Old Problems for Fox's "New Girl"
As a ten-year old, I could have run any television network. I spotted hits like “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The X-Files,” and “The Practice” way before the masses. (Notable misses include “Profiler,” “The Naked Truth,” and “Caroline in the City” which I will defend to my grave!) Still, I can spot a winner and, more...
The Curious Case of Michael Bloomberg
Waking up this morning to CBS This Morning and an interview between New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and newly-esteemed morning anchor Gayle King Charlie Rose was like watching a bourbon-soaked old coyote play chess against Deep Blue. Not so much in mannerism or diction (or reality), but in the overall impression. This is instructive about the kind of president Michael Bloomberg might be,...
The Humiliation of Resume Writing
I have decided to express my anxiety about crystalizing my experiences in a resumé by writing some more. Here is a sereis of haikus on this process: What counts as a skill? // “Proficent in MS Word” // Who isn’t these days? I answered email. // I attended some meetings. // No third bullet point. How to dress this up? // I’ll use the term “consultant.” //...