More on Writing

Book on Interviews

Disastrous Interviews: The Comic, Tragic, and Just Plain Ugly includes 134 interviews around 15 themes. Each interview is memorable in its own way. It  may make you laugh or just shake your head in disbelief.  The goal is to provide readers with an out of body experience, to allow us to look down on the funny, weird and the sad interviews of others and know that we are not alone. The book also includes suggestions on how to cope with a disastrous interview, to turn it into a good story to be told around the fireplace of life.

Writing – Past and Present

In a world filled with uncertainty and too little chocolate, I have always anchored myself in writing. As an academic I published articles on communications issues. Serious treatises on serious topics. Then, as a commercial fisher in Alaska, I turned to writing humorous articles on boating and fishing. As a management consultant I survived three years writing a monthly column on HR and leadership for a regional business journal. But I never lost my preference for the humorous side of learning as reflected in the titles of speeches I’ve delivered as a consultant: Negativity – Dark Matter and Sticky Stuff; Leadership – Super Glue, Duct Tape and Velcro; Stress – Clutter and Cortisol; and Interviewing – Lessons Learned the Easy way, Through Someone Else’s Experience.

Here is an article from my past life on the water:

“Pssst—Wanna Buy Some Spam?”