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An exercise

Luke Sullivan was a wild and crazy copywriter at The Martin Agency in the ‘80s: a perfect caricature of the modern creative as seen by your typical banker.  He played a big role in putting TMA on the map.  In … Continue reading

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Good manners

I haven’t made it a habit to review my posts once they’re posted.  I re-read one or two the other day and realized I’ve been very sloppy.  There are typos, misspellings, grammar mistakes–the whole range of careless mistakes.  I’m not … Continue reading

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A story idea

This will be a change in pace for the blogs. Over the years, I’ve had a few ideas for books/movies/tv shows/songs.  I’ve never brought any of them to life—and for obvious reasons it’s too late for me to do that … Continue reading

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John’s mom.

Ginny and I had a delightful dinner with John and Bunny Adams last night.  He told us some stories about his amazing mother.  I repeat what I wrote last month about him:  it frustrates me that I’ve worked with John … Continue reading

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Writing And Me. (Or is it Writing And I?)

My old friend and creative partner Jerry Torchia writes in response to some of my recent self-deprecations: I have to say this: you ARE as great a writer as everyone keeps saying.   At least believe that. I’m told that a … Continue reading

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Cheating, Pt. 2.

So on 10/8 I post something about cheating.  Then I discover that my beloved NYTimes had a story on the unexpected “thrill of cheating” on Oct. 8.  Check it out at http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/07/in-bad-news-cheating-feels-good/?_r=0 You might also want to check out this:  … Continue reading

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Cheating.

I was thinking about cheating on my wife today.  In fact, I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. We play our own revved up version of Bananagrams.  When I’m not feeling great, it helps if I do something I … Continue reading

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A self-interview

OK, you’ve lost some readers with your thoughts on religion.  What else have you got for us? How about politics? Great. My son Jason, who’s very solidly on the left, considers me a moderate.  I agree with him.  But we’re … Continue reading

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Why two blogs?

I started unfinishedthinking.com to keep family, friends and coworkers up to date on my health issues and how I’m dealing with them. I got a few requests to post my thoughts on other topics.  I could put everything on one … Continue reading

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John by Mike.

My life is an open blog.  I’m better at keeping secrets than my reputation would have you believe, but I don’t keep secrets about myself.  I can’t believe the wonderful life I get to lead—and I want to share it.  … Continue reading

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