thoughts on public relations, marketing and a charmed life

And you thought you knew everything about Italians

It’s easy to assume that North American Italian culture is an apples-to-apples comparison to European Italian culture. And if you, like me, assumed that to be the case, you’d be wrong. I recently interviewed a Canadian named Marissa Janzen who lived for two years in Milan for The Expats. She taught at an English school […]

A new year, some new goals

At the beginning of every year, I set new goals. I don’t like to call them resolutions — they just seem harder to keep to me that way. Although I kind of conflate the two in the video I made about it this week. Oops. Anyway, I’m getting back in the saddle with my videos. I don’t […]

YouTube tags: I totally did one

I’ve long been fascinated by the YouTube tag phenomenon. It seems like a good device to use to make a video when you don’t have a topic you really want to discuss. And sometimes, they’re totally funny. So I totally did one. I answered the “17 random questions” tag in my video these week. Check […]

Unbreakable Imperator Furiosa

When I watch a TV show that I like, I become obsessed with it. I’ll watch it all the way through over and over again. It’s really annoying for family and friends. “What do you want to watch?” they ask “30 Rock for the tenth time!” I respond Eyes roll. I bounce in my seat. […]

Achievement unlocked: INBOX ZERO

My work email used to be an oppressive nightmare of thousands and thousands of messages: 21,000 to be more precisely. For over two years, I failed to archive or sort a single message. And so a few weeks ago I undertook a question to sort or delete every messages in there. This video is the […]