May 17, 2020

Today I was out faithfully doing my daily aerobic on my neighborhood walking path, chuffing along, keeping a safe distance from the occasional fellow walkers course; when I came across a number of chalk drawings on the walkway every few hundred yards. Sidewalk chalk dr...

September 20, 2019

"Why do they call it a ‘building?’ It looks like they’re finished. Why isn’t it a ‘built?'"

-Jerry Seinfeld

Like many of you, I love listening to a lot of stand-up comedians. The other day when I was watching the Netflix special Relatable, Ellen DeGeneres was handing out...

July 16, 2019

With a continuing debate over physical and digital preference, I once again look at how it might all work...or not

March 20, 2019

Ahh, the good ole days when you watched a commercial or read a magazine ad featuring a celebrity, sports hero, or cartoon tiger and said, "I'm buying that!". Did we really do that? Agencies and marketing teams would argue that was the only way to get a consumer to buy-...

November 13, 2018

What you played with as a child more than likely influenced who you became as an adult. Seems simple, but have you actually thought about it? I know it certainly shaped who I am and how I look at the world.

We are now in the season for toy talk. What will be the hottest...

October 15, 2018

With licensing, comes a conundrum. At least for me.

We are currently in the midst of all the new consumer licensing and toy trade show season. Happens every year; with all sorts of creators, marketers, salesmen and companies across a vast array of goods, venturing out a...

July 19, 2018

Stop, take a look at that fork in the road.

Deciding which path to take is not often easy, weighing the pros and cons of each direction. It's funny how I've come to this same fork several times in the last few years. Once again, I'm standing here! With a new lens to loo...

September 20, 2017