On Realistic Expectations, or, “How Lin-Manuel Miranda Brightened My Day — Again”

Day 2 of a Chronic-Fatigue-As-Caused-By-Antihistone-Markers bout. I'm EXHAUSTED. I'm also wildly frustrated. Given the well, chronic, nature of autoimmune symptoms, it's really hard to build momentum, and I feel like I never make any progress. Progress on what, you ask? Well anything, really: work/rebuilding my business, cleaning, furniture hunting/decorating (good LORD, that's a topic of … Continue reading On Realistic Expectations, or, “How Lin-Manuel Miranda Brightened My Day — Again”

Tim Tebow, a National Championship and My Downfall

January 9, 2017 - When my colleague took this picture of Tim Tebow clearly falling in love with me,* I was working on the lead media operations team for the College Football Playoff National Championship. Marcus Spears & Tim Tebow prep for SEC Nation after the 2017 National Championship, while I do a discreet baby … Continue reading Tim Tebow, a National Championship and My Downfall

Resolving the “New Year, New You” Issue

As a PR pro who's had to comb through editorial calendars for client opportunities over the years, one of the most reliable issues to plan for in almost any publication is January: "New Year, New You!" It's not just lifestyle/beauty publications (but don't get me started on the body image witchcraft and gross expectations that … Continue reading Resolving the “New Year, New You” Issue