Back in the 1800’s, a photograph required hiring a professional with cumbersome equipment. But, George Eastman just wanted to take pictures. That’s him in the photo. So in 1888, he invented flexible roll film and a camera that came preloaded with that film. He named his company, Kodak. Why Kodak? Apparently George liked the letter … Continue reading Don’t Lose Your Way: A True and Tragic Story
If practicality, efficiency, utilitarian functionality, and austerity put a bustle in our hedgerow, then Starbucks would look and feel like a cold-war clinic. All cars would look like a Dodge Aries K with roll-down windows and get 40 MPG. No fancy bourbons, wines, beers, or gins either; just Everclear, which is very efficient, by the … Continue reading High Efficiency Yoga and the Death of Romance
In the 110th episode of Seinfeld, entitled “The Understudy”, J. Peterman is sitting in a restaurant with Elaine and asks, “That Shirt. Where did you get it?” Elaine, not missing a beat, “Oh, this innocent looking shirt has something which isn't innocent at all. Touchability! Heavy, silky Italian cotton, with a fine almost terrycloth like … Continue reading Some People Just Want the Address
While I was studying athletic training at Temple University, one of my mother’s friends came up to me and asked, “Hey Rob, what can I do to get rid of this?”, flicking her triceps fat, while eating a donut. Hmm. Very attractive. As I got into the real answer, she interrupted me with, “No, I … Continue reading Why is Reality a Hard Sell? 3 Questions
Trust is not something that can be earned. It is only given or lost. In the movie, A League of Their Own, there’s a scene at the train station where Jon Lovitz is waiting for two dairy farm workers, played by Gina Davis and Lori Petty, to get on the train. They’re reluctant to board … Continue reading Trust: What’s the Matter?