Author Archives: Eric

Accidental Fame via Social Media

Social media is arguably the quickest way to spread news today.  Using it, anyone with a significant following can make their whereabouts known–even if these whereabouts are inaccurate.  Misinformation can spread as quickly as accurate information, which is particularly concerning.  However, … Continue reading

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Try Before You Buy: Video Games

Video games are a unique industry.  They appeal to their own niche of consumers and are surrounded by a massive culture.  From gaming marketing conventions like E3 to fan-oriented conventions such as Penny Arcade Expo, the extensive following that video games have … Continue reading

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Mommy, Can I go to Vegas?

This last Thanksgiving I was in Las Vegas… with my kids. Normally, I would not have brought the kids to Vegas and to all its decadence, but we were there for a family reunion and our kids were exposed to … Continue reading

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Did that make you cry?

Offensive imagery for brands have been pervasive in American history and many of these brands are propagated by derogatory stereotypes (Bhasin, 2011). For instance, Aunt Jemima, a brand that still exists today, but has been dramatically altered since its first … Continue reading

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This is Story

The universe is made of stories, not atoms.   -Muriel Rukeyser There is power in story.  Story is transformative, taking mere words and shaping them until they are woven and spun into a tapestry that paints a picture we are drawn into. … Continue reading

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Changing the World on a Shoestring Budget

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.  ―Benjamin Franklin Nima’s Story Nima was 5 when she and her 3-year-old sister escaped from a life of horrific abuse at the hands … Continue reading

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