Finding Purpose in Work

There is a huge myth out there that one should find meaning in the work that s/he does.  While I agree that enjoying work is important I think we have forgotten that for many years people did pretty ordinary things like farm land, cut down trees, build houses and dig wells.  In fact, I believe…

Media Through the Looking Glass

As an American and a communications professional, I tend to have an in depth view of how media affects people. Marketing, advertising, branding and media thrive off of the impact that repeated images and concepts have on the individual psyche. Communications professionals understand this and use it to the advantage of their clients. The average…

In Search of Amy Tan’s Successor

I remember when the Joy Luck Club came out at the movies. I was dying to see it. You see as a kid that grew up in the homogeneous Midwest, seeing such a depiction on screen was tantamount to visiting a magical land of fairies and dragons. Up until that point I had not seen…