What Baba O’Riley taught me about myself

Last night I was coming home from “Date Night” with my wife and The Who’s Baba O’Riley came on the radio. Its hard not to love that song; from the keyboard intro to Pete Townshend’s repetition of the D, A, and G chords, it is a song that is the embodiment of a perfect...

Episode 8 – GM O’Connell

In 1996 I was barely 22 years old when I started my career in advertising.  I worked for a company called FCB direct, which was owned by a holding company known as True North Communications.  No offense to Brian Rafferty, my boss at the time, but the job kind of...

A Mother’s Day Reflection

Our triplets were born 9 weeks early in 2002; they weren’t due until June but decided to make an appearance in mid April. They struggled at first but eventually thrived and all came home from the hospital on Mother’s Day 2002. Well, to be fair, Maggie...

Handle With Care

On my flight out to Arkansas this morning I listened to one of my favorite songs, Handle With Care, by the Traveling Wilburys. The refrain goes as follows: “I’m so tired of being lonely I still have some love to give Won’t you show me that you really care?”...

Self Absorption

As many of you know, I interview people for a living. It’s not a bad gig really – I get to travel, listen to interesting stories, and consult with my clients on what it all means.  To quote my father, “You get paid for that?”  Yes, I do dad....