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Interview: Brian Shulman on music pioneer and businessman, Stan Shulman

Interview: Brian Shulman on music pioneer and businessman, Stan Shulman

Brian Shulman is a business colleague and friend who’s been a profound influence in my life both professionally, as a software innovator and businessman, and personally, as a mentor of tremendous character.  Brian is not involved in the music industry himself, but I was fascinated to learn about his late father, Stan Shulman, who was Continue reading Interview: Brian Shulman on music pioneer and businessman, Stan Shulman

Professional Advertising Is Dead. Long Live Advertising.

About eight years ago,  I started to notice a bizarre phenomenon.  I was paid by people to make things look “professional,” yet I repeatedly noticed that consumers were suspicious or oblivious to much of the visual language that was established by the past century of professional ad design.  I looked around for some theorist to Continue reading Professional Advertising Is Dead. Long Live Advertising.

Sportsmanship Program Aimed at Bettering Sun Belt Student-Athletes, Coaches, and Administrators

I’m pleased to announce that Learning Through Sports has launched their online Sportsmanship Learning Platform for the Sun Belt Conference Universities. My team and I were honored to play a central part in the design and actionscript programming. Entering its 34th year of athletic competition the Sun Belt Conference and its member institutions continue to Continue reading Sportsmanship Program Aimed at Bettering Sun Belt Student-Athletes, Coaches, and Administrators

Knoxville Tragedy Spotlights Hate In Sensationalist Media

Hate is hate. I don’t condone it in any fashion. The Knoxville man who opened fire on a children’s playing of “Annie” at a Unitarian church was clearly a man looking for someone to blame for his hardships. His conflation of “losing his government subsidies (food stamps)” and “hating liberals” belies his misunderstanding of the Continue reading Knoxville Tragedy Spotlights Hate In Sensationalist Media

Watts The Solution?

The future of the American energy crisis is clean electricity. With clean electricity we can power our current interstate infrastructure, keep our car culture, and continue to enjoy our transportation independence. We can move goods around the country, and actually do it cheaper than ever before.

Forget-Me-Nots Rock the Radio Cafe

I had a blast playing with Richard and Jason at the Radio Cafe Friday night. Great crowd. Great performances also by Colin Wade Monk and Hitchcock Circus. Richard’s songs are smart pop-rock numbers with unforgettable hooks and clever storylines. The ‘Nots’ sound has quickly evolved into Uncle Tupelo meets early Replacements, with the rawness and Continue reading Forget-Me-Nots Rock the Radio Cafe

Health Care: Why is it so damn expensive?

My brother, Adam emailed me this morning about a whopping hospital bill he received for a recent visit to the ER… “Eighteen-Hundred freaking dollars for an IV and a gurney???” Absurd, isn’t it? We all know horror stories like this. A simple visit to the hospital because of a real emergency (like severe dehydration, in Continue reading Health Care: Why is it so damn expensive?