The Floor is Lava

The Floor is Lava

GAMES & LIFE The Floor is Lava JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 14 January 2021 From time to time, I like to ask the smartest person in my house for blog topic ideas. If you know anything about my family, you’ll know I’m referring to my beautiful...
Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

Working, as we do, with so many providers of software and services to the insurance industry (among others), we take particular delight and morbid interest in seeing the various … uh … research reports and their supporting graphics that come from the...
I Feel Like We Need to Stop Saying I Feel Like

I Feel Like We Need to Stop Saying I Feel Like

The phrase, I feel like, has become another blight on the language. It’s the equivalent of a synaptic knee-jerk. It’s something to fill time and conversational space, without thinking, in the hope that the person or people with whom you’re speaking...
Things Go Better With COKE

Things Go Better With COKE

Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter, was born 13 years after “Things Go Better With Coke” was adopted by Coca Cola as its promotional slogan in 1963. And he was born seven years after it was retired by Coca Cola in favor of “It’s the...
The Important Questions

The Important Questions

This year has been one of distraction and disorientation. With the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, myriad questions have been part of our daily lives: Are we going to die? Are we even going to get sick? If masks prevent the spread of the virus, why do we have to...
Meteorologically Speaking

Meteorologically Speaking

I was listening to a podcast the other day. Hosted by a local news and sportscaster, the podcast featured a local meteorologist. Said meteorologist had formerly been the Chief Meteorologist at one of the local TV stations, until he committed the cardinal sin of making...