How to Survive in the “New Normal”

In our “new normal” during this Covid-19 era, we are forced to rethink our life, work, careers and obligations.   IN THIS ECONOMY  Many employees are laid off and considering the option to start a business. Various existing businesses are pivoting to revise their offerings, … READ FULL POST

The Dome at the Lake

This article witten by CJ Hirschfield during her long tenure as the “Queen Fairy” (Executive Director) of Children’s Fairyland in Oakland Last week I came across the script that was used when Fairyland’s train used to venture through Lakeside Park, before it was permanently brought … READ FULL POST

Bernstein’s “America” Caps Irony of “Vice”

If you’re going to see the extraordinary film Vice, you’ve just got to first revisit the number America in West Side Story (staged 1957). I was shocked by its sad relevancy to our current (racist) immigration strife and urban displacement, ironically set to uptempo, cheery music. … READ FULL POST

Center for Aesthetic Dentistry

Dr. J. Bellen, of the Center for Aesthetic Dentistry worked with Allison’s marketing agency to re-frame his general dental practice into an exclusive  cosmetic practice. As Creative Director, Allison’s design and photography teams developed web and promotional materials that allowed the Center to simplify the services offered, … READ FULL POST