Why Hillary’s Campaign Logo is Rock Solid

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign recently revealed a new logo, garnering mixed reviews even from experienced designers. “It’s just a red arrow moving to the right,” said Scott Thomas, design director for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, in a Politico article. Yet, Hillary’s logo succeeds precisely because it’s a deceptively simple mark that is both memorable and versatile. Continue reading

NFL Football on the field

Super Bowl Ads Reviewed Thanks to Snowstorm

Super Bowl XLIX delivered the whole package: A good matchup on the field; a stunning visual halftime show; interesting commercials. Great quotes like “Our people didn’t touch the balls” (Robert Kraft of the Patriots). And that crazy ending!

I wanted Seattle to win because the Patriots beat the Bears in 1985. What a heads-up, hands-up catch in the Continue reading

portable carrot cake for post workout breakfast

Carrot Cake for Breakfast

A Recipe for a High-Protein, Low-Sugar, Portable, Post-Workout Carrot Cake Breakfast Bar

portable carrot cake for post workout breakfast

Tucked into an outside pocket of my gym bag, it defrosts while I’m working out.

These flavorful and  satisfying bars are gluten-free and dairy-free, with no added sugars, yeast-free, corn-free, grain-free, soy-free, high protein, high fiber, low sugar. Leave out the walnuts if you want a nut-free version. Make them Paleo by Continue reading

PR is Firefighting too: Babylon Tells it Like it Is

“I know I look like a police officer, but I’m a firefighter. That’s all I do. I put out fires,” says the head of the Metropolitan police in Thursday’s episode of Babylon (Sundance Channel, S1E3). He’s talking to Liz Garvey, an American PR consultant who’s been hired to improve Scotland Yard’s image.

The show is chaotic, uneven and full of conflicting personalities. In other words, just like real life. Garvey, played by Chicago-born  Continue reading

tough workout needs high protein breakfast treats

Morning Workout Recovery: Carrot Cake for Breakfast

tough workout needs high protein breakfast treats

After a tough workout, high protein carrot cake is a great reward!

If I don’t get to the gym in the morning, there’s a good chance I won’t get there at all. But mornings are early for this night owl, so I usually don’t eat before my workout (especially if it’s a yoga class). Much of the literature (and trainers I know) talk about having something to eat within 20-40 minutes of completing your workout. But that falls squarely in the showering/getting dressed time slot. I’m still at the gym with no fridge or stove or blender handy.

I’ve been searching for the perfect portable, post-workout breakfast. Perfect (to me) means Continue reading

Drawings of a squirrel and a pigeon

Squirrel or Pigeon?

I never thought about eating squirrel until last week. We were binge-watching Alpha House (the very funny political satire by Garry Trudeau of Doonesbury fame), and one of the characters reminisces about roasting squirrels. A few days later we’re watching some other show (a drama most likely) and there’s a remark about squirrel chili. I just searched “squirrel recipe” and several suggestions from Google came up including squirrel recipes for the slow cooker. Apparently it’s a thing. Yet I don’t foresee Continue reading