Monthly Archives: November 2013

The artful coloration of prose

I sometimes sit back and wonder when people write books, especially ones that deal with things like psychological or emotional issues, religion and what not, why they insist on using language that only Mensa members understand or comprehend…. I mean, I write like I speak generally, I try not to confuse my self or my listeners with words they need a dictionary to understand.. so why do authors insist on writing in this “text book” style?.. Beats the crap outta me, perhaps its their egos, perhaps their peers will see it and think.. “wow he used the word perfunctorily in a very descriptive way”… what a load of crap.. people don’t speak at dinner parties like this do they?.. If I were on a an elevator with you and used the word “perfunctorily”, would you know what I was talking about?.. yeah, me neither.. by the way,, it means characterized by routine or superficiality.. yeah whatevs.. just don’t use it in radio ad copy ok?.. seriously don’t

The Power of a Positive Attitude

I had a conversation with my life coach (read psychoanalyst) yesterday regarding some decisions I needed to make in my professional life. She suggested that I release the negative connotations in my life and only see things in the positive.. ie; “I will find a better paying job.. I will be a better Dad, I will be a better husband”… etc. I find this to be easier said than done. Granted it is not going to happen overnight, it will take time, due diligence and an honest effort to try not to think in the “negative”.. examples you ask.. sure..
“Wow its such a beautiful sunny day today”….
my response would have been.. “yeah but it’s supposed to rain”.. see what I’m getting at?,,, not that rain is a bad thing, but instead of enjoying the moment of the sunny day and basking in it’s glorious rays of life and abundance (that’s an inside joke for my wife).. I almost always chose the negative response.. starting today.. I’m not going to do that, I’m going to get that better paying job, I’m going to be a better Dad, Husband and friend.. I am going to live life in the POSITIVE.. there… I feel better.. oh man looks like rain…

Talk Radio? Podcast?. Hmmmmm

So, I was just sitting around dubbing some barter spots in and listening to Rush (he’s on one of the stations I produce for) and I’ve always wanted to do talk radio, I am a talk radio junkee actually. It all started with 9/11 and from that day forward I rarely listened to music radio anymore, it just wasn’t important enough to me to let it creep into my eardrums, I wanted news, and I wanted it now.. then the internet exploded with every bob, tom and harriet using talk radio to convey their thoughts, their impressions, their diatribes and yes their comedy (adam corrolla).
This leads me to believe that, I too, can delve into this lucrative talk radio scenario and share my thoughts, dreams, aspirations, and recipes for crab dip with the world…

How to do it? hmmm blog-talk radio is an option, but marketing that seems a little difficult… getting a PD to listen to 4 minutes of my banter? better.. but unless you’re in a top 30 market you’ll never make any money in it.. ( my opinion any way..).. so what to do.. what to do.. need to do something more to increase my personal wealth to help my family live the life we deserve.. hmmmm my thoughts on this ramble like a tumble weed through Tombstone.. I’ve got to explore this further.. in the mean time,,, I’ve another book to narrate and one on my plate already that I’ll strive to compete by the holidays..