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”

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”

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 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”

Past, present and future

“Sometimes the lights all shinin on me; Other times I can barely see. Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it’s been…” -Truckin’ from the Grateful Dead April 14, 1980 until September 6, 2018: 1,211,846,400 seconds 20,197,440 minutes 336,624 hours 14,026 days 2003 weeks and 5 days 38 years, 4 months, 25Continue reading “Past, present and future”