One Human, One Block, One Year: An Idea for Solving Homelessness

So file this under pie in the sky, hopeless ideas that have no chance of coming true. Unless, that is, one person tries to get it going. NPR published an interesting article the other day about Homelessness in Seattle. One stat stood out: "According to the latest count, in January, more than 3,700 people live on the streets of King County. Th…

An Open Letter to MLS and the MLSPU

Dear MLS Players and Owners: With all due respect, you guys are idiots if you allow this season to start with a strike. I understand both sides of the issue. Your league is experiencing the most growth it's ever seen. The players feel they should benefit from all their sacrifice, and the owners feel like this is no time to upset the economic …

Advice for New Grads Seeking Those “Jobs” Things

Young people seem to like to ask me about how to get a job. Sometimes I think they don't really want my advice and just want me to actually "give" them a job, but I get asked all the same. So here are a few quick thoughts for you new grads. In no particular order. 1) No one wants to "give you a job." People do want you to "work for them." The…

How Marketing is Like Little League

Every spring, tens of thousands of dads, friends, uncles and even moms embark on the gratifying, frustrating and always surprising journey of coaching a Little League baseball team. Other than Crossfit and Fantasy Football, there may not be an activity that is so mind-absorbing to you - and that absolutely no one around you wants to hear about. …

A Simple Writing Dream

I had a ridiculous thought this morning that I'll share for no particular reason. We have thousands of Irish bands here in the U.S. I wonder if any of the ones like the ones I follow (Dropkick Murphy's, Flogging Molly, the Blaggars, the Real McKenzies, etc...) ever actually make a tour of Ireland. And I wonder how well received they are when pl…

Random Thoughts and Things Left Unsaid – April 2013 Edition

Life was a little too busy in April, and I have a bunch of half-finished blog posts to show for it. Rather than try to finish them, here were my thoughts for the month, in no particular order. Thanks to Art Thiel of SportsPress Northwest for letting me write about my trip to the Colorado Rapids v Sounders game on 4/20. I didn't think it was a v…

Why Doesn’t Google Buy Delicious?

So, I need an easy way to grab a url, and drag it to one of my groups. Google needs a reason to make me use Google Plus.  This seems like a no-brainer. Currently, I use my Delicious Button in my Bookmarks to keep track of links.  But how much more useful would that be if I could also share it and choose what circle to drop it in from that but…