Where’s the Beef?

Where’s the Beef?

Between the deaths of criminals resisting arrest being called murder — and burning, looting, and killing being called peaceful protests (to say nothing of the myriad malefactions of this election season) — we seem to have had a dearth of real news in this long Summer...
Innovoxing

Innovoxing

There are times at which I can be so dimwitted that it frightens me. As all of my friends, family members, co-workers, and professional colleagues can attest, I’ve always been an advocate of thinking outside the box. Most days, even without a hangover, I’m completely...
Let’s Do This!

Let’s Do This!

IMPERMENANCE & KINDERGARTEN Let’s Do This! JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 3 September 2020 This week marked my daughter’s first day of Kindergarten at her big-girl school. It looked much different from what I’d imagined. And it was likely...
My Shangri-La

My Shangri-La

PEACE & PARADISE My Shangri-La JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 27 August 2020 In the 1933 novel, Lost Horizon by James Hilton, Hugh Conway finds inner peace, love, and a sense of purpose in Shangri-La. After having that experience, he decides to...
Just When You Thought it Was Safe …

Just When You Thought it Was Safe …

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about with COVID-19, now, according to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), there’s a new disorder to be concerned about. We can expect it to be added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,...
You Can’t Catch All Flies With Honey …

You Can’t Catch All Flies With Honey …

SWEETNESS & VITRIOL You Can’t Catch All Flies With Honey … JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 20 August 2020 There is an old adage that says, “You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” This statement implies you’ll get more from a...