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The Downside Of The Applause Meter

Last week, I volunteered to participate in a video testimonial shoot for a well-known suite of software that provides real-time web metrics: unique visits, page views, video streams, etc. Yes, I love the camera. I enjoy talking about my job. And I appreciate the...

Living In The Fish-Eyed Lens, Part II

I was in the frozen food section, just a few aisled off course in the neighborhood Food Emporium (list: coffee, half & half), when I remembered. “You’re not a Juice Head,” Snooki said. “You’re a Lean Cuisine.” More than 48...

Goodnight Moonlight Baby

Last night, I bumped into Justin Bieber just seconds prior to his VMA performance of “Baby.” Just twenty-four hours later, my own baby was back in my arms. This year’s awards marked my first prolonged absence from Maggie since she was born. I was in Los Angeles...

This Is It (This Is Really Happening)

All the way from JFK to LAX (the part I was awake, anyway), all I could hear was the voice of Ryan Adams screaming in my ears. “Don’t waste my time; this is it! This is really happening!!! This is really happening!!!” My brain was on the right lyric,...

Radio City Station

For at least a day now (it’s been tough to keep track, frankly; the last few have been punctuated by black holes where my memory used to be), my email inbox has been slammed by a steady flow of identical, potentially editorially-salient spam comments: Buy...