Last Saturday, I and about 70 other folks spent the day in a Jiffy Lube turned home turned event venue off Greenville Avenue talking about “ideas worth spreading” related to education. The brainchild of Jack Vroom (proprietor of said home), TEDxRadEd pushed the concept of the independently organized TED event to a new level. Most [...]
Given my proclivities, it’s strange I don’t make it to DFW Interactive Marketing Association meetings more often — however, it tends to be a very agency-heavy crowd, and thusfar, that hasn’t really been my world. (I appear to be the only attendee who Tweeted anything about the talk. Discuss…) But today I was thrilled I [...]
Sad news today, as federal Weed & Seed funding is running out for the Ferguson Road Initiative (FRI) and numerous other communities around the country. FRI holds a special place in my heart, partly because of the good work it does to improve my neighborhood, but largely because it was a major inspiration for the neighborhood [...]
I went to yesterday’s Schieffer Symposium on the News at TCU and found myself involuntarily Tweeting. So, I thought I’d see how it looked to cover an event (mostly) by Tweet. After the jump, a Storify embed:
Late to this because of travel in the interim, but last Wednesday, I rounded up my pals Jeremy Dunck and Paul Watler to go to the first meeting of BlockCamp, a new group dedicated to making Dallas / Fort Worth-area public data accessible. This has long been a passion of mine, something you can see [...]
I’m seeing an unhappy, but perhaps necessary trend in business relationships of late, one that may well be born of our troubling economic times. I can ‘splain best with an example: Last year, Google approached my company about becoming an “Authorized Adwords Reseller.” The courtship, ramp-up and launch process was high-touch. We had lots of [...]
From one of my attorney friends, posted from Facebook with the name changed to protect the honest: “Chelsea” offers a secret to my FB friends. We look up your FB pages during jury selection. Just sayin… 2:58pm – Comment Like all things, can be used for good or evil. I like.
Saving the banking industry means saving banks. Saving the auto industry means saving car makers. Saving the free press does not mean saving newspapers.
Previously posted treacle aside, I like my Christmas songs like I like my humor– dark. Provides a nice place to whistle. I went on a big Christmas song kick this year. Here are my current faves:
I’m pretty firmly against the slew of bailouts being proposed or in process. It’s not that I’m insensitive to the impact of the fall of certain industries or the unemployment that follows. It’s that I don’t believe that the money, which is at some point finite, will make a difference in badly broken businesses. So [...]
I’ve been writing about this for a while now, but with every passing day — even without media hype — it becomes clearer to me that we are in the early stages of hard times beyond the most devout Cassandra’s ken. You can say that people saying things like this are turning this recession depression [...]