Breathe Deep

Breathe Deep

The esteemed philosopher and philanthropist, W.C. Fields, once said: “There comes a time in every man’s life when he must take the bull by the horns and throw it.” And so it is that fast-food giant, Burger King, and its parent, Restaurant Brands...
The Better Mousetrap

The Better Mousetrap

I don’t know if there’s necessarily been an uptick in celiac disease. But since the onset of COVID-19, there’s been a markedly discernible increase in bellyaching. Contrary to the intentions of the Founding Fathers of these here United States, we want to be completely...
Welcome to the Ride of Your Life

Welcome to the Ride of Your Life

WAITING & RIDING Welcome to the Ride of Your Life JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 18 June 2020 Life is often described as a roller coaster. It’s full of ups and downs as well as twists and turns. Sometimes you’re slowly creeping up a hill, and...
Chaotic but Cathartic

Chaotic but Cathartic

SELF-PRESERVATION & SURRENDER Chaotic but Cathartic JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 11 June 2020 When the pandemic started, I was a nervous wreck. I couldn’t see my behaviors for what they were in that moment. But in hindsight, I’m able to...
Seasons of Reckoning

Seasons of Reckoning

In the midst of (1) the global coronavirus pandemic, (2) a black man was killed in Minneapolis by a white police officer, who now stands charged with murder for taking that man’s life. Evidently, those two things weren’t enough to satisfy our appetite for...
We Become What We Count

We Become What We Count

On June 13, 1995, Bennett R. Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, launched a contest called, “Yo! I’m Your C.E.O.” Ben Cohen had decided to relinquish his role as CEO of the company, which was then 17 years old. Part...