Author Archives: Scott Smith

SharePoint at West Point

In 1998, a mid-priced hotel chain launched an ad campaign that featured a memorable, oft-repeated, catchphrase. I knew that if I ever stayed in one of their rooms, that I would be comedically obligated to use the catch phrase in … Continue reading

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Road Rage on LSD

(Note: “LSD” in this post refers to Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive, if you are interested in  that other  LSD, you can start here.) Taxi! At my ad agency  jobs in Chicago, we were reimbursed for taxi fare if we worked … Continue reading

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Taxonomy of Superhero Origin Stories

When my son was little, we once  discussed superhero-origin stories and of they all seemed to fit into a surprisingly few buckets. Years later (ie, a few weeks ago), I thought about this taxonomy again and came up with some … Continue reading

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STREAM Learning

Joy Loss It seems that everybody  else has pushed out their  opinion about schools, learning loss, and the (post-pandemic) way forward. Thus, I’ll provide mine: the best thing that governments, schools, parents, communities…can do for children is to quit fixating  about … Continue reading

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