April Fool’s Day is no joke!

Did you see the FAIL of Volkswagen’s joke, calling itself Voltswagen? VW is a bit of a joke itself. I know. I bought one of the company’s infamous “cheater diesels.” VW destroyed its credibility forever. The company’s leadership thinks everyone will forget what happened. One of my jobs is to make sure no one willContinue reading “April Fool’s Day is no joke!”

Kent Taylor’s struggle with tinnitus is personal to me

The founder of the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain committed suicide on March 18, 2021. Most would suspect that Kent Taylor had overwhelming financial or family problems. He did not. What drove him to take his own life was tinnitus, which started after his struggle with COVID-19. It persisted and grew so distracting that the founderContinue reading “Kent Taylor’s struggle with tinnitus is personal to me”

Podcast launch: “So I did a thing!”

The launch of BlueGlassesMedia coincided with my desire to set out on my own. To end the frustration of coming up with something really good, only to see the exceptional work of my team poked, prodded and questioned, sucking the energy and positivity gained.It didn’t happen once. It happened again and again. Enough. “So IContinue reading “Podcast launch: “So I did a thing!””

BlueGlassesMedia Content Vision Checkup

If you wear eyeglasses, how often do you get your prescription checked? If you lead a team producing content, how often do you get your content strategy evaluated by an experienced, independent expert? It’s time for you to experience the BlueGlassesMedia Content Vision Checkup. In a series of virtual conversations, a BGM representative will gatherContinue reading “BlueGlassesMedia Content Vision Checkup”

First day of work: January 4, 2021

It’s my first day at work. The commute is great, my office has a nice big window and the breakroom has unlimited free coffee and snacks. This gig at BlueGlassesMedia, LLC feels pretty sweet. Once the company t-shirt arrives, I’ll be set. The boss seems like a good guy. He has a lot of experienceContinue reading “First day of work: January 4, 2021”

“Tom Loebig, TV-10 Action News”

I want to be a TV star. The dream of most college television news majors… Most college graduates armed with a broadcast journalism degree, have aspirations to be a television news anchor or reporter. My first TV job was newscast producer. The producer formats the newscast, works with the anchors and reporter, then coordinates withContinue reading ““Tom Loebig, TV-10 Action News””

Good things come to those who wait

I think one of the worst parts of looking for a new opportunity, is waiting. There are bursts of energy: phone calls, meetings, presentations. You send a thank you note, an email, leave a voice mail followup. And then, you wait. How long should you wait? This article from themuse.com has some answers. But likeContinue reading “Good things come to those who wait”

Thoughts about Pittsburgh, murder and Trump

I’m finally coming out of a mind bending funk, which started Saturday when I first heard of the murder of innocents in my second hometown, Pittsburgh. My first thought was about one of my former Pittsburgh colleagues, David Johnson of WPXI. David has made his home in Squirrel Hill for decades, and I wondered ifContinue reading “Thoughts about Pittsburgh, murder and Trump”

I’m Mad as Hell…in 2018

Have you ever watched the 1976 movie, “Network”?  I did, recently. Here is a clip. You may not remember it. Perhaps you should watch the movie again. Don’t view it in historical terms. Think about “Network” in terms of 2018. Do you see what I see? I’d enjoy reading your comments and have a dialogContinue reading “I’m Mad as Hell…in 2018”