The Greatest Blogger of the 16th-Century

Depending on when you started reading this blog it may or may not be obvious to you that it’s an experimental and constantly evolving work-in-progress. When I started the blog in August of ‘06, I had no idea what I was doing. I knew that I wanted to begin a dialog and...

Tourism. The Rodney Dangerfield of Industries.

After almost every punch line, a googly-eyed, sweating Rodney Dangerfield would tug at his tie and utter his famous line, “Awww, I don’t get no respect.” Seems to me the entire travel and tourism industry could do the same thing. Tourism is a trade that encompasses so...

What do incompetence AND arrogance add up to?

Besides having a problem with their Deepwater Horizon well spewing oil into the Gulf Stream, BP also seems to have a problem with its executives spewing insensitive statements into the media stream. First, embattled BP CEO Tony Hayward told a disbelieving press “I’d...

Knowledge is power. Really?

It’s been almost five weeks since the Deepwater Horizon disaster and barrels of oil continue to pour out of a broken pipe 5,000 feet below the ocean’s surface. “Green” BP is trying to stave off a PR disaster, red-faced politicians are playing to the cameras and people...