popcorn and clapperboard

When I lived in New York, I was a regular at film festivals and loved the experience.  Film festivals have provided a venue for many iconic blockbusters, and independent and rising directors, actors, and producers use film festivals to introduce their work to audiences.  Film festivals level the competitive playing field between large budget studios…

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Man covering nose while coughing

The CDC has some bad news for the restaurant industry that they published earlier this week.   According to the CDC, among people who are afflicted with COVID-19, they are twice as likely to have reported restaurant dining in the 14 days prior to becoming ill than those who tested negative.   However, there was no reported correlation between gatherings…

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Man with computer who forgot password

I really hate it when I forget my username or password to an important website! This almost always seems to happen when I am with a client, customer, my wife, or kids. When I saw the below on Facebook I was reminded of the last time I had to reset my password.   WINDOWS:  Please enter your…

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Time To Vaccinate!

Every year we hear grim mortality statistics relating to the seasonal flu.  In the last two years, an estimated 80 million Americans contracted the flu and approximately 95 thousand people died as a result (click this link for CDC statistics).  Unfortunately, as long as COVID-19 is with us, the mortality risk from contracting the flu has increased (no…

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I miss traveling by air.  Since COVID-19 started I have been afraid to fly and instead drove from Florida to Colorado and then a few weeks later drove from Florida to Cleveland.  I feel like I have been living in a car for the last 4 months.  But, are my fears of air travel rational? …

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Yesterday I sent you an email summarizing a Duke University study of various masks and their effectiveness at protecting us from COVID-19.   Today, I want to let you know about my personal mask study.   My study asks three questions: What is the safest mask?  Which is the most fashionable mask?  What kind of mask sends…

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Man on Mars

Offered through Groupon (57% off of the regular price) Tucked between the usual daily Groupon offerings of dental braces, Costco memberships, and manscaping shears, was today’s extra-special offer of 57% off the price of an acre of land on Mars.   This Groupon offer immediately caught my attention.  After all, staking a claim to land on…

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Man With Low Back Pain

I have chronic back pain and I don’t know many adults who don’t suffer like me.  And, COVID-19 is making things worse for me and many others.    Why are we suffering more back problems?  It’s a combination of lack of exercise, weight gain, anxiety, and depression.  Most of us are sitting around doing less but…

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