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The Golden Age of Windbags

July 11, 2016


We are living in “The Golden Age of Windbags.” You cannot escape them, you cannot ignore them, and you have to accept them as part of our uber-hip, weird, talk-to-me culture. Their mouths run like water, words evaporating into the nothingness of time and space, only to be replaced by another flood of bloviation. We […]

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Lost

July 5, 2016


The television series “Lost” was one of my family’s favorites. All of us would gather every Wednesday evening for the latest installments. I was often shouted down: “Dad, shut up!” or “Nobody wants to hear it, Taylor,” because I couldn’t restrain myself from opining. Partly because I was frustrated with the story lines. And partly […]

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EUR-IN-LUCK! (The Mason-Brexit Doctrine)

June 27, 2016


Hi, everyone. I’m in London as you read this. Yep, London. England. The epicenter of the “Brexit” vote last week, the nerve center for all things worldly, financial and political for the future of Europe – and maybe the planet – as we know it. Current events have made this old city a hotbed of […]

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Chicagoland

May 16, 2016


I first heard it as a child, watching on television or hearing it on the radio. “Chicagoland.” It was used in commercials: “Your Chicagoland Ford Dealer!” or “Chicagoland jewel stores!” They said it on the news: “Chicagoland was stunned by striking union workers today.” The word made it sound like a mystical, magical, fantastical place […]

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The Road Less Taken

April 18, 2016


I’m busy. Start here: I’m booked at the Hilton in New York City, the one in mid-town, the convention hotel with the high prices and endless hallways and conference rooms that stretch for a couple of blocks. My client is a lobby, an on-the-way-to-extinction energy industry group (guess which one!) and I can safely use […]

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