Toward an anti-racist world

Toward an anti-racist world

We, white business owners and colleagues, need to do better. Even if we've been working toward an anti-racist world this whole time, we need to work harder now. "Racism isn’t just Black people’s problem; it’s everyone’s problem because it erodes the fabric of...

COVID-19: Emotional health tips

Stay-at-home orders can make you feel a little nutty.(Me in 1980. Not sure why I had my pants on my head, or why my Dad had the camera ready) Advice for managing emotions during the pandemic Dealing with the physical health challenges of a pandemic, especially during...

#COVID-19: Staying emotionally well

Animal reminds you to breathe, via GIPHY These are strange days, indeed. Even if you're a pro at working remotely, even if you like a cave-like existence, forced isolation can be emotionally challenging. I asked my good friend Fox Vernon, a professional therapist, to...
Freelancer Appreciation Week

Freelancer Appreciation Week

How to show freelancers you care, this week and every week. Like a lot of agencies, we rely on freelancers. And as a former freelancer myself, I work hard to follow that old golden rule and treat people like I'd want to be treated. Here are some tips for showing your...

Holiday Gift Guide for Writers

If you're still looking for gift ideas for writers, co-workers and friends on your list -- or for that pesky office Secret Santa gift -- I've got you covered. Gifts for co-workersMore gift ideas for anyone on your list (branded content created for Staples)Gift ideas...

Extending the ladder

to high school journalists It meant a lot to me as a high school journalist to meet and learn from pros already in the field. Luckily, one of my Dad's best friends and poker buddies was the editor of the local paper, Jim Shumaker (on whom the Shoe cartoon was based)....