I felt like I should make an obligatory “real post” instead of just posting the stats that WordPress furnished for the blog. Of course, now I’m in the weird position of deciding where I want to take this thing. There are a lot of things wrong with the world, but I don’t generally like to […]Read more "Farewell 2012, It’s Been Interesting"
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 51,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 12 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.Read more "2012 in review – kessel korner stats"
As you read this, I’m on the open seas in the Caribbean. Possibly drunk…uh, on Christmas spirit(s). I have written it days beforehand in a hotel since I know I may not be able to write on the fly with spotty Internet connectivity. On the plus side, I brought along all my creative stuff so […]Read more "And To All A Good Night!"
Well, I’ve intercepted the latest missive from Santa (you may remember last year’s). It’s not very jolly, so I invite you to look away unless you’re ready to read the musings of a very hurt miracle worker. For what it’s worth, I think that Occupy North Pole really messed with him and he just needs […]Read more "The Christmas Blogs: Your Annual Letter from Santa"
I’m writing this in a hotel bar while my kids drop off to sleep after 11 hours in a hellish car ride, so please forgive the roughness of its writing. Every year, there’s a little joke in my family. I begin complaining fairly soon after Thanksgiving that I’m not enough in the Christmas spirit. That […]Read more "The Christmas Blogs: Finally in the Spirit"
Very recently I asked some people whom I respect whether I should rate the sessions at which I was a speaker for a conference. To be sure, I felt that I’d done a bang-up job and that the audience had been engaged both times. In fact, I came out of these sessions with a sense […]Read more "Ethics Question: Rating Your Own Speaking Sessions"
This is not another blog about my father’s death, but it is about a lesson related to it. It’s a lesson I thought I knew before, but obviously I still had some things to learn. It revisits things I’ve mused before, specifically in a blog about “Digital Hoarding” I wrote some time ago. But the […]Read more "The Christmas Blogs: Possessions Are Fleeting"