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The famous writer’s grandfather, a tailor, definitely didn’t advertise

When I read about a famous writer’s grandfather who owned a tailor shop in Brooklyn, I imagine a row of shops manned by first-generation immigrants who patiently await a new client or returning customer. The tailor’s shop is deep and … Continue reading

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Bad people do good things: thinking about Alfred Nobel

The world’s most famous prizes for intellectual achievement are named for the man who invented dynamite. How could that be? Legend has it that the man who invented dynamite, Alfred Nobel, read his own obituary. “The merchant of death is … Continue reading

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Rules for writing online, #142

Don’t ask questions with yes/no answers.

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Esurance mobile app

Esurance mobile app

I was the writer on the first Esurance mobile app. It was a monster collaborative effort that turned out well. So well that Google featured it in something Googly

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“Writer” isn’t a personality trait

I know this, but don’t believe it.

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