Last Friday, I posted this photo on Facebook: I posted the photo on Facebook because I liked the image and also because my social media feeds seem dedicated to the idea of Random Uber Alles – and people like it. Wherein lies a tale. I speak with a lot of authors and artists, either in my attorney role or while wearing my artist’s hat. (OK, you caught me. It’s not a hat – it’s a sparkly cape and Batman underoos – but I digress.) Most of them ask advice about social media, and people often inquire about the way to “Establish An Online Presence” because it’s increasinglyRead more
We Interrupt This Tuesday For Turkey Turf Wars
Yesterday morning, I woke up and headed to the office to write (holiday Mondays are writing days around here, in case you wondered). I said hi to the cat, started the coffee, and walked into the office … to see a three-foot turkey staring in at me through the window. NOT your usual Monday at the office. I ran for my camera. By the time I returned he had left the window and headed into the (neglected through the winter, and in desperate need of pruning) rose bed. But there wasn’t just one turkey among the roses. There were seven. My friend Tom the GiantRead more
Amazon Needs to Get Out of My Head.
On one of my flights home from Atlanta, I had a conversation about the speed and the convenience of Amazon’s delivery system. At one point I made a joke about “unmarked Amazon vans sitting outside houses, stocked with the items Amazon’s guessed you want to buy, so you’ve no sooner pressed the purchase button than the doorbell rings.” IT WAS A JOKE, PEOPLE. Until this morning, when I discover that Amazon really is experimenting with same-day delivery systems. Amazon’s reading my brain waves again. And frankly, that’s not a good thing. I just hope they’re sharing the signal with StarbucksRead more