A Punch In The Face

Over the past few months we’ve been migrating ABCNJ’s team communication to Ryver. It’s been smooth transition, with one hilarious exception.

Embracing the Flow

I’ve been dealing with a bunch of communications shifts among the various groups with which I work as of late. As I watch people struggle with these transitions it’s got me considering how embracing the idea of a workflow is actually more important then mastering any one communication tool. A workflow oriented mentality works, essentially,…

Effective Preaching?

Here’s a question I’ve often pondered. Is preaching actually effective? We live in a world literally bombarded with information. Tools like Twitter, Instagram, texts, news alerts, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Snapchat, and Slack shove information at these computers we carry around in our pockets. Many of us are information weary – and then we tell people…

What a morning

After breakfast yesterday my daughter cried out from her room, “Dad, [the boy] is throwing up!” I ran upstairs and, sure enough, my poor son was heaving into his trashcan. He spent the next 40 minutes or so in the downstairs bathroom while my wife and daughter finished getting ready for the day. The sounds…

Mighty Morphing Power Idioms

I woke up this morning, sans alarm thanks to the “blizzard” [^ donot], and fired up my Hulu queue to catch The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. As I prepared my breakfast I suddenly became aware that our culture had hit a tipping point. Idioms which have been around for decades, and so popular that…

Messaging Migration – Part II

Note: Yesterday I wrote about my messaging migration. This is part II of that post. Follow the link to see the rest of the story. As I wrote yesterday, I’ve long loved the idea of Internet Messaging. Real-time text communication over the Internet is a “killer app.” The tools I’ve used to send messages, however,…