Category Archives: friends

In the Digital Playground with Tom Campbell

Rarely during one’s life does a totally unique and alien concept arise to firmly grab hold of the attention strings that dangle so precariously – and with such vulnerability – from our minds. I’d like to open your eyes to … Continue reading

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The Viral Manifesto

If I’ve learned anything about marketing on social media and the internet it is that things don’t have to be “good” to go viral and be extremely popular. In fact, very often there is an inverse relationship (Rebecca Black I’m … Continue reading

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What If All Viruses Went Viral?

Here’s how I summarize my struggle for recognition as a writer: I am a virus. I am like an insect laying eggs in as many strategic poops as I can in the hopes that the environment is just right in … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Gifts for the New Civilization (Post 2012 Mayhem)

I recently posted a question on Twitter that drew an ASTOUNDING number of responses. Zero actually, but that’s not the point. The question was: What 5 things representative of humanity and human progress would you want preserved to help return civilization … Continue reading

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I Should Have Given It to Her

This past April, I was flying back from a business trip in Atlanta when a loud, obnoxious 35-40 year  old woman was bombastically speaking to a stranger as they took their seat in the row in front of me. I didn’t like … Continue reading

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Twitter, Wagon Monkeys and the Social Genius Solution

I have 63 people following my Twitter account @LessonsOfLunacy. I don’t know any of them and they don’t know me. I’m also fairly certain that they have no real interest in anything I have to say. I doubt they even read my … Continue reading

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My Excuse? Hey, Imma Writer!

In my third novel, Backgammon, I modeled a sexually ambiguous character after a close relative. “It” passes gas inappropriately, has a most unbecoming gait and constantly has its integrity challenged. I don’t believe a more unflattering reference is possible, although … Continue reading

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The Last Leaf Falling

“Doesn’t he look like George?” my wife asked me this past Sunday? “No. No, he doesn’t,” I responded…which was strange, because I think everyone looks like George. Or should I say that I see George everywhere these days. George was … Continue reading

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