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A Wake Up Call

Mnemonics are wonderful things, even if there isn’t one for remembering how to spell “mnemonics,” as far as I know. The first mnemonic many of us learned was “Thirty Days Hath September, April June and November. All the rest have 31.” Then my teacher wrecked it by adding […]

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Roadkill in River City

O-ho the Wells Fargo Wagon is a-comin’ down the street, Oh please let it be for me! O-ho the Wells Fargo Wagon is a-comin’ down the street, I wish, I wish I knew what it could be! First Voice: I got a second mortgage without asking. Second Voice: […]

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And the Survey Says!

Many years ago, the lease on my car came up and I decided to look at a number of potential replacements. I visited a local car dealer and was quite taken with a particular vehicle. The salesperson was, I thought, a little aggressive, practically dragging me over to […]

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The Twelfth Commandment

Forty-eight years ago, “60 Minutes” debuted on CBS. And 12 years later, I started my career in PR, already wondering why corporate executives ever volunteered to be on the program. That wonderment persists to this day. During my career both in the agency and corporate spheres, there were […]

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I’m Shocked…Shocked!

  On November 23, 2015, Pfizer Inc. issued a press release announcing its intent to merge with Allergan. The press release began with a listing of all of the benefits that the merger would bring. Here’s the entire list. • Creates a new global biopharmaceutical leader with best-in-class […]

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Where the Hell Was the Sugar Lobby?

Yesterday was a red-letter day for the American people. First, the FDA released its quinquennial update of its dietary guidelines and, not surprisingly, they came down pretty heavily on sugar. According to the Feds, the average American oops down 22 teaspoons of sugar every day. That number, by the […]