Where’s Your Mojo?

I recently lost my mojo. Not to worry – I got it back. It was a feeling of blankness. More than a feeling, I was in a fog. A fog of confusion, sadness, and worry. What is mojo? How did I know I lost it? Where does it come from? How does it come back? How […]

The Power of Yes

Yes. A powerful positive word. The most positive word. Yet everyone talks about hope. They think about hope. They pray for hope. What a powerful word hope is. Think about its dominance as the unifying and urgent supplication in President Obama’s pursuit of his American dream. What if we take it to its reasonable next […]

The Art of Compromise: Little Steven Style

How do you bring The Rascals, first known as The Young Rascals, to Broadway after all these years? When the members of this legendary group don’t even talk to each other, how can they go on stage together night after night? What do you do? Bringing in a mediator is sometimes the only way to […]


Who would have thought that the one word we all urgently wanted to hear was captured? Today it is our favorite word. Exemplifying triumph over evil. Signifying justice. And emanating calm. After chaos, finally captured. That it was gloriously, triumphantly tweeted by the Boston Police Department made our hearts swell: CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. […]

Meet The Challenge

This question came across my desk recently: “Creating the best visual content is always a challenge, any tips to fight this challenge?” Before I could even consider answering the question, I wanted to shake him and say: “There’s no such thing as fighting a challenge! A challenge is to be met! Deal with it – […]

Born To Run

  A weak verb? All we can say is, read these lyrics: BORN TO RUN ■ Bruce Springsteen   Born to Careen? Born to Dart? Born to Jog?!?!? Case closed.     Image Source: Keyboard Smash Writers Lyrics Source:  Bruce Springsteen official website  

The Words of Downton Abbey

Courtesy of Downton Soup: The Words of Downton Abbey, Season 3 As avid watchers of Downton Abbey, haven’t we all sat up, perked our ears and, scratching our heads, muttered: “Huh? What did Mrs. Hughes just say?” “What was Lord Grantham talking about?” Wordnik to the rescue! In her February 14 Wordnik Blog post, Angela […]


“There are no words.” Isn’t that what people say after a tragedy? Here we are at holiday time. A time of festivity and remembrance, introspection and gratitude. Yet, at this holiday time, when we still hold hope for peace and joy, we also consider a tragedy befallen a community. And we are all a little […]


What do we think of when we think of the word grateful? “Sugar magnolia, blossoms blooming, heads all empty and I don’t care, Saw my baby down by the river, knew she’d have to come up soon for air. Sweet blossom come on, under the willow, we can have high times if you’ll abide, We […]

Carefree vs. Careless

Who doesn’t luxuriate in the feeling of being carefree? Didn’t we feel carefree when we were young? When dreams were unreserved and hopes high. How about now? As much as we still want to dig that carefree, easy feeling, we are older and wiser now. We don’t want to be careless and squander those good […]