For most of you that only know me as The Product Poet, who loves branding and haiku, while writing about products, charities, travel and food, let me just say that there is more to me than meets the eye. For over the past three plus years I have managed to send out nearly 73,000 [...]
Dear Adrian, Adrian, Adrian, Adrian. What can I say besides, “What were you thinking?” As I was driving in to my office this morning, I was listening to KFAN 100.3 FM in Minneapolis and I heard the news today, oh boy, of your attempt to salvage your career on the football field you have decided [...]
Over the past several months as I have begun to publish and write more here on theproductpoet.com, in the month of May I reached a new milestone for myself as a writer slash blogger slash poet. To some, this might not seem like a huge milestone, but for me it was something I have [...]
My 11-year-old lad recently came home from school proclaiming that he was about to have “The Talk” during his health class at his elementary school. At first I was like, “Hold, up. That’s my job,” but then I realized that “The Talk” they were going to have was not about the birds and the [...]
Dearest Delta Airlines, First of all I need to apologize to you for taking such a long time to write you this letter. Second, I've noticed that you have worked relatively hard to change our relationship over the years and while I still fondly remember the days of Northwest Airlines, I've noticed a significant [...]
I do believe that it is five o'clock somewhere, right?
As I have previously written about, I'm not just a poet who loves branding and haiku. Although I am currently in the "C-suite" as an executive/board advisor of multiple companies, many, many years ago I worked in the Death Care industry. Say what? The Death Care Industry? Yes, the Death Care Industry is [...]
For my non-poetic day job, I recently had the fortunate enough opportunity to attend a “Cyber Security” seminar from my “Cyber Security” insurance brokers. While I didn’t have enough time to stay for the panel presentations of insurance brokers and lawyers, what I was really interested in hearing was the presentation by Michael Bazzell [...]
Today is April 30th, 2015. To some this is merely another Thursday before a Friday; however for some, April 30th marks the last day of National Poetry Writing Month. For many poets, including myself, it meant following along daily writing prompts, mainly disseminated through social media sites, such as Twitter or Facebook. My month [...]
Well folks, I did it. I somehow managed to overcome my fears of heading into the Lifetime Fitness yoga studio for two weeks in a row. As mentioned in my post last week, Dear Yoginis: I am Sorry, in the past five years I had managed to try yoga only a handful of times, [...]
For those of you that follow me on Twitter (not so subtle hint to follow me here), many of you know that I love to send out a tweet to effectively measure my own “Return on Poetry.” What I mean by Return on Poetry is in the world of social media, many companies find [...]
Some say that the in order to move on from an uncomfortable situation, the healing process begins when you have reached acceptance. Another step in this healing process is apologizing to those that you feel you have wronged over the years. So step one: I’ve accepted the fact that I’ll never be a yogini [...]
After nearly nine months of research, applications, admissions and college visits, yesterday my eldest lad confirmed his enrollment at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Although he still has about six weeks left of high school, yesterday was a very emotional day for myself and my spouse as the realization that our son is about to leave the house for the first time on his...
Dear LinkedIn, I know this may sound like a cliché, but it’s not you it’s me. Over the past two and a half years, I have enjoyed connecting with you and meeting your new friends, but today I feel violated that you suddenly do not believe that our relationship was real. Although I’ve professed my love to you and written you a lot of...
When it comes to social media, some might say that in real life I am anti-social. My non-poetic, non-anonymous self has a total of 31 friends on Facebook and 14 followers on Twitter, as compared to approximately 10,000 "Likes" on my Facebook author page and over 150,000 followers on Twitter. Since I am rather social on social media as my fictitious character...