The Future: Laws To Live By

Fear is one of the most negative emotions. It can immobilize the best of people … fear is another form of mind static.

- Diamond’s Laws

Hi there. Over the past few days I’ve contemplated composing a number of ‘what traditional media can learn from the web’-type posts. I left my traditional-media comfort zone not to pursue a new job, but rather to create content that I believe in. After scrapping a number of  justifiably snarky posts, I realized that I have little desire to linger in the past. Instead I will marginalize negative feelings in favor of tightening my future focus.

Have faith in yourself. Keep your mind on good thoughts and your actions based on wisdom and reason. To be successful and happy don’t waste time. Worry is an energy rip-off.  It does no good to worry. It causes nervousness and disease. Solve the problem rather than worry


Hello World: I Have Resigned From ABC News.


I have resigned from ABC News and today, Friday, November 18th, will be my final day in the office of ABC News Radio. January 13th, 2012 will be the final day of employment by ABC News.

I am humbled by and grateful for my experience at ABC News, and humbled by and grateful to my colleagues-in-journalism and the lessons they have taught me.

I will now run a company called KoPoint, INC. KoPoint will aggressively pursue its agenda.

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Quote: Spider Jerusalem on Journalism

Journalism is just a gun. It’s only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that’s all you need. Aim it right, and you can blow a kneecap off the world.

Warren Ellis writes Spider Jerusalem in Transmetropolitan


Halloween Reading of H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Temple’

Listen to H.P. Lovecraft’s The Temple

Growing up, some of my best fall memories were of sitting close to a fire, dog-eared paperback close to my chest, reading the stories of horror spun by H.P. Lovecraft.

Each fall my old friend Quentin Lewis records an audio reading of his favorite H.P. Lovecraft stories. This year he recorded the vintage Lovecraft story, The Temple.

Listen to Quentin’s older readings of The Colour Out of Space, and The Horror at Red Hook.

From Quentin’s blog, When Elvis Died:

[The Temple is] a great story, full of mystery and claustrophobic terror, not to mention WWI era sea combat for all you history buffs out there.

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H.P. Lovecraft’s spooky former home in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn.