It started with what felt like a run-of-the-mill sinus event. A little drainage and a little headache. In retrospect, I suppose I was feeling a bit worn down that morning, too, as I drove my mom to her oncologist appointment. I didn’t think about it while we were driving. …


Back in high school, my best friend and I went over to a friend’s house after school one day. He had an 60-something Ford Mustang he was restoring and he wanted us to see it.

“I’m going to have this thing cherry by the end of the year,” Tom said.


Back in 2009, a year or so into the Great Recession, things were tough all over.

The ad agency I co-founded was on financial thin ice and the reality of paying two partners and a staff what they needed to survive was getting tougher by the day. Like virtually every…


Before the Vegas Golden Knights came to town, Tark was the last guy to orchestrate any excitement here.

I live in Las Vegas, Nevada, a town full of people who have moved here from all over the country. Yes, they come in droves from California, but there’s also a large contingent from places like Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Indianapolis and other parts of the country where sports are everything…


As determined as I was to avoid attending The Nutcracker last holiday season, once again on a mid-December afternoon I found myself sitting at the theatre with my wife, daughter and mother-in-law ringing in the season with everyone’s favorite ballet.

There were four tickets and I drew the short straw…


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For a large chunk of my adult life I was in a position of power where hiring and firing were my responsibilities.

I was a partner in several ad agencies for a number of those years, and a vice president of marketing at a large real estate brokerage for a…


Walmart’s perpendicular handicap spots are extra awesome

At the grocery store I shop at, there’s this gigantic lot with tons of parking spots, including the usual prime real estate reserved for the handicapped. …


More than a decade ago I read David McCullough’s epic biography of John Adams. I remember it being a fascinating account that was full of insight on a man that until then was largely a mystery to me. …

Peter Poggione

A lifelong ad guy who is the quintessential short-attention-span writer.

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