My Coolest Phone Call Ever

My Coolest Phone Call Ever

This is one of my favorite photos of all time. It was taken 25 years ago this month, in the real press room at the real White House, with me holding my then-six-month-old daughter at the podium. We were not having a press conference. We were there thanks to my...
Movie Review: “Richard Jewell”

Movie Review: “Richard Jewell”

Overzealous. That’s the word to describe the three major characters in Clint Eastwood’s new movie “Richard Jewell.” Jewell was a security guard who noticed an abandoned backpack under a bench at Centennial Park in Atlanta during the 1996 Summer...
What’s In This Food?

What’s In This Food?

I’m not a foodie. I like relatively plain (as opposed to fancy) foods, my body can’t handle anything higher than “mild” on the spicy scale, and I get frustrated when I look over a menu and see ingredients I’m not familiar with. That...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

My old friend Andrew Sherman wrote this terrific piece about how baby boomer business owners are not prepared in regards to what happens to their companies when they want to retire. This is a serious problem for a ton of small businesses — as well as their...
Picture Of The Day

Picture Of The Day

This is such a good example of what a trailer should be — funny, clever, with a tease about the movie’s plot without tipping it in a rapid-fire edit of scenes that give the jokes away. “Mother” wasn’t as great as the three movies he...
Four Random Thoughts

Four Random Thoughts

I am not one bit shocked to hear the Loop Trolley in University City is shutting down at the end of this month. The mayor and other authorities claim it’s only temporary, that they need time to figure out a way to make it successful. I say they should have done...