
I've always had a fascination about the saga of the USS Indianapolis, an American heavy cruiser that was torpedoed in the waning days of WWII. This story has captivated me since the first time I heard about the sailors that survived five agonizing days afloat in the vast Pacific Ocean, hundreds succumbing to dehydration, sharks, and wounds.
Experience the Exodus REAL Team
The silence was deafening. Over one hundred men, and a dozen staff members, yielded their complete attention to a single speaker. No yawning. No outbursts. No disrespect at all. The powerful message rested not so much in the individual stories they shared, but rather in the emotional attachment they projected in an effort to etch the experience on to the hearts and minds of these men.
Remembering Merritt Butrick
One of Hollywood’s brightest stars was snatched away from us 32 years ago. Merritt Butrick was my friend. He was genuinely hilarious, quite possibly the funniest human being I have ever met. He was so care-free that it was hard to imagine any of life’s troubles ever bothered him. Merritt loved life and was determined to experience it to the fullest.
Branding Your Business on Facebook - Utilizing Search Engines
There are lots of social media platforms that are popular today, but forgetting the immense popularity of Facebook is a strategic error for any business. Instagram, Pinterest, Snap, and Twitter all have their place in any successful, comprehensive marketing plan, but Facebook is the modern day version of the Yellow Pages. Every business needs a presence there.
Branding Your Business on Facebook – Proper Page Creation
Facebook is still an incredible place to market your business, your brand, your event... really anything. Successful online promotion requires a bit more than just creating a post and hoping for the best. There are a few easily learned techniques that can help build your online presence and your "brand" more quickly and with greater success.