May 2017 Blog Archives

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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Making the case for donuts as the perfect road food

A pit stop beckoned as we passed through Buffalo last June, en route to our family vacation in Toronto. With a fateful swipe of her iPhone, my wife, Sara, steered us to Paula’s Donuts. It was such a delectable experience

Sunset stripped: a case study in bad graphic design

Aaron James Draplin is a national treasure. If I have a graphic design hero, he is it. I discovered him several years ago when Advertising Age, I think, offered a link to a video of Draplin taking viewers through his

Reporting from Sedalia, Mo., a quarter-century later

I was scrambling to find a job in late 1989, in advance of graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. I had sent my resume to the Berkshire Eagle, a daily newspaper in western Massachusetts, and followed up