Author: Brian Rowland

Self Expression: It’s Your Right

photo by scott holstein Days after the Parkland, Florida, killings in February,  thousands of young people descended on the Old Capitol in Tallahassee to demonstrate and to express their anger and disappointment about our nation’s gun laws and gun culture.  …

Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce

I learned a lot during a recent conversation with Katrina Rolle, the president and CEO of the United Way of the Big Bend. For a long while, I had viewed the United Way as an organization dedicated strictly to raising…

Role Models Extraordinaire

For the fourth time, members of the Rowland Publishing management team and I have completed the challenging, but welcome, task of carefully reviewing Pinnacle Award nominations submitted by readers of 850 Magazine and selecting the latest class of honorees. I…

Finding Happiness

Recently, I watched a show on HBO hosted by Bryant Gumbel, who was joined by an Ivy League psychologist. Jointly, the two men interviewed two accomplished individuals — a retired Navy SEAL and a former professional football player. The interviewees…

Make Time for Professional Courtesy

After 25 years in the advertising and marketing business,  I am never surprised when a phone call goes unreturned. Rather than becoming offended on such occasions, I let them roll off me like water. Recently, however, I found myself counseling…