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Posted by on Sep 19, 2023 in Blog | 1 comment

So, You Want to be a School Teacher in Las Vegas? (A Tale of Frustration)



Are you interested in becoming a Las Vegas school teacher?

I was (and still am).

Unfortunately, the Clark County School District makes the hiring process unnecessarily confusing and difficult. Perhaps this is one reason why our local schools have a severe teacher shortage right now.

This 10-minute video details my frustrations at becoming a teacher.  Hopefully, someone who can make a difference will see it and fix the problems, or at least make the process easier for aspiring teachers.




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Posted by on Feb 2, 2023 in Blog, Essays, Sports Betting, Video 1 | 0 comments

My Sportsbetting Television Commercial #1 (Piano-Playing Chicken)





Ready for all the Super Bowl ads?

Last year, I conceived and created four television commercials for a Canadian-based sportsbetting website (  All four were rejected.

Since then, I’ve seen many advertisements for major sportsbooks airing on television, mostly airing during sports events.  Some are acceptable.  But most are terrible.  Oh, and they cost a fortune with highly-paid celebrity endorsers, mostly parroting confusing jibberish that sounds crafted by a clueless PR agency.

This year’s Super Bowl will run dozens of ads.  Many cost millions of dollars to make, and even more money for the time buy.  A few will be outstanding.  But most will be forgotten seconds later.

In contrast to the flashy ads you often see during events like the Super Bowl, I made these commercials — actually amateur sizzle wheels — at no cost in less than an hour.

Take a look and tell me what you think.

Note these short videos are templates for what would be a much higher-quality broadcast-ready advertisement and publicity campaign.  One of the components of advertising that I think is most effective (and underutilized) is “recurring themes” and repetition in messaging and brand awareness.  Running unconnected ads is often a waste of resources.  Picking a theme and sticking with it over time is far more effective in reaching the audience.  For instance, think of the Geico ads (with the gecko) or Southwest Airlines (“Wanna; Get Away?”), and others that are still running today.

I had this in mind when I made these four ads, with a recurring theme.

This is the first of four posts (Video #1).  Duration-30 seconds.


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Posted by on Nov 16, 2022 in Blog, Essays, Politics, Rants and Raves, Video 1, What's Left | 0 comments

My Thoughts on Donald Trump Running Again in 2024 [Video]




“They keep pulling me back in. Just when I thought we were out, they keep pulling me back in.”

Here are my thoughts on video which includes my reaction to Donald Trump’s official announcement yesterday that he shall seek the presidency in the 2024 election.

My three words to describe Trump running are: Disgust, Joy, and Sadness

(8-minute video)



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Posted by on Sep 13, 2022 in Blog, Las Vegas, Politics | 0 comments

Meet Nick Christenson



Here’s my live interview with Nick Christenson, Democratic candidate for the Nevada State Assembly (NV-2) in the November 2022 general election.  This was done on Tuesday, Sept. 13th.

Note:  We had to move indoors because of the sun’s glare, so forgive the bad camera work.

For more information:

Nick’s campaign website

Nick on Ballotpedia

Follow Nick on Facebook



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