Dad Brand

The past is always mythic, isn't it? All extant Brands come from this swirling, half-dreamt Place. Yet, our immediate Brands are organic. We come from Dad and Mom, Mom and Pop stores, and small businesses that drive the Economic. We never really acknowledge the risk, high turn-over rate and cost…

Where does a Brand come from?

Some Brand comes straight from the mind of all-powerful Zeus! She springs forth fully formed, ready to battle! Most other Brands are born hybrids, demi-gods of a sort. JoJo Brand is like that, a mixed breed. Are we like Hercules? Do we wed the power from the clouds with organic…

Final Four & what's it all for.

We got a new bed for Dad. He can now lay and watch those Hardwood Classics! With the Final Four this weekend, we'll be watching old rivalries. We'll watch the competition. This started me thinking. It seems that every family now-a-days has a soccer Mom! Sports & Competition It's supposed…

Extended Time

How do we and We make transitions? How do we change from being a child to being a parent, and then eventually reverting to child again? For most of our brief history, we've had to quickly become child.parents, teenagers thrust into parenthood. And then all too quickly, Death comes…

Status of Brand

Dropped off Mom at the DMV. Got Dad out of bed and pushed him around the neighborhood for some fresh air. It's warm today in Simi Valley (actually, all the valleys!) I woke up last night with severe dizziness! It's an infected ear. I know because I've had the symptoms…

Clans and Brand

There are several clans, but what am I talking about when I say this?! In my head, clans are akin to Brands. Both were initially, an idea which became codified through group acceptance of certain routines or behaviors. We perform them daily until we do them without thought. After many…